The Survivors’ Lap kicks off the annual Relay for Life and teams are already getting organized to raise funds for this year’s relay which will be held June 10-11 at Phoenix School.

Relay for Life efforts underway

The survivors’ lap is still over three months away but it’s not too soon to get your team together for the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.

The survivors’ lap is still over three months away but it’s not too soon to get your team together for the Relay for Life cancer fundraiser.

“The first step is getting your team together,” said Joanne Millar who is in charge of team services for the relay. “Then the fun begins. Pick a name for your team…pick a theme and get registered.”

The Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society that is held in communities all across B.C. Teams raise donations and pledges and then participate in a 12-hour relay on June 10-11 at Phoenix School, in Campbell River’s case.

Organizers are hoping this year’s Relay for Life will be even bigger and better than last year and the emphasis will be on family participation.

At an organizing rally held at the Campbell River White Spot, some teams got an early start on their fundraising and teambuilding efforts.

You can get all the information you need at the Cancer Society unit office on 16th Avenue or you can go online (  To keep the momentum going, there will be team captain meetings periodically prior to the relay. The first team captain meeting was held Thursday.

The next will be May 5 which will focus on getting ready for the event.

Teams are encouraged to get their fundraising underway and fundraising ideas include such things as garage sales.

Besides relay teams, volunteers are needed to help out at the relay. For more information, contact Cancer Society regional coordinator Linda Thomas at 1-250-218-7158 or e-mail

Just Posted

B.C. to move salmon farms out of coastal migration route

Broughton Archipelago plan set to start in spring of 2019

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Campbell River School District calls for report on buses and seat-belts

Parents have questions following expose on research around buses and safety

New wind warning for most of Vancouver Island

Forecasters are calling for strong winds up to 90km/h for some areas

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

GoFundMe helps Vancouver Island teen battle a rare cancer

Nanaimo’s Michelle Reilly, 16, battling spinal cord cancer, seeking possible treatment in U.S.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

B.C. VIEWS: Andrew Wilkinson on taxes, ICBC and union changes

Opposition leader sees unpredictable year ahead in 2019

5 tips for self-care, mental wellness this holiday season

Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions urging British Columbians to prioritize self care through festive season

Rescued B.C. cat with misshapen legs in need of forever home – with carpet

Mirielle was born with misshapen back legs and after a tough life on the streets, is looking for a forever home.

VIDEO: Craft growers will add to recreational market, cannabis producer says

Two B.C. men say their expertise in running small legal medical grow-ops a benefit to recreational market

World Sikh Organization demands Canada prove Sikh extremism is a threat

Sikh community says this is first time such extremism has been mentioned in federal terror-threat assessment

Most Read