Dear Editor:

The Columbia Valley Relay for Life is being held on Father’s Day weekend, June 15th and 16th at the David Thompson Secondary track.

This day is a wonderful community event which raises an incredible amount of money for cancer research. We have a committee of caring people who put this event together, but we need more volunteers.

Whether you can spare an hour or two to do some phone calling, or whether you want to take on a more involved role, we would welcome you.

During the relay, we run a PowerPoint presentation on the wall of the tent as part of our Luminary Ceremony. This presentation is a pictorial of family and friends from the valley who have had cancer. Some are survivors, some are still fighting, and some have lost their battle.

I encourage each and every one out there to submit a photo of a loved one, along with their name and any information you want included.

To submit a photo, volunteer or help out in some other aspect of this event, please call me at 250-342-9059 or email [email protected] .

Sheila Tutty

Relay for Life co-ordinator