A team in full costume gets ready to compete in the Bed Races on Beacon charity fundraiser event in Sidney. This year’s race happens this Sunday starting at 1 p.m. (Photo courtesy of Nuttycake.com)

Get ready for a Sidney spectacular: Bed Races on Beacon go Sunday

CCM Construction team members ready to defend their title on July 7, start time 1 p.m.

Teams competing in Bed Races on Beacon are putting the final touches to their preparations before the Sunday, July 7 event.

In May, reigning champions CCM Construction laid down a friendly call-out to other teams, stating they were looking for a clean sweep this year.

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The popular races are organized by the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation to raise money for Shoreline Medical’s Youth Clinic. A popular fixture on the Peninsula’s summer calendar, this year’s race will set off at 1 p.m. down Beacon Avenue, with the events finishing off at 3 p.m.

Squads of four people push a hospital bed piloted by a team member, like an unwieldy bobsled, down Beacon Avenue, with two substitutes hovering nearby.

“There’s a prize for best costume and the whole nine yards. It’s a lot of fun,” said Jan Buehler, the foundation’s manager of annual campaign and fundraising operations.

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Last year 10 teams competed, with CCM Construction taking both the Golden Bed Pan award for winning the race as well as the prize for best costumes.

Spectators interested in supporting the cause still have time to sponsor teams, donate on the day and buy raffle tickets. This year’s big-ticket item is three nights at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet. Buehler says music performances are scheduled for after the race to keep the party atmosphere going.

For more information visit sphf.ca.



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