Relay For Life

team photoReporting live from KCVI. We are camped out, with 120 other people in the school basement for Relay For Life, a night of activities and fun aimed at raising funds and awareness for cancer research.

Our activities have included making a team banner…banner

Opening ceremonies where we heard from a cancer survivor and walked a lap of the track with cancer survivors….

opening ceremoniesZumba dance lessons….

zumbaThe luminary ceremony, where the luminaries were lit, and the gym was dark.  We sat together and heard from another cancer survivor–a KCVI teacher, then walked another lap around the track.luminary

It is particularly emotional for us this year since KCVI is grieving the loss of Mrs. Prentice, who lost her battle to cancer this spring.

luminaryWe had a sing-along in the courtyard, and then we demonstrated our robots for the crowd.

demo set up

Everyone was excited to see this year’s robot, and they were really excited to get a chance to drive the robot.  We’re hoping to recruit some new members for next year.  In the past few years our club has gained a lot of respect in the school.

After the demo we tried our best in the obstacle course, and danced ferociously to the loud music.

Some of our team is not sporting purple tonight.  We’ve got people on the organizing committee, and in the student volunteer crew too!

K-Bots in disguise

K-Bots in disguise

If we can handle 19 hours on a bus, 12 hours in the school is no problem at all!  We can spread out and move around much easier here.

Throughout the night we played games…games

…some of us took a nap…nap

…and others participated in the annual “Newspaper Fashion Show”.  Look at the fantastic transformation from this….


before picture

…to this!


after picture

Facial hair, glasses, a hat, clothes, cape, shoes and even a staff all made from paper.  It was such a fantastic creation that we won first prize in the fashion show.  Good job team!

At 5:00AM we had morning yoga to stretch out our sore muscles.

morning yoga

This was followed by breakfast and then the closing ceremonies.

We’re thrilled to announce that over $19000 was raised this year for the Canadian Cancer Society.  We are excited to be part of fundraising for such a worthwhile cause.  We are also glad that we could introduce the school to our robot and show what Barbra Streisand can do.

Everyone’s going to sleep well this weekend!

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