Lois Tirebuck (centre) is ready to roll in the first-ever Canada Day Bed Race to support the Campbell River Hospital Foundation with help from other hospital foundation board and hospital staff (clockwise from left) Leslie Coates of the Hospital Foundation

Pure bedlam to boost Canada Day fun

The possibility of a bed-on collision is sure to spice up the anticipation for the inaugural Great Canada Day Bed Race.

The possibility of a bed-on collission is sure to spice up the anticipation for the inaugural Great Canada Day Bed Race.

Organized jointly by the Campbell River Hospital Foundation and Campbell River Daybreak Rotary Club, spectators will witness fast paced action and the afore-mentioned bed-on collisions. Luckily, celebrity judges will be on hand for damage control, including shattered egos and side-splitting pains from uncontrollable laughter.

The purpose is simple, to raise money while participating in a community-building event in downtown Campbell River. Families, businesses, schools and community organizations can partake in friendly competition by racing beds all in the name of community spirit and helping to raise money for two incredible charities.

“Charity bed races aren’t a new idea, but they can be very successful and fun,” says Ron May, event co-chair with Sandra Poirer. “We are looking forward an event that will become an annual favorite in Campbell River on Canada Day.”

The race consists of teams of five pushing their bed down the course to the turnaround zone and racing back.  Teams are guaranteed to race at least twice, with the best three combined times moving on to the finals.

Prizes will be awarded based on the fastest winning team, best decorated team and most money raised.  For more information, team registration and pledge sheets visit www.canadadaybedrace.ca.

Also on deck….Mark your Calendars for Thursday, April 28 for the Campbell River Hospital Foundation’s version of the popular game show The Price is Right at the Tidemark Theatre.

Anticipation has been building since the event last year, so get your tickets early. Doors open at 5 p.m. to register and the game starts at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $50 per person and are available through the Tidemark Theatre box office or you can call (250) 287-7899. Participants must be 19 years or older.