The countdown to the Relay for Life in Port Hardy being held on Saturday, May 23 has begun.
“We are excited to announce the huge turn around,” said Lisa Harrison, community giving coordinator,” North Island. “We have 20 teams and 133 participants so far. Last year we had eight teams and 79 participants. The growth has been amazing,” Harrison said.
“The businesses, communities members have helped make this happen.”
The Canadian Cancer Society announced in January the Relay for Life in Port Hardy and Campbell River would become a six-hour event. Since that announcement, the event has done a 360.
A full Relay for Life committee has also helped make the planning for the event run smoothly.
“We would like to make this a memorable family event the whole North Island wants to attend. We have two-day FM radio station live on location, North Island Gazette, kids’ activities, Crash Palace Cowboys band, Team Charlton Highland Dancers, Marine Harvest barbecue, Rexall water tent, Overwaitea barbecue, Busy B’s coffee and tea, Bouncy Castle, Glen’s Kettle Corn, Strokes of Jade Massage, Zumba, Yoga, Karate, Tara McCart warm-up, Glitter tattoos and so much more,” Harrison said.
“Community members do not have to enter a team, they can come down to the Relay for Life for an hour, for six hours, come walk, run whatever you would like.” Relay For Life is an inspirational, non-competitive fund-raising event that brings communities together to celebrate life and as a team help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives and support those who are facing cancer.