For the love of community

Relay for Life fast approaching

ANNIE GALLANT, Observer Reporter

There’s a buzz and its building around town for this year’s Relay for Life, June 2, 5 – 11 p.m. in Baker Creek Park With an exciting theme, Flash Back to the 50s, entertainment organizer Dorine Greene hs having a whole lot of fun, coordinating the performers and weaving to upbeat 50s theme into her program.

She said there’s a new sound system by Processor Sound Productions – professionals from Barkerville. This will provide a better sound and better visuals for the performers and presenters.

Confirmed performances include an oldies set by Denver Lamarche, Correlieu Jazz Band, Karaoke performers, Rob Hess, a cancer survivor and semi-professional singer and several others. If you would like to add your talents to the line-up give Dorine a call at 250-991-8394.

Performances are slated throughout the evening with survivor messages and a First Nations presentation.

The public is invited to join Relay for Life for dinner with four local restaurants providing menu selections. Tickets are $15 each and available at the participating restaurants, Savages, Bliss, PureSpice, Rosie’s Perogies, at the Farmers Market and the Visitors’ Centre. Dinner is served from 6 9 p.m.

Savalas Steak House has been a well-respected restaurant in Quesnel’s downtown for many years. Under the guidance of current owners Rebecca and Craig the tradition continues.

They believe that as local business owners it is important to support local charities and their fundraising efforts. This is their second year as a food vendor at The Relay for Life, and are very proud and honoured to be invited to this event.

“We love being part of these type of outdoor events, where we are able to be out there with our customers in support of a great cause.”

Bliss has been supporting Relay for Life for quite a while now, whether it be donating or supporting our local teams, they like to stay involved in this event.

Bliss believes that this cause is valuable to the community and those who seek support from it, so they want to do their best to help out.

Relay for Life does a phenomenal job fundraising for cancer research, but also shows that when a community comes together, they can achieve many great things.

It congratulates the survivors and supports the fighters. It takes a Village; we are a small community that look after one another, that is why Bliss supports Relay for Life.

Shannon has been involved with the Farmer’s Market in Quesnel for six years and is honoured to be a part of the 2017 Relay for Life Community Dinner. She loves serving Quesnel Folks and says, “It makes her heart sing with joy and gratitude when people enjoy her food. Feeding people is so much fun! I believe life is to be lived. To share my food is to share my love! See you at Baker Creek Park on Friday June 2.”

Aruntha is the owner/operator of the local restaurant Pure Spice. She moved to Quesnel from Srilanka and loves the community, the people, and how they come together to support one another.

This is why Quesnel is Aruntha’s favourite City in the North, and why she wanted to take part in the 2017 Relay for Life’s Community Dinner. Fairly new to setting up at outdoor events, Aruntha is excited to support such an important cause, while doing what she loves, sharing her food with the people who support her business.