All the planning work is paying off and things are falling into place for local Relay for Life organizers, but they’re still short on volunteers and, of course, looking for more teams to join in the fun.
The nation-wide fundraiser for cancer research is taking place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Centennial Park in 100 Mile House on June 7.
“Everything looks good,” says organizer Alaina Fryer. “Basically, it’s just the volunteers we’re really still scrambling to find.”
A schedule of events (found below) has been released and includes a good lineup of live entertainment and a number of active lifestyle and dancing demonstrations.
Fryer asks people remember to bring canned goods to the park to be donated to the 100 Mile House Food Bank Society. They will also have luminary bags for sale for $5.
A number of local teams are already registered online at the Canadian Cancer Society website, where people can search the 2014 100 Mile House Relay for Life
Last year’s event, which saw people in communities from coast to coast participate in a fun and non-competitive 12-hour relay to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society, included 107 participants in 100 Mile House, and raised nearly $22,000.
In 2013, Canada-wide, 161,746 people participated in 487 Relay For Life events and raised $46.5 million.
To volunteer, Fryer can be reached at 250-706-8082.
2014 Relay for Life:
9-10 a.m.: Team registration
10-10:30 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
10:30-11 a.m.: Tai Chi demo
11-11:30 a.m.: Polynesian Dance Studio
11:30-12 p.m.: Zumba demo
12-1 p.m.: Lunch break
1-3 p.m.: Relay games (tug o’ war, sack races, etc.)
3-3:30 p.m.: Belly Dance demo
3:30-4 p.m.: Richard Minato
4-4:30 p.m.: Candace Copley
4:30-5 p.m.: Cardio Kickboxing Demo
5-6:30 p.m.: Minute to Win It games/Frozen Shirt contest
6:30-7 p.m.: Peter Fremlin
7-9 p.m.: Cariboo Idols
9-10 p.m.: Closing/Luminary Ceremony