“Trek for Cancer” Snowshoe Fun Run at Kivi Park
Trek for Cancer Snowshoe Fun Run

Bryan Dixon of Fisher Wavy (left), Melissa Sheridan of Kivi Park and Martin Gran CFO Fisher Wavy and Pioneer Construction help Tannys Laughren of Northern Cancer Foundation take some of her fund raising load off for the upcoming “Trek for Cancer” Snowshoe Fun Run.

As all the sponsors for the 2nd annual “Trek for Cancer” and representatives for the Northern Cancer Foundation gathered together to kick off the event on a mild Thursday afternoon at Kivi Park, it was amazing to see how busy the park was. Walkers, snowshoers and kicksledders, many with dogs eager to get out on the trails, came past to join the many people already enjoying the scenic trails. In its first winter season since its creation last summer, Kivi Park has become a busy place and will be a fantastic location for this year’s “Trek for Cancer”.

“Trek for Cancer” Snowshoe Fun Run takes place on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Kivi Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the registration fee is $35 however children 12 and under can take part for free. If you don’t have snowshoes, snowshoes for adults and children will be available on site for a nominal rental fee of $5. Participants are encouraged to raise funds by collecting pledges with 100% of the donations supporting the Northeast Cancer Centre for patient care, equipment and research.

Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation says, “We’re thrilled to host the 2nd annual “Trek for Cancer” Snowshoe Fun Run and this year’s focus is on the local community and getting them excited to participate.”

There will be lots of excitement at Kivi Park too. This year’s “Trek for Cancer” Snowshoe Fun Run will be a great day of snowshoeing on the groomed trails at Kivi Park while taking in the beautiful scenery. Participants and their families can enjoy the sugarbush, skating, sliding, face painting, lunch, hot chocolate and a bonfire at the finish line. There will be a children’s area for participants and those who come to cheer on all the snowshoers.

Group shot of Trek for Cancer sponsors

Sponsors of “Trek for Cancer” including Kivi Park, Pioneer Construction, Fisher Wavy and Adventure 365 joined representatives of Northern Cancer Foundation to kick off this year’s event.

“On behalf of Pioneer Construction and Fisher Wavy, I would like to say how proud we are to support such an amazing community venture in Kivi Park. We are especially pleased to know that the park is being used as the venue to help raise funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation through the “Trek for Cancer,” said Martin Gran, CFO of Pioneer Construction Inc. and Fisher Wavy Inc.

Trek for Cancer posterThere will be four routes mapped out on the  trails through beautiful Kivi Park with distances of 1km, 3km, 5.5km and 7km that both children and adults, who register, can choose to conquer. So come out for a great day of healthy fun while helping raise funds for cancer care in Greater Sudbury.

About Northern Cancer Foundation

The Northern Cancer Foundation will advance and make a difference in cancer outcomes and experience through the support of research and patient care in Northeastern Ontario. Every dollar raised stays here in Northeastern Ontario to advance cancer care and research.

Please visit www.ncfsudbury.com or call 705.523.4673 (HOPE) to register. Pledges and donations can be made online or you can download a pledge form here.

For more information about Kivi Park please visit their website and Facebook page.

And, in case you were wondering what kicksledding was here’s Peg Baleshta with her kicksledder enjoying the trails at Kivi Park.

kicksledding

In 1947 electricity came to Chelmsford, Blezard Valley and Hanmer.

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