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Relay for Life to be held in Lacombe on May 25

(Photo submitted)

Organizers are gearing up to host LCHS Relay for Life - a fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society set for May 25 on the MEGlobal football field.

Besides walking or running in the relay, the event offers a range of activities including carnival games, tug-of-war, music, food, parachute games, various sports, and even the opportunity to ‘pie’ high school peers and faculty, said Carter Rogers, who is taking care of the event’s marketing.

Things kick off at 2 p.m. and run through until sunset.

“We will be having a silent auction running the whole time as well. Then at 7 p.m., there is going to be a small dinner, followed by the luminary ceremony which takes place at the end of the day,” he said.

“This will be around sunset, and this will also be when we hear from our cancer survivor.”

For the luminary ceremony, Rogers said everyone receives a white paper bag.

“People can write the names of those they are relaying for — someone they may know who has cancer, or someone they may have lost because of cancer,” he explained.

The bags can be decorated as well, and then at sunset, they are lit up and placed in the middle of the field serving as a symbol of remembrance and hope.

“This is the first year that we are doing a Relay for Life,” said Rogers.

“Some (of us) from the high school went to a leadership conference last year in New Brunswick, where one was held. We thought we would do it here as well,” he said, adding that the local initiative is completely student-driven.

Registration fees are $20 per participant, with all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society.

To register, visit and find the sign-up button.

Participants also have the option to make donations through the website.

Fundraising is also encouraged, with participants able to raise funds online via the LCHS Relay for Life website, said Rogers, adding that organizers hope to see the relay become a yearly event in Lacombe.

“While we suggest a minimum fundraising goal of $50 per participant, it is not mandatory for participation.”

Teams will consist of six to 10 members, with the flexibility to divide larger groups into multiple teams or join independently and be matched with others.

“Each team will be led by a captain, and we encourage teams to choose a distinct name and theme for the event.”

Participants are also encouraged to dress according to their team theme, with prizes awarded to the best-dressed team.

For more information, find LCHS Relay for Life on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

You can also email the organizing team at

Lacombe Composite High School students are gearing up to host LCHS Relay for Life - a fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society set for May 25 on the MEGlobal football field. (Photo submitted)

Mark Weber

About the Author: Mark Weber

I've been a part of the Black Press Media family for about a dozen years now, with stints at the Red Deer Express, the Stettler Independent, and now the Lacombe Express.
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