Gearing up for Daffodil Month

The Canadian Cancer Society, Quesnel Unit is geared up for Daffodil Month.

Delivery day for pre-ordered daffodils is March 31.  Volunteers are needed to sell daffodils April 1 – 2 at local businesses.  Committed locations include BC Liquor Store, West Park Mall, Rona and Wal-Mart.

In observing Daffodil Day, April 27, members of the Quesnel Unit will host an Open House at the Quesnel Resource Centre, 332 Front Street, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

All residents of Quesnel are invited to drop in for refreshments.  Katie Wilcox from Katie’s Kakes will be serving cupcakes.  Daffodil pins will be available at the Open House, and will be offered at venues around Quesnel before that date.  Please remember to wear a daffodil pin, April 27 to show your solidarity with those fighting cancer.

Rent-a-Santa

Congratulations to the Rent-A-Santa team.  In November/December last year they raised $1,715 for the Canadian Cancer Society through their efforts.  Well done, team!

Relay for Life

This year our goal for Relay For Life is to have 60 teams participate.  At our March meeting, with 11 weeks to go, 32 teams were committed.

This year, great new things are planned in celebration of our 10th Relay For Life in Quesnel.

This includes a chance to win a luxury tent for the day.

Registration packages are available at the unit office or call Cathy 250-747-2510 for information.

Planning for this year’s Amazing Race gets started in April.  Volunteers from the Quesnel Unit are needed.

Cops for Cancer

The Cops for Cancer ride comes through Quesnel  Sept. 14.  A Community Champion Committee will be formed to plan a welcoming event, dinner, breakfast and school visit.  We hope to have Unit involvement on the Committee.

Our next meeting is April 13, at noon, at our office on Front Street.

Olive Walsh is a Canadian Cancer Society volunteer in Quesnel and regular Observer contributor.