GF Relay for Life looking for volunteers

It may not be til June, but preparations are underway for the Boundary Relay for Life.

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on residents of the Boundary Country to volunteer for this year’s Relay For Life. The 2013 Relay in Boundary Country was an outstanding success that saw 156 people participating, raising $50,000 for the fight against cancer. This year’s Relay For Life will be on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at James Donaldson Park in Grand Forks. The Society has an urgent need for volunteers to make this community-driven event a success in 2014. “For years we have had an amazing and dedicated team of volunteers put on a fantastic Relay for the Boundary with the help of Canadian Cancer society staff,” says Stacey Cassidy, Community Giving Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon. “There are some exciting plans underway this year however many the committee members have now retired and we need the community’s involvement to help us make this event as successful and memorable as last year’s Relay.” For 2014, the Society is specifically looking for new volunteers for the organizing committee and has a variety of roles to suit everyone’s backgrounds. In particular, assistance is needed with organizing team recruitment, corporate sponsorship, activities, food and beverage and cancer survivor recruitment. “Already we have 11 wonderful teams and some great volunteers signed up for the 2014 Relay,” says Cassidy. “Everyone is excited to see the event come together, but we need more help. It’s a big undertaking to make this special event happen and it becomes a lot easier when we have more hands helping. We want to ensure as many people as possible have the chance to celebrate, remember and fight back with us. For participants this event holds a lot of meaning.” Any interested volunteers are asked to contact 2014 Leadership Chair Jennifer Edwards grandforksrelay@bc.cancer.ca or 250-443-1484.

Just Posted

Man spotted with shotgun in East Trail leads to weapons discovery

RCMP recover numerous weapons and stolen items after search on Fifth Ave.

Skier caught in backcountry avalanche near Rossland

‘The man was lucky he had the ‘A-Team’ of ski patrol people able to respond as quickly as they did,’ says Rossland rescue spokesperson

Gas leak near schools prompts evacuations

The leak on Highway 3 through Grand Forks was reported just before 11 a.m.

Kootenays unemployment rate best in B.C.

In one year, the region has gone from highest unemployment rate to lowest, at 3.1 per cent

Wet, mild December held few surprises for forecasters

While precipitation was normal, mild temperatures meant little fell as snow

Giant rotating ice disk forms in Maine river

Ice disk that is roughly 100 yards wide has formed in the Presumpscot River

Theresa May wins no-confidence vote after Brexit deal rejection

UK PM can keep her job, after House of Commons voted 325-306

First Nation supporters march to Horgan’s MLA office

Dozens marched across the Greater Victoria community of Langford to support the Wet’suwet’en people

Liberal candidate steps aside after singling out Jagmeet Singh’s race

Karen Wang says she made comments online that referenced Singh’s cultural background

SUV wedged on top of car in B.C. mall parking lot has customers confused

The accident occurred Tuesday, no injuries were reported

SPCA seeks help for Shelby the dog

Cranbrook branch seeks help with costs for a Shih Tzu suffering from a number of medical issues.

Razor burn: Gillette ad stirs online uproar

A Gillette ad for men invoking the #MeToo movement is sparking intense online backlash

Feds poised to bolster RCMP accountability with external committee

Long-anticipated move is the latest attempt at rebuilding the force following years of sagging morale

Most Read