The Rotary Club team were fast but not fast enough during last year’s Canada Day Bed Race but they didn’t mind because all the effort went to support the Hospital Foundation.

This is your wake-up call for the 2013 Canada Day Bed Race

There’s no bedside manner required for this pajama party

In the mood for some mattress mayhem?

Perhaps even a little ‘bed-on collision’?

Then set your alarm for 1 p.m. Monday, July 1 and don’t hit snooze – you’ll lose. There’s no bedside manner required for this pajama party that’ll shake you out of your slumber and have you shedding your slippers and rippin’ your one-sies.

Due to great public support, this event has raised more than $20,000 for the Campbell River Hospital Foundation and the Campbell River Rotary Club. This year the Hospital Foundation will be raising money towards the Argon Laser System for Ophthalmology and the Daybreak Rotary is raising money towards community projects.

They invite you to join them by participating in a community-building event that brings together individuals, groups and businesses for a day of racing custom decorated beds down a 150-metre course on Shoppers Row.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and the helmet rule will be in effect for the team member sitting on the bed.

There will be two race lanes; and racing will be side by side in timed heats. Medals will be awarded to the winners as well as the best decorated bed/team and to the team who raises the most in fundraising pledges. T-Mar Industries Ltd. was last year’s bed race winners. Quinsam Coal has won the fundraising trophy for the last two years in a row.  Both teams will be back to compete once again this year.

There is still time to register your team for this year’s event. Call the foundation office at 250-850-2418 or  www.canadadaybedrace.ca for more information.

This Canada Day, Shoppers Row in Campbell River is the place to be for some laborious laughter.  Don’t get caught napping.