In Stratford, the annual relay for life is getting ready to kick off this evening at its new location in the central flats. Many teams as well as hundreds of supports will gather to walk, remember and fight the battle of cancer. The popular luminary ceremony will be held at around 10pm, live entertainment goes until midnight, and participants will circle the track all through the night. A schedule of this evening's events is below:
8:00 – 11:00pm Massage available in the Survivor Tent (must sign up for appointments there)
8:50-9:50pm Band #3: Whoa! Miss MoJo!
with Chelsea Coghlin from Dance Aarts Academy. Learn effective stretches for post Relay! (In Fight Back Zone Tent)
9:50pm QUIET TIME -
Luminary Ceremony about to begin. 10:00 - 10:30pm Luminary Ceremony
Performances by Lea Keeley, Sara Brown &
Stratford Police Pipe & Drums
Prayer by Pastor Doug Reble and one minute of silence
10:45pm Sample Fruit Smoothies & get "Healthy Eating" tips
with Doug Zubernick, Executive Chef from River Garden Residence (In the Fight Back Zone Tent)
11:00pm Hawaiian Lap
Massage close at 11:00pm.
Fight Back Zone closes at 11:15pm
10:30- 11:15pm Spirit Cards: Activity
Committee Members and Spirit Team will be at the stage to sign off on Spirit Cards and will determine Spirit Award Winners 11:00 – 12:00am Band #4: The Shananigans
11:15pm Midnight snack is available in the Food Tent, Winners will be announced for:
Best Cheer/Spirit, Most Creative Team Name, Best Flag/Sign, Best Decorated Tent & Luminary Challenge 12:00am P.J. Parade Lap
1:00 – 2:00am "Lap Scrabble" Game
3:00 – 4:00am "Lap Poker" Game
3:30 – 5:00am
Quiet Time Saturday June 9th
6:00 – 6:05am
Trumpet Wake-up Call 6:30 – 7:00am CLOSING and FIGHT BACK CEREMONY
Thank yous. Prizes awarded for overall games, top fundraisers, top teams and announce total money raised!
Luminary Sales End at 9:30pm
All pledge $$ needs to be handed in at Registration tent before 10:30pm. Team members are to hand money into Team
:00pm Barbeque is open until 8:30 p.m. 5:30pm
Fight Back Zone is open until 11:15 p.m. 5:30 – 7:00pm Survivor Reception -
All survivors to proceed to the survivor tent please
5:30 – 8:30pm Children's area activities
– face painting (in the Fight Back Zone) & Bogle the Clown
5:00 – 6:00pm Band # 1 - Country Cousins
6:00 – 10:00pm
The "Spirit Team" will be going to each campsite to stamp Spirit Cards and judge for: Best Decorated Tent,
Best Cheer / Spirit and Best Team/Flag.
We'll also judge for Most Creative Team Name.
6:15pm – 7:00pm OPENING CEREMONY
"O Canada" Sung by Kristen Hawley
Welcome to Relay – Dan Smith
Remarks from Canadian Cancer Society - Gary Van Bakel
Recognition of Sponsors – Dan Smith
Remarks from Sponsors
Fundraising awards presented
Draw for Fire Truck Ride.
Survivor Speaker – Michelle Bisaillon
All survivors to assemble at the stage at Start/Finish line 6:55pm Warm Up
with Joan Maloney of Body Moves Fitness 7:00pm
SURVIVOR'S VICTORY LAP – Caregivers may join the survivors in their walk. Names will be read
aloud as the Victory Lap takes place
All survivors to go back into Survivor Tent for lucky draw prizes
7:20 – 7:40pm
Everyone takes their first lap around track With respect to survivors – some quiet time
8:00pm "Crazy Hat" lap
will begin "Find the person scavenger hunt"
will begin Children's area will close at 8:30 p.m.
8:05-8:30pm FLK - Taoist Tai Chi Demo
in Fight Back Zone Tent 7:40 – 8:30pm Band #2: Festival City Big Band
8:30 – 8:45pm Haircut For Cancer / Head Shave
8:45-8:50pm "Annie" Dancers
from Dance Aarts Academy (near stage) Schedule subject to change without notice