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Yarmouth Relay for Life takes place Saturday, June 23

['Yarmouth Relay for life 2017. Cancer survivor Tanya Wallace takes a photo of a luminary placed in her honour.']
Yarmouth Relay for life 2017. Cancer survivor Tanya Wallace takes a photo of a luminary placed in her honour. Her Team Tante Tan takes part in the relay. TINA COMEAU

YARMOUTH, N.S. – The Yarmouth Relay for Life takes place Saturday evening, June 23, at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre.

The event runs from 6 p.m. to midnight. 

Following a reception that is held for suvivors, the event – which is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society – gets underway at 6 p.m. with a survivors lap, followed by a caregiver lap and then the team laps. A luminary ceremony takes place at 10 .m. 

The public is invited to the relay throughout the evening to watch the activities, support fundraisers and show their support to the cancer survivors and relay participants.

This year's ambassador for the Yarmouth Relay for Life is Lynette Foster, who is an ovarian cancer survivor and an organizer of the annual Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope held in Yarmouth. 

You can find out more about the relay by visiting the event Facebook page.


9:00 a.m. - Volunteer registration opens
3:00 p.m. - Team participant and survivor registration opens
4:30 - 5:45 p.m. - Survivor Reception
6:00 p.m. - Survivor Lap, Caregiver and Team Laps followed by Opening Ceremony and performance by McKenzie School of Dance
10:00 p.m. - Luminary Ceremony

7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Holiday Lap (Dress for your favourite holiday) & Scavenger Hunt (old-fashioned - timed)
8:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Thrift Shop (Fabulous Frenchy Fashions)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Hair Cuttings on Main Stage
8:30 - 9:00 p.m. - Tutu Lap & Minute to Win It Games
9:00 - 9:30 p.m. - Crazy Hat Lap & Drum Fit
9:30 - 9:45 p.m. - Get Loud Lap
9:45 p.m. - Clear the track to prepare Luminary Ceremony
11:00 p.m. - Glow in the Dark Lap & Glow in the Dark bowling/ring toss

Mock Jail - 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. (Coastal Financial Team fundraiser)

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