Try 'virtual team' relay

Even though Relay for Life is still a few months away, it’s time to sign up at least eight members of your team.

Before March 1, the  entry fee is half of what it will be afterward and there’s prizes to be won, says this year’s chair for the local relay Kory Tanner.

“We encourage all survivors to also register and there’s prizes for them too,” she added.

And for those who want to be part of a team but who work Saturdays, there is a virtual team to join.

Sign up for a relay team and wear the team shirt to work that day.

You will get a sign to display at work and a virtual team tent will be set up at the relay so people will know who’s working but also participating, said Tanner.

Schools and businesses are encouraged to sign up their teams and then to challenge their competition to register and raise more money than they can, she added.

The theme for this year is Carnival for the Cure and teams are asked to come up with their own carnival game.

Other carnival games will be going on throughout the day.

Another new thing is that the relay committee is looking for someone to sponsor the big blue and white tent used in George Little Park for many events and under it will be a tug-of-war, three-legged race and other games, said Tanner.

Relay participants can register online, or phone 615-2375 or email

The Relay for Life takes turns walking the track at Skeena Middle School from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 10.

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