Jeff Green | Apr 11, 2013
Next Wednesday, April 17, the kick-off event for the 2013 Flinton Relay for Life will take place at the Flinton Recreation Centre. The Relay for Life Committee and other local organizers of the event will all be on hand to talk about plans for this year's relay, share some refreshments and show some video footage from the 2010 and 2011 Flinton relays.
The kick-off will also be a good opportunity for new teams or individuals to register for the relay.
Sue Tobia, the chairperson for Luminaria sales, will be there selling, and the cancer survivors' lap co-ordinator Sherry Tebo will be looking to register individuals for the lap, which included about 90 participants in 2011, the last year the Flinton Relay was held.
“We are looking for some more team support,” said Relay Chair Carolyn Hasler, “but we are off to a solid start with 18 – 20 teams already registered.”
A number of fundraising events are coming up to raise funds for the Relay, which will take place on the evening of June 7 on the Recreation Centre grounds.
On Saturday, April 20, one of the teams is putting on a bake sale and silent auction at the Clar/Mill Hall in Plevna, at Jack’s Jam.
On May 28, there will be a gigantic yard and bake sale at Lakelands Family Health Team in Flinton and other yard sales are being planned as well.
Raffles are also being organized, including one for an original oil painting by Don Wise. Tickets for the Don Wise raffle will be available at the kick-off evening.
“We have a number of things happening at the kick-off, and we are hoping for more,” said Carolyn Hasler. “The main thing is to get people fired up for the relay after we didn’t hold one in 2012."