Learning about the Relay for Life

Raissa Tetanish
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Event committee hosting appreciation night, information session

TRURO – Tuesday will be a night of appreciation and information surrounding the Relay for Life

The committee of the Colchester County event is hosting a team appreciation night beginning at 6 p.m., followed by an open public meeting at the Truro fire hall on this summer’s event.

“We really do appreciate all the hard work that our teams put in to the event,” said Sharon Bristol, the Canadian Cancer Society’s northwest district co-ordinator. “Every year we have a successful Relay for Life in Colchester County and it’s because of the hard work and dedication from our teams. This is our way of saying thank you.”

Team captains and a guest from each of last year’s registered teams are welcome to the appreciation event, which will include the presentation of certificates and awards. Refreshments will also be served.

Beginning at 7 p.m. is an hour-long community meeting.

“There are a lot of changes to the event this year, from the timeframe to even the activities, so this is a chance for anyone that is interested in knowing what the Relay for Life is about to come on out,” said Bristol.

This year’s event will begin at 1 p.m. on June 14 at Perennia Innovation Park, and end 12 hours later. The committee has a goal of having 50 teams registered with a total of 500 participants. The fundraising goal is set at $150,000. Last year, more than $115,000 was raised.

“We’re hoping to register at least 150 survivors as well, and once again have more than 100 volunteers,” Bristol added.

Anyone wishing to register as a team, participant, survivor or volunteer during Tuesday night’s community meeting can do so, as committee members will be on site handling registration.



Twitter: @TDNRaissa

Organizations: Canadian Cancer Society

Geographic location: Colchester County, Perennia Innovation Park

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