Tap into your reason to Relay

Organizers are busy already, preparing for Relay for Life in its new location

Teams are the foundation of Relay for Life

Mark your calendar, June 5. It’s Relay for Life

time and this is the year to shine.

Organizers and participants were thrilled with

the new venue in Baker Creek Park and Relay

for Life chair Deb Burton said they have many

enhancements and improvements over their

inaugural event.

The time is still 5 – 11 p.m. and several of the

elements remain the same such as where the

teams set up their marshalling tents, the entertainment

area, start line for Relay laps and of

course the highly popular Community Dinner

will once again be a featured highlight of this

celebratory event.

“Our team leaders are busy implementing

improvements and forging ahead with proven

winners,” Burton said.

“We’re optimistically and confidently recruiting

new teams and welcoming back our loyal,

dedicated teams who have steadfastly supported

Relay for Life for many years. They are the

backbone of our event not only in their support

of our local cancer warriors, our community

but also vital research.”

Right now is a great time to sign up your team.

Gather together family, friends, co-workers,

fellow students and anyone else willing to spend

just four hours in a very worthy cause.

Signing up early (before March 1) online at

relayforlife.ca also enters you in a draw for an

iPAD. There are five iPADs to win in B.C.

Registration and information packages are

also available at the Info Centre.

Relay for Life – Quesnel Facebook page also

has a link to the online signup as well as the

most up-to-date information on our community-

based Relay event.

The theme this year is Throw Back to the Fifties

and teams and volunteers are encouraged

to dress up for the June 5 event.

“We’re also looking to advance the theme and

spread nostalgia throughout the event site. Great

plans are in the works,” Burton said.

“It would be great if teams carried this theme

in their tent marshalling area and in their costumes.”

Relay for Life – Quesnel is an event where the

community can come together and support each

other in whatever way cancer has touched them.

As a fundraiser, Burton said the goal for

Quesnel is to raise at least $65,000 and hopes

to engage at least 25 teams.

If you don’t have a team but would still like

to volunteer in the myriad of activities, contact

Burton 1-250-250-8225.

Relay for Life is all about:

Supporting the fighters

Admiring the survivors

Honouring the fallen

And never giving up hope.

Watch for Relay for Life-Quesnel updates in

the Cariboo Observer and on the Facebook page.

Team comradery abounds on Relay for Life teams; as walkers set off they are encouraged with high fives from the bystanders; the community dinner was a huge hit and will be repeated again this year.

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Annie Gallant

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