Lions Move-A-Thon big success

The Castlegar Community Centre was the place to be on Saturday as the Lions Club put on their annual Move-A-Thon.

Daira Batchelor

Daira Batchelor

The Castlegar Community Centre was the place to be on Saturday as the Lions Club put on their annual Move-A-Thon.

The event featured groups and individuals skate, walk, and/or run at the arena.

“We had four groups come out and they raised money,” said Joanne Baker, secretary for the Castlegar Selkirk Lions Club. “Half the money goes to the charity of their choice and half to the Castlegar Hospice Society.”

The four groups were the Castlegar Queen Committee, which featured 10 of the 12 princesses vying for the next crown; the Castlegar Figure Skating Club, the SPCA; and the Hospice Society.

There were also many individuals, including Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy, who participated in the event for the second time.

“It’s a good way to raise money for organizations in the community that need it,” she said. “It’s also a fun thing to do with your family. I like that they encourage that. For me, it’s a fun way of getting out in the community and doing something with my Grandkids and niece and my daughter. It was fun. It’s a good thing that the Lions do.”

 

Columbia Power Corporation paid all expenses for the event, allowing all the money raised to go straight to the charities.