‘Relay for Life’ plans busy day


The 18th-annual “Relay for Life” is set to run this Saturday, and organizers have put together a busy day.

While the event doesn’t officially begin until 2 p.m., teams will arrive at the Point beginning at 10 a.m. to start setting up their area, with team and survivor registration opening at 11 a.m.

A BBQ is set to begin at noon as the motorcycles and classic cars begin to arrive to set up for the show and shine happening later in the afternoon.

The opening ceremonies begin at 2 p.m., with words from emcee Johnathan Price, Fort Frances mayor June Caul, and advocates for the Canadian Cancer Society.

The survivors lap is set for 2:40 p.m., at which time both the Early Iron Car Club and motorcycle shows are also scheduled to begin.

Sunset Water Sports will also be holding activities and demonstrations at that time.

Head shaving will begin at 4 p.m., and at 4:20, the food booths will open. The Early Iron Car Club will be hosting a BBQ, and the Wings of Hope will hold a fish fry.

A frozen T-shirt game will take place at 4:45 p.m., followed by the newspaper lip sync pageant and crowning at 6:15 p.m. There will also be a “selfie scavenger hunt” at 8 p.m.

Entertainment has been scheduled throughout the day, with Chantelle Spuzak’s Dancemakers School of Dance on the main stage at 2:30 p.m., and solo performers at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Preparation for the luminary ceremony starts at 9:15 p.m., with the ceremony itself taking place at 9:45 that night.

Closing ceremonies will cap off the day at 10:30 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend the event.