What a very successful Relay for Life Simcoe hosted this year at the Holy Trinity Catholic High School. According to front page news of Simcoe Reformer, Monday June 3rd, the event was successful in raising $84,975.15. I would just briefly like to congratulate the top 5 teams: Scotia Stars and Roy’s Team each raised over $5,000; Harold’s Fight raised almost $2,500; Proud Canadians $2,400; and the Highland Lassies brought in $2,275.
You know, last year the Dover Uke Heads played at this event. We played about half an hour in the gym because it was pouring down rain, thundering and lightning. Then we were asked to go outside up on the stage by the track. Also in the rain. We played about 5 songs and were done, because other acts were waiting to go on. I didn’t mind going through this little bit of hardship, even though I was soaking wet and cold, and my shoes gushed water, I kept thinking that this is nothing compared to the participants who will be walking laps around the track until morning. And then I thought about the hardship that cancer patients and their families endure, for much longer than 12 hours.
This year, once again, it was pouring down rain, thundering and lightning, this time after a hot and otherwise sunny day. This time when we set up in the gym we played our whole set list for just over an hour, and put all of our enthusiasm and energy into it.
The Gentlemen of Harmony helped us out on several songs: Da Doo Ron Ron, Walkin’ My Baby Back Home, They Call the Winds Mariah, and more. What an experience – I got the chills! I did not get all their names, but if the Gentlemen of Harmony are reading this, we want to thank you for singing with us and making it that much more enjoyable for onlookers.