The planned power outage last Sunday morning did not stop 48 keen participants from completing the Terry Fox Run in Barry’s Bay. After worries that the lack of power for the second consecutive year would have a negative effect on the event, organizer Colette Mantifel was relieved that many people decided to enjoy the good weather by joining in to help raise funds for cancer research, instead of sitting at home indoors. She said the Barry’s Bay run brought in a total of $2,317. (Above: volunteer Denise Stirling gives water to Brian McCarthy at the Kartuzy Road checkpoint.)
Below are photos of some people on the team of volunteers whose hard work contributed to the success of the event:
Registration volunteers: Seated (from left) Verna Jessup, Linda Neuman; Standing: Bo Stelmach, Colette Mantifel, Jack Peplinskie
Theresa Chapeskie (left) checks in with Verna Jessup and Linda Neuman as Colette Mantifel looks on
There are plenty of local residents who participate in the Terry Fox Run every year. According to volunteer Bo Stelmach, Theresa Chapeskie has done so for years and she is consistently the highest fundraiser. Chapeskie told The Current, “I raised $3,000 for the thirtieth anniversary run, so I’m going to have to start early next year. It will be the fortieth anniversary so my goal for 2020 is $4,000.” She said this is the only event where she asks people to donate money and she regretted not keeping track of how much people had given her over the years.
Councillor Mark Willmer and Janet Adams check in after registering online
Watch for details of the fortieth Terry Fox Run in 2020. terryfox.org