A boy and girl take a stroll around the track at the Relay for Life on June 1.

Kitimat Relay for Life beats 2012’s total

The Relay for Life in Kitimat surpasses last year's fundraising total.

This year’s Relay for Life, held as usual at the track field for Mount Elizabeth Middle Secondary School on June 1, surpassed the fundraising total from last year.

Beating $109,785, this year’s committee co-chair Ariel Winkelmeyer said they are currently at $114,000 and counting for donations.

That came from 27 teams, representing about 250 participants, which Winkelmeyer said is a great turnout.

She said kids in particular had a great time with a number of activities throughout the day designed for them, adding that those games seemed to be a hit.

But her personal highlight for the day was the efforts from the organizing committee and the volunteers, saying everyone was “on the ball” with their roles, keeping the whole operation running seamlessly.

From here, the committee will meet one last time to catch up and review on this year’s event and brainstorm ideas for next year.

Overall, she said she is pleased with this year’s event, noting weather cooperated, “which is half the battle,” and again emphasizing the volunteers kept things running smoothly.

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