This second annual event that raises funds and awareness for the Canadian Cancer Society takes place on a 1-kilometre, accessible loop at the rear of Lanark Lodge (115 Christie Lake Rd.) and begins at 11:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies, followed by the Cancer Survivor Lap. Teams of walkers get started just before noon.
The event features live music by local talent, a lunch barbecue at 12:30 and supper at 5 p.m. (meals cost $5). A luminary ceremony will be held at 9 p.m. Luminaries can be purchased for $5 each. The event winds up at 10 p.m.
“We hope people will come out and enjoy the festivities,” said Deborah Pidgeon, Lanark Lodge director. “You can support the cause by being a relay member team or making a donation. We do this event so that our seniors, families and staff from the long-term care homes who have to work shifts can be involved.”
Those interested in signing up to be a relay team can do so online at http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?fr_id=20102&pg=entry#.VVNc-Y5VhuA (or search for “Cancer Society Walk the Block 2015”) or stop in at the Lodge. For more information, you can also call Ms. Pidgeon at 613-267-4225 ext. 7101.