The countdown to Relay for Life is on

Only three more sleeps until Relay.

Only three more sleeps until Relay.

This valley has, once again, come out in full force to support this event in so many ways, and I thank you all for that.

We have an evening of entertainment to accompany you as you walk the track this Saturday starting at 6 p.m. Starting with Greg Constable and the DTSS band, followed by Jade Bowen, Kathleen and Scott Ivers, the Arabian Spice Belly Dancers, the Half Sacks, along with a performance by a fire dancer.

The Kootenay Baton Konnection will lead the Survivors’ Victory Lap again this year.

Food will be available for purchase from vendors such as AG Valley Foods, Ray Ray’s Beach Pub, The Fire Pit Grill and Dairy Queen. Proceeds from the food sales will be donated to the Relay.

Gail and Walt Horton will be on site with their Bouncy Castle, and Brenda Mitchell will be providing face painting.

There will be lots of activities for the children in the Imagination Station. The ladies of the Smart Shop would love to have you visit their tent, get valuable information and enter in the many draws they have going.

The Relay for Life is one of the largest fundraisers for the Canadian Cancer Society, so if you are not participating, please sponsor someone who is.

And if you want to participate but have not registered yet, it is not too late. Log on to or just show up at the Relay and visit the Registration tent.

This event is not a race, nor is it an opportunity to let loose. We have few rules, but they will be strictly enforced. No smoking, no drinking, no partying, and please leave your animals at home.

This event will once again prove to be an incredible night that you won’t want to miss. Hope to see you there.

Sheila Tutty

Relay for Life Co-ordinator