Mayor Leo Facio (centre) walks along the lagoon during the first lap of the Harrison Hot Springs Relay for Life on Saturday night.

Harrison Relay for Life surpasses goal

Inaugural event a success in every way, with $38,000 in donations

The clouds parted and the sun decided to shine just in time for the start of the first ever Harrison Hot Springs Relay for Life on Saturday night.

About 118 people participated in the cancer research fundraising event, pulling in about $38,000 for the cause.

Organizer Tim Dixon had said previously they wanted to surpass the $30,000 in this event, which was held the night after Chilliwack’s relay.

“It was very moving,” said Harrison’s Mayor Leo Facio at a council meeting Monday night. “Tim Dixon and his organizers and volunteers need a good pat on the back.”

The mayor was part of a team called It Takes a Village, which was one of 12 teams that walked around the lagoon from about 7 p.m. to sunrise the next day. A full lineup of entertainment kept the crowds busy for the first few hours of the event, including Matt Cheverie, Ryan Souliere, Ian Schram and Adam Briscoe. Todd Richard emceed the evening, as well as performing.

news@ahobserver.com

 

 

Just Posted

Annie Silver voted new director of Sasquatch Country – Area-C

Silver to take over role of director for Hemlock Valley, Harrison Mills, Lake Errock

Leo Facio re-elected as Harrison’s mayor

Facio joined by three new councillors

Who won and who didn’t in the Lower Mainland votes

A look at the region’s mayoral races, starting with Doug McCallum coming back to win in Surrey

VIDEO: Agassiz, Harrison voters on why they went to the polls

Spoiler alert: Most say voting is a civic duty

Ovechkin has 4 points as Caps rough up Canucks 5-2

WATCH: Defending champs pick up impressive win in Vancouver

Vancouver mayoral hopefuly admits defeat, congratulates winner Kennedy Stewart

Ken Sim of the Non-Partisan Association apologized for the time it took to acknowledge Stewart won

Mental fitness questioned of man charged in Chilliwack River Valley shooting

Peter Kampos told his lawyer ‘his dreams are being stolen and turned into drugs’ at Surrey Pre-trial

Fraser Valley mom stuck in Africa over adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran have been waiting four weeks to bring son home

B.C. government moves to tighten resource industry regulations

New superintendent will oversee engineers, biologists, foresters

Election watchdog seeks digitally savvy specialists to zero in on threats

Move follows troublesome evidence of online Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election

Most Read