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Get your Relay for Life teams registered

Jail and Bail added to list of fundraising initiatives

Relay For Life is off to a great start with 260 individuals signed up to 40 teams raising funds for cancer research in new and creative ways - but there's room for more.

"Things are looking great," said event co-ordinator Tamsyn Morote. "It's such a great energy out there and it's fun hearing all the different things that the teams are doing.

"Obviously we all know the reasons that we're doing it, but it's nice to see people are having fun doing it as well."

Organizers hope to see at least a few more teams sign up before deadline Saturday (May 15), and add to fundraising events such as the Brackendale Babes team's tapas bike tour taking place next week, or last week's coin-rolling initiative at Pepe & Gringos.

Locals who are without a team and wanting to join the 12-hour relay walk around the Brennan Park track on June 4 can also sign up and be added to existing teams needing a few more members.

"There are teams out there that are looking for people so if someone just registers and wants to take part, then we'll find them a team for sure," said Morote.

And Relay organizers have just announced another entertaining aspect of the fundraiser: a Jail and Bail. Locals can simply contact Morote to get a resident arrested and jailed - all for fun of course.

Starting at 8 p.m. on June 4, mock sheriffs will be collecting the jailbirds and bringing them to the Relay for Life site. They will then be hauled into centre court and placed in a jail until they raise their bail. During that hour, they will be calling their friends and family asking them to make the donation they need to meet or exceed their bail.

"If anyone is interested in having someone arrested, they can contact me and we can make sure that person gets arrested," laughed Morote.

To register online go to and following the links to the Squamish event. Locals can also register or call in the sheriffs by contacting Morote directly at or 604-815-3329.

Another aspect of Relay For Life is the survivors' lap, which honours locals who have won the battle against cancer. Morote extended an invitation to all survivors to join in on the walk, and those wanting to know more before attending the big event can attend a survivors' tea at the Seniors Centre on Tuesday (May 18) from 2 to 4 p.m.

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