Pipers lead cancer survivors in their survivors and caregivers victory lap at the 10th annual Relay for Life Revelstoke on today until 10 p.m. at Mountain View elementary school.

Come down to Relay for Life Revelstoke!

If you're looking for a great place to grab a snack, let the kids run free for a bit and catch up with some friends -- all for a good cause -- then come down to the Relay for Life Revelstoke today (June 12) at Mountain View elementary school.



If you’re looking for a great place to grab a snack, let the kids run free for a bit and catch up with some friends — all for a good cause — then come down to the Relay for Life Revelstoke today (June 12) at Mountain View elementary school.

The event kicked off at 9:30 a.m. this morning and runs until 10 p.m. today.

Organizer Cheryl Fry delivered the opening speech to the hundreds on hand: “Yellow signifies victory. Be proud that we have persevered and stood tall and strong in the face of cancer. You bring hope to those currently facing this disease. Be very proud.”

She continued: “Each of us has a story as why we are here. Take a moment to think of the reason that brought you to relay today. You shouldn’t feel alone. There are over 200,000 participants across Canada who will be doing the exact same thing that we are doing here today — standing together for 12 hours to show your support to fight against cancer.

By walking this track today and through the later evening, you are joining forces with nearly four million people world wide who want to save lives.”

Honourary survivor Norma Craft also addressed the crowd. “I don’t dye my hair, I’m 58 years old, and I am a survivor,” she began. “I want to tell everybody that I give thanks to my god everyday for having me be here.”

Craft told the audience she was diagnosed with cancer in 2004 and finished treatments including many surgeries in 2005. “Laughter is how I survived. Being positive and laughing, and I still laugh all the time — ask my friends.”

Here is the schedule of events for Relay for Life Revelstoke events today:

The Schedule Highlights:

9:30 a.m. – Opening Celebrate Ceremony

9:50 a.m. – Survivors and Caregivers Victory lap

10:00 a.m. – Team lap

10:20 a.m. – Survivors Group Photo

10:30-11:00 a.m. – Team Photos

7:30 p.m. – Remember Ceremony

8:00 p.m. – Raffle draws

9:00 p.m. – Fight Back Ceremony

All day Activities:

Children’s Activities:

Dunk tank, Hoops, Bubbles, Several raffles, silent auctions

12 Hours of Live Stage Music with Local Musicians:

Bob Rogers Quartet, High School Choir, Maggie Davis, Phyllis Mae, Carter Family, Bon St Jon, The Rev, Sister Girl, Zumba for kids, Matt Potter, Zumba for adults.

Excellent healthy food will be served

Pancake breakfast starting at 8:30–11:00 a.m., chicken burgers, turkey dogs, healthy bars, shrimp kabobs, popcorn, fruit, fruit smoothies

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

QUIZ: A celebration of dogs

These are the dog days of summer. How much do you know about dogs?

Haze over Okanagan and Shuswap skies may have drifted from Siberia

Few active wildifres so far this summer in B.C.

Guerrilla Gigs replacing Streetfest this summer in Revelstoke

Buy one of 30 tickets the Sunday before the Wednesday show

UPDATE: Trans-Canada Highway open to single-lane traffic west of Revelstoke due to flooding

The highway between Revelstoke and Golden is also open again

Mt. Revelstoke summit and back country closed to dogs permanently

Dogs allowed on-leash only in some other areas

VIDEO: Musqueam Chief captures captivating footage of bald eagle catching meal

‘This is why we have chosen to live here since time immemorial,’ Chief Wayne Sparrow’s nephew says

Police ramp up efforts to get impaired drivers off B.C. roads this summer

July is dedicated to the Summer CounterAttack Impaired Driving Campaign

Migrant workers stage multi-city action for full status amid COVID-19 risks

‘COVID-19 has exacerbated an existing crisis’

Shuswap resident spots waterspout near Salmon Arm

The rare weather event was spotted early in the morning on July 4.

PHOTOS: B.C.’s top doc picks up personalized Fluevog shoes, tours mural exhibition

Murals of Gratitude exhibit includes at least one portrait of Henry alongside paintings of health-care workers

Okanagan school drops ‘Rebels’ sports team name, citing links with U.S. Civil War

Name and formerly-used images “fly in the face” of the district’s human rights policy, says board chair

Seymour Arm landslide interrupts drinking water to 500 people

The July 3 slide damaged a water system and a logging road.

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Buffeted by invisible forces and just plain worn out, the United States of America celebrates its 244th birthday

Stop enforcing sex work laws during COVID-19, advocates say

There are provisions in Canada’s prostitution laws that make workers immune from prosecution, but not from arrest

Most Read