UBCCA Relay for Life 2022

Register Now!

Go to the official Canadian Cancer Society website to complete your registration for the UBC Relay for Life 2022 and help make a difference in the fight against cancer.

Early bird price is $15! The deadline for early-bird registration is Monday, January 31st at 11:59PM PST! Send us an email at  for any further inquiries.

What are the next steps after registering?

Step 1:

Join our participants Facebook group here! This will be our main form of communication with participants about prizes, event updates and more! Make sure to join so you don’t miss out.

Step 2: 

Start growing your teams! The more people involved means more fundraising and fostering a bigger community! Anyone can register for this event, not just UBC students. Click here to register or donate. To make the most out of your relay experience, we recommend participants review this tool kit to learn about all the activities, ceremonies and prizes that can be won!

Step 3: 

Want to learn more about UBC Relay for Life? Follow us on Instagram: @ubcrelayforlife or check out our FB event page.

What is Relay for Life?

Relay For Life is a festival-like fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track or designated path. Our events are 6 to 12 hours in length, depending on the location. Each team taking part is asked to have at least one member on the track at all times to symbolize the ongoing fight against cancer. On and off track, there is always something to do at Relay For Life. Those taking a break from walking can check out the entertainment and many activities, or relax at their team’s campsite.

Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is a community based organization whose
mission statement is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. In light of the COVID- 19 pandemic; and in order to honor our commitment to physical distancing and protect the well bring and safety of people living with cancer, event participants, our donors and volunteers, Relay for Life will head in the direction of a virtual event.

 

At Relay For Life, no one faces cancer alone. These events bring together teams of family, friends and colleagues to celebrate cancer survivors, remember those we’ve lost and commit to raising funds to fight all types of cancer. Relay For Life is a community of people fighting back against cancer.

RFL Week Schedule 2021/2022

Curious to know what events we have for RFL week?

Be sure to check out our RFL Facebook group

and our RFL website page for more information!

 

  • 5 pm Learn: Cooking
    • Are you a student living on your own for the first time? Struggling with cooking for yourself, meal prep, etc? Come out to a virtual cooking class to learn some straightforward recipes and cook alongside other UBC students! 
  • 7 pm Learn: Scholarships/UBC Applications (targeted at high schools!) 
    • Calling all high school students! We all know how overwhelming the thought of applying to university can be, and it can be difficult to know if the choices you’re making are the right ones. We’re here to help! Join a panel of UBC students to hear their insights about the application process, scholarships, and more, with lots of opportunities to ask questions as well! 
  • 5 pm Learn: Cooking
    • Are you a student living on your own for the first time? Struggling with cooking for yourself, meal prep, etc? Come out to a virtual cooking class to learn some straightforward recipes and cook alongside other UBC students! 
  • 7 pm Learn: Scholarships/UBC Applications (targeted at high schools!) 
    • Calling all high school students! We all know how overwhelming the thought of applying to university can be, and it can be difficult to know if the choices you’re making are the right ones. We’re here to help! Join a panel of UBC students to hear their insights about the application process, scholarships, and more, with lots of opportunities to ask questions as well! 
  • 5 pm Learn: Pilates/Yoga
    • As university students, it can be so difficult for us to take time to slow down and move our bodies, but it is so important to add this balance to our lives! Join us for a virtual yoga class to de-stress during midterm season.
  • 6 pm Valorant Tournament
    • Are you looking to game for a good cause? Say no more. The UBC Cancer Association is hosting a Valorant tournament to raise funds for our Relay for Life event! 
  • 5 pm Learn: ASL
    • Learning American Sign Language is a fantastic way of promoting awareness of and sensitivity to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Come join us as we go over the basics of ASL and learn about resources if you’d like to continue to study ASL! 

  • 7.30 pm Learn: Bartending
    • Are you looking for a break from the constant studying of midterm season? 19+ and need a drink? Join us for a super fun bartending class and learn how to make some simple cocktails to impress your friends! 

In-person:

This year’s Relay for Life(RFL) will be changed to a hybrid event in order to be in line with the current safety regulations, with virtual events throughout the week leading up to the much anticipated traditional in-person Relay for Life. However, our goal remains the same: to raise funds to fight all types of cancer through world-class research, services for patients and their families, cancer prevention initiatives and advocacy on important cancer-related issues.  

  • 4pm Opening Ceremony + Survivor’s Lap! 
  • 6pm Dinner 
  • 7pm Survivor’s panel/speaker 
  • 7.20pm Luminary Ceremony 
  • 7.40pm Closing Ceremony
  • Valorant Tournament Finals 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WhyIRelay

Everyone has a reason to relay. Here are some of the personal stories of those who will be at this year’s Relay for Life.
My first experience with cancer was when I was in second grade and my grandfather died from lung cancer. Ever since then, my family members would share “tips” and “superfoods” that helps with cancer prevention. Cancer became a taboo subject in my family. However, my uncle was diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer this year and now everyone’s lost… #whyirelay , to hopefully find a cure in the near future, and to motivate everyone who’s fighting cancer to be strong.
Anonymous

Are you a speaker or performer? Join our Facebook group to stay updated on the latest information! 

 

A Thank You to Our Sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

For general inquiries, please contact:
Co-chairs – Aaleigha and Justin
Email: relayforlife2020@hotmail.com 

Are you a community organization or business looking to support our event? Please contact:
Email: relayforlife@ubccac.com