NEWS RELEASE · 2nd May 2012
The teams are busy putting the final touches on plans for their participation in this Saturday’s Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at the Mount Elizabeth secondary track. Final fundraising activities are taking place and walkers are doing everything they can to raise those last few dollars to help fight this disease. Remember, every penny from every person, young and old alike, counts.
Our theme is “ROCK AGAINST CANCER”, so don’t forget to decorate your tent – and yourself – in a “rock ‘n’ roll” theme.
LET’S GO KITIMAT!!!!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
7:00 – 9:00 am - Tent set up
9:30 am - Cancer survivors gather in the large tent to receive shirts and enter names in draw
9:45 am - Welcome at the stage
10:00 am - Survivors’ Victory Lap Walk – cancer survivors and their caregivers, led by the RCMP, the Legion Color Party, and the Terrace Pipes & Drums walk the first lap of the Relay to celebrate life and the progress we have made in the battle with cancer.
Throughout the day – music and messages from main stage, entertainment, off-track activities and food, as well as random prize draws for participants
9:15 pm - Team captains asked to pick up luminaries from trailer and place them around the track. Team captains also given a garbage bag and asked to clean up the area around their site.
9:30 pm - Prizes awarded at the stage
9:45 pm - Closing Ceremonies at the stage
10:00 pm - Luminary Ceremony – Participants and spectators walk around the track to honour those who have fought or who are fighting the battle with cancer