Vibrant costumes, decorated spaces, quirky games, market stalls, live music, fitness demonstrations, fun and community spirit will highlight the 16th Hervey Bay Relay for Life.
This year, the theme for this annual event is ‘Going for Gold’. Expect to see participants dressed as Olympic athletes, prospectors, pirates and other creative characters at Stafford Park – home of the Seagulls, a new location for Relay for Life in Hervey Bay. The spacious football ovals allow for extra food vendors and larger-scale games than in previous years. A second stage area for dance and fitness demonstrations will compliment the main stage that will feature local bands.
All community members are welcome to take part in the free entertainment and activities.
Anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis, or who has been a carer to a cancer patient, is invited to be celebrated in the opening ceremony. Carers and survivors will be cheered on during a dedicated lap at 3 pm and then be served a free afternoon tea.
If you are a cancer survivor or carer, you can register on the day at Stafford park near the main stage by 2:30 pm.
After sunset, a very moving candlelight memorial will take place at approximately 6:30 pm. In a show of community support, hundreds of people will light candles to show hope for a cancer-free future. During the brief ceremony, a memorial slideshow honouring members of our community lost to cancer is shown. To submit a photo to be included in the slideshow, please email email@example.com.
After 9 pm, only registered relayers will be permitted to stay in the security fenced area as teams relay through the night to represent the cancer-fighting assertion, “Cancer never rests so neither will we.”
The overnight activities will include outdoor movies, ‘Miss Relay’ which sees men in evening gowns competing in a light-hearted pageant, and midnight games such as ‘human hungry hippos’.
To register or find out more about Relay for Life events visit www.relayforlife.org.au.
All funds raised from this event go to Cancer Council Queensland. For more information on the Hervey Bay event, contact Charmaine Bailey 0431299286 or visit Hervey Bay Relay for Life on Facebook.
Hervey Bay Relay for Life
Maryborough Relay for Life
Who will you relay for? It’s the question being asked by organisers of the 2018 Maryborough Relay for Life.
This year our theme is ‘Night Out at the Movies’ teams are coming dressed as their favourite movie characters. There will be prizes for the best dressed tent, best dressed relayers, and decorated baton as well as many other prizes throughout the night.
Relay for Life is an overnight community event where teams of ten to fifteen participate in a relay-style walk or run. The event brings the whole community together for a night of fun, entertainment, celebrations and remembrance. There are no age limitations or fitness requirements.
Maryborough Relay for life organisers are actively recruiting teams for this year’s event, particularly targeting the youth of Maryborough and encouraging teams to represent their schools.
The entertainment that has been organised and confirmed for this year’s event so far are Dous & Brendan, Alice Benfer, Matthew Munro, Josiah Nehow, Tim Oksansen, Scone Farmers, Harding House, Fading Echo.
The Maryborough Relay for Life committee is encouraging the public to come out to the showgrounds and be part of the afternoon events. You are welcome to participate in a couple of laps, or just cheer us all on, enjoy a cuppa and a chat with friends. Its note to late to register a team. Call: 1300 656 585 for details.
Maryborough Relay for Life
October 20 – 21