Jeff Green | May 29, 2008
Feature Article - May 29, 2008
Back toHomeFeature Article - May 29, 2008 The countdown is on for theSharbotLake Relay For Life
Sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society. Up to 400 participants and volunteers are expected to congregate at theParhamBall Field overnight on FridayJune 6 & 7.
Claire Macfarlane,RFLChair, says, “Everyone is welcome to come and join their family and neighbours for the Opening Ceremony, the Survivors’ Lap and the Luminary Ceremony. Arriveat 6 p.m.to take in the start of the activities.These events can be very emotional but will befollowed by the comic relief of the costume parade and the Relay.Twenty-eight teams have already registered and each is gearing up to win the prize for the most uniquecostume or theme. Later at around 10 p.m.stay to observe the Luminary Ceremonyand stand for a moment of silence as we remember our family and friends who have or are suffering from cancer. Be with your neighbours and they will appreciate your support.Do come!”Program coordinators GaryGillerand JimMacPhersonhave arranged for a full night of entertainment including thebands Red Rose Express, Synapse, and TellMamma. Later, participants will entertain their peers with karaoke, team cheers and board or card games like euchre .What about the Relay?This is serious business as team members have committed to their sponsors that they would walk all night to support the fight against cancer.As a team they will.Each team will have one or two members walking on the track at all times through the night as they take turns in this shared experience.Their honour would not let them do otherwise.Walkers do get hungry and thirsty! AnneHowes, Food Services Coordinator,says she has over 1000 bottles of water,pots full of chili, sandwiches and sweets to provide energy for the walkers.TheOsoFire Department, District #3,have volunteered to cook the walkers a pancake breakfast when the morning lightdawns.We are thankful for the preliminary efforts of Dave MacDonald, who is in charge of Logistics and Facilities.Presently Norm Landry is substituting for Dave.Thanks to Dave’s notes from last year’s Relay,Norm will be guided as he sets up the Relay Villagewith its tents, chairs,tables, and signs.