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

Diver discovers possible historic anchor off Campbell River

The rusted, barnacle-encrusted anchor was wedged into the bottom off Quadra Island… Continue reading

Cold weather puts pressure on homeless shelters in Campbell River

Salvation Army and Sobering Centre offer a total of 40 beds

Back to school for Vancouver Island’s snow-covered kids, more snow coming

All school districts in business this morning but officials warn another 5-10 centimetres today

Comox Strathcona Waste Management looks at tipping fees

Fees part of planned review that could offset future tax hikes in regions

City of Campbell River responds to BCTS intention to continue Snowden harvesting plans

Yet another call for the province to halt timber harvest activities until long-term plan is in place

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Man in Vancouver Island hotel shooting pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Brandon Tyler Woody, from Victoria, to be sentenced in late March in B.C. Supreme Court

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Police track armed kidnapping across Thompson-Okanagan

RCMP allege it was a targeted crime believed to be linked to the drug trade

Most Read