Records fall at Port Alberni Relay for Life

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Port Alberni raised more than $158,000 this year—a record for the Vancouver Island city, and a lot more than Nanaimo raised, leadership chair Melissa Bigmore said.

Richard Wasylyniuk of Brett’s Buddies wheels his son Brett

Richard Wasylyniuk of Brett’s Buddies wheels his son Brett

The Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life raised more than $158,000 this year—a record for Port Alberni, and a lot more than Nanaimo raised, leadership chair Melissa Bigmore said.

“Relay this year was a huge success,” she said, adding that there were more than 40 teams and 400 participants—both records.

“Despite the rain the spirit in the air was not dampened,” Bigmore said.

Shaw-Mazing raised a hefty $25,000.

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