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NWCC running upstream in Skeena River Relay

PRINCE RUPERT Northwest Community College (NWCC) staff, family and friends are putting their best foot forward. And then another foot forward. And so it will go for 140 kilometres this Saturday in the Skeena River Relay. The 10-person relay from Prince Rupert to Terrace starts at 6 am and must be completed within 14 hours. The NWCC team NWCC has Sole! was put together by Paul Brady, the Learning Assistance Specialist at the Prince Rupert Campus. He says on top of the relay being a great opportunity for the college to connect with the community and demonstrate support for significant activities promoting healthy lifestyle habits, it is also a good team-building exercise. The Skeena River Relay is an opportunity for our staff, faculty, administration and friends from different campuses to get together and do something positive outside the realm of college work, Brady said. Im a believer in staying healthy, and participating in an activity such as the relay is a good message to send to people that staying fit can be fun, social and good for the soul. The team will be running for all those good reasons, plus it is gathering pledges with all proceeds going toward NWCC student bursaries. Joining Brady, who will run second, is Suzanne Leblanc, Cheryl Pelletier, Jonathan Stone, Tony Sorensen, Gerry Gauthier, Amanda Kirkham, Ian Hamilton, Derek Hogan and Dennis Straussfogel. They comprise seven NWCC staff, a staff members husband, one NWCC student and his friend. Prince Rupert College staffers Dave McKeever, Sherry Beal and Kaarlene Lindsay from Student Services will offer race-day support and encouragement, as will Bradys sister Ilene, who is travelling up from Victoria. For more information on making a donation to the team, or a donation to NWCC student bursaries in general, contact Jill Pimlott, NWCC Associate Registrar at 250.638.5477.

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