Selkirk's Relay for life, 2018

Pictured: Seven-year-old Josephine Jolicour stands with 14-year-old Tavyn Arnason and Tara Rickards at the Relay for Life in Selkirk on Aug. 25. A survivor of stage four colon cancer, Rickards is in remission and says that all her most recent tests have come back clear. Photo by Twyla Siple

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There were many things to do at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Realy for Life on Aug. 25. Held at the track oval next to Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School, Ruth Gutierrez hosted Zumba, a fun aerobic workout that incorporates dance, and Lisa McMurchy sold baked goods and 50/50 tickets to help the cause. Bouncy castles and big games were also available.

Relay For Life is a fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path and run from six to 12 hours in length. Each team is asked to have at least one member on the track at all times to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer. Those taking a break from walking can check out the entertainment and many activities.