The Langley Relay for Life took its campaign to find more teams out to the Otter Co-op this week, where firefighters and others registered to raise money to fight cancer.
Township firefighter Colin Gaetan was there to sign up as a team captain, along with several of his co-workers.
The firefighters don their formal uniforms to walk in the opening ceremonies at the annual fundraiser, and make pancakes for the relayers as the 12-hour event wraps up at dawn.
The fire department has also fielded a team, who raise money and do the walking around the track at the McLeod Athletic Park.
The non-competitive event usually draws dozens of teams every year. This year it will be held on Friday evening, June 21, running into the following morning, from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
"It's a pretty easy one to get guys out to," Gaetan said. Everyone's family has been affected by cancer.
The event at the Otter Co-op last Sunday saw visits by the Otter Trotters, one of the many company-based teams that have been participating in Relay for the last decade.
A new team is expected to sign up for the first time this week, with the Langley Board of Education forming its own team.
Students at several high schools, notably Brookswood, Walnut Grove, and D.W. Poppy have also signed up in the past. Brookswood has signed up at least nine full teams this year.
More information can be found at www.relaybc.ca.