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

 

 

Just Posted

Book recycling now available at the Revelstoke Transfer Station

Review Staff The Revelstoke Transfer Station is now accepting books for recycling.… Continue reading

Former Liberal candidate endorses Greens in Kootenay-Columbia

Don Johnston says he’ll be voting for Abra Brynne on Oct. 21

Jocelyn’s Jottings: How do I decide who to vote for?

Voting day is coming up, and in the midst of all of… Continue reading

Revelstoke Fire Rescue Services douse house fire in the Big Eddy

The mobile home was a loss but they protected the neighbours

Public hearing scheduled for amendments that would allow Temporary Use Permits

The hearing will be at the Revelstoke City Council meeting Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

Potent power play paces Canucks to 5-1 win over Detroit

Miller nets a pair as Vancouver wins third straight

Okanagan ski hills highlighted on website’s ‘most affordable’ list

HomeToGo looks at rentals, lift passes, accommodations and food to compile list of Top 50

UPDATE: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in U.S. after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Okanagan man killed in head-on collision on Highway 1 near Salmon Arm

Police say 21-year-old died at scene after pickup truck collided with transport trailer

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

Most Read