Become part of the Valley legacy

Come take part in the Luminary Ceremony at the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life this year!

Have you, or someone you know, had cancer?

We want to involve you in our Luminary Ceremony at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on Saturday, June 11 at DTSS.

The Luminary Ceremony is an integral part of Relay, honouring those people who have lost their battle with cancer, who are currently fighting it, or who have survived it. Luminary bags are purchased, decorated with a person’s name, and placed along the track with a candle in it. The ceremony does not start until it is dark, so you can imagine the impact this has.

Luminary bags are available for sale right now at locations throughout the Valley such as The Valley Echo and Inveremre One Hour Photo.  Watch for the signs in the windows.

As part of the ceremony, a Power Point presentation plays on the side of the Luminary tent, showcasing people who have been affected by this disease.

This is an incredible legacy that will carry on for years.

Anyone who watches this presentation is reminded of how many lives cancer has touched in this valley.

A digital photo would be the best, but if you can’t do that, just take your photo to Invermere One Hour Photo on Main Street and they will scan it for you. If you have a digital photo, please email it to

The sooner you get these photos in, the better it will be. We would love to include your loved one in our presentation.

Sheila Tutty

Relay for Life Co-ordinator