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Get involved in the Relay for Life and Let's Make Cancer History


Lets make cancer history



What is the Relay for Life?

Relay for a Friend began in 1992 in Coquitlam with just 13 teams raising just over $30,000. In 2003, Relay for a Friend became Relay For Life, a global Relay with sites throughout Canada and the world.

Relay For Life is a 12-hour non-competitive Relay for all ages where participants take turns walking, running or strolling around a track.

What is Relay For Life......To You?

•   A celebration of life for your family and friends who are cancer
•   An opportunity to remember the precious moments of loved ones you have lost to cancer
•   The uniting of a community as you join forces to fight against cancer
•   An excuse to spend 12 hours and celebrate life with your family and


When is the Relay for Life?

North Shore Relay For Life is on June 14th from 10am to 10pm at Mahon Park.



How can I donate?

If you would like to donate please follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Canadian Cancer Society



What is the Canadian Cancer Society?

The Canadian Cancer Society, in partnership with the National Cancer Institute of Canada, achieves its mission through cancer prevention, advocacy, research, information and support. These efforts are supported by volunteers, staff and funds raised in communities across Canada.

The Canadian Cancer Society is the only cancer organization in Canada that provides leading financial support for excellence in cancer research and delivery of community-based programs for all types of cancer.

Our Mission

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.


Relay for Life Locations

Overnight Relays (7pm to- 7am)
Date & Location TBA
Final Registration: TBA

Sunshine Coast - May 31/Jun 1, 2008
Roberts Creek Elementary
Final Registration: May 2, 2008

Richmond -June 13/14, 2008
Minoru Stadium
Final Registration: May 16, 2008

Squamish -June 20/21, 2008
Brennan Park
Final Registration: May 23, 2008

Powell River -June 21/22, 2008
Gordon Park
Final Registration: May 23, 2008

Daytime Relays (10am to 10pm)
Coquitlam -June 7, 2008
Percy Perry Stadium
Final Registration: May 9, 2008
North Shore -June 14, 2008
Mahon Park
Final Registration: May 16, 2008

Registration Fees
(to cover event costs - tent rentals, tshirts, etc)

By December 31, 2007 $10 online per participant

By January 31, 2008 $30 online/$35 offline per participant

By March 31,2008
$35 online/$40 offline per participant

By Final Registration (dates above)
$40 online/$45 offline per participant

Your Support Makes a Difference

By giving 12 hours to the fight against cancer, you can add years to the
lives of others. Funds raised at Relay For Life support the Canadian Cancer
Society's mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of
people living with cancer. Funds raised will help the Society:
.   fund research on all types of cancer
.   provide information about cancer care and treatment
.   prevent cancer through healthy lifestyles & risk reduction strategies
.   advocate for public policies to reduce the burden of cancer.

Your Role as a Team Captain
.   Recruit a team
.   Register online
.   Delegate responsibilities to team members
.   Distribute donation forms to team members
.  Educate team members
.   Set a team goal
.   Follow-up with team members
.   Attend team captain meetings or send a team representative
.   Encourage team members to purchase and sell luminaries
.   Collect team members' donation forms and funds collected to submit back
on Bank Day/Night
.   Donate 2 prizes - for draw prizes and Silent Auction items
.   Pick up T-shirts, event programs and incentive prizes and distribute to
team members

Fundraising Idea’s
.   Donate $20 yourself and ask friends for $20 each
.   Send a letter or email to friends and family, explaining what Relay is
and ask for a donation (always ask for more than you expect)
.   Team garage/yard sales, pub nights, car washes
.   Does your employer have a 'matching gift program'?
.   Sell cookie dough, baked goods or fruit kabobs
.   Purdy's Chocolates - www.
.   Tupperware fundraising program
.   Host a dinner party and charge an entrance fee
.  Donations in lieu of birthday gifts
.   Host a Work Casual Day
.   Create company challenges to see who can raise the most dollars
.   Place a donation jar at work ** Ask your Relay Coordinator for banners &

Gaming Notes

Money raised through ticket raffles (50/50 draws, meat draws, rubber duck
races, etc) are considered as gaming revenue. Teams arc responsible for
applying for a gaming license- No tax receipts can be issued for gaming
funds. All gaming funds must be submitted separately from your donations.
Contact your Relay Coordinator for more information.

Sun Sense

It is possible to enjoy healthy outdoor activities while in the sun.

1.) Reduce sun exposure between llam and 4pm or when the UV index is 3 or more
2.)  Seek shade or create your own shade.
3.)   Slip! on clothing to cover your arms and legs.
4.)   Slap! on a wide-brimmed hat
5.)   Slop! on a sunscreen with SPF #15 or higher.
6.)  Keep babies under one year out of direct sun.
7.)  Remember - tanning beds and sunlamps are not a safe way to tan.

Promote Health. Prevent Cancer

No tobacco
Minimum of 5 servings of vegetables and fruits
Minimum of 30 minutes of moderate activity every day

What to expect at your Relay For Life event

Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to walk the first lap of the Relay. This lap acknowledges and celebrates that more than 60% of people who are diagnosed with cancer now survive the disease. If you know anyone who is a cancer survivor and would like to take part in the Survivors' & Caregivers' Victory Lap, have them register online at or complete a registration form.

Luminary Ceremony

Luminaries are $5 each. These luminaries are "IN HONOUR" or "IN MEMORY " of a loved one. At dusk luminaries will light up the entire track and stay lit until the event ends, as a quiet tribute to loved ones. We encourage you to take home your luminaries after the event.

3 ways to purchase luminaries:
1.) online at
2.) paper registration forms 
3.) at the event 

Event Day
•   Participants set up and decorate their team headquarters (approximately 10' x 10' area).
•  Participants will run, walk, stroll or travel by wheel chair around the track. The two inside lanes are for serious runners. Competition is friendly, even optional!
•  Each team has one member on the track at all times (half hour shifts are common).
•  A Candlelight Ceremony is held in the evening after the luminaries are lit. A silent lap is walked to honour and remember our loved ones.

NO pets
NO smoking
NO alcohol
NO bikes or roller blades on track

What to bring to Relay For Life:
BBQ (check with Relay Coordinator)
Bottled water, drinks, healthy snacks
Bug spray
Cards, reading materials, games
Coolers, ice
Coleman lights (if overnight) Extra clothing, shoes & socks
Lawn chairs, table & chairs
Masking tape, scissors & decorations
Medications Paper towels & garbage bags Pocket money (for onsite fundraisers)
Sleeping bags (if overnight)
Sunscreen, sunglasses & hats
Team sign or banner Tents or tarps (depends on site)
Umbrellas & rain gear


Greater Vancouver Relay For Life Manager
Jacquelyn Kassa
Phone: 604.936.3949 Email:

Coquitlam Coordinator Assistant
Kyle Tiney
Phone: 604.936.3949 Email:

North Shore Coordinator
Tamsyn Morote
Phone: 604.985.8585

Squamish Coordinator
Tamsyn Morote
Phone: 604.898.1012

Richmond Coordinator
Grant Rice
Phone: 604.584.1954

Vancouver Coordinator
June Song
Phone: 778.991.6711

Powell River Coordinator
Elaine Hill
Phone: 604.483.4368


Sunshine Coast Coordinator TEA