The team It Takes a Village will be participating in the first ever Harrison Hot Springs Relay for Life

‘It Takes a Village’ to raise funds

Team of council and staff join inaugural Relay for Life event in Harrison Hot Springs

For the first time ever, Relay for Life participants will be able to watch the sun set, and rise again, over the beautiful waters of Harrison Lake.

The lagoon is being used for a Relay for Life event, beginning Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. and ending at 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

All proceeds from the event go toward the Canadian Cancer Society who says “the funds raised through Relay For Life help the Canadian Cancer Society fund promising research, provide information and support services for people living with cancer and advocate for public policies that reduce cancer risk and improve the quality of life for those living with the disease.”

Starting up a team for the event is as easy as clicking a button online. One of the most successful teams to date is called It Takes a Village, comprising Harrison Village staff and council members.

They’ve already more than doubled their goal of $1,000, having raised $2,271 already. The team includes team captain Andre Isakov, Mayor Leo Facio, Ian Gardner, Heather Grant, Laura Hooper, Shawn Keim, Debra Key, Councillor Zoltan Kiss, Peggy Parberry, Robert Reyerse,  Councillor Sonja Reyerse, local country singer Todd Richard, Krystal Sobie and Village CAO Ted Tisdale.

Total donations for the event were at $5,207 at press time earlier this week, with more than a month left for fundraising.

If you would like to support a team, visit www.relaybc.ca and search events for Harrison Hot Springs. To support the Village team, buy a ticket for their Burger & Brew Fundraiser, running Wednesday, May 23rd at Ian’s Bar & Grill from 4:30 – 7:30. Tickets are for sale at the Village Office for $15.

There  is still time to register your own team. Currently there are 11 teams signed up for the candlelight event.