Carnival of Hope features dunk tank, movie screen

Brenda Baumeister and Lisa Behrens at Fort St. John's city council meeting yesterday. Photo by Montana Cumming

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Carnival of Hope, an all-new fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, will be happening this June — and the organizers have all sorts of fun and games planned for the day.

The organizers, Brenda Baumeister and Lisa Behrens, challenged regional mayors — including Fort St. John mayor Lori Ackerman — to take on the Dunk Tank for the event.


However, at Monday’s council meeting, Mayor Ackerman said she can’t confirm she will be in town available to participate. The acting mayor at that time is Councillor Larry Evans.

The invitation was also extended to mayors in Taylor, Hudson’s Hope and the PRRD Electoral B and C — as well as the Emergency Services in the region.

Baumeister said the event still holds the same vision as the relay for hope, which is to recognize cancer survivors in the community and to remember the friends and family who have passed away due to illness.

Other events taking place on the day of the fundraiser will be a movie on the big screen, a photo booth, snacks for sale, a jelly bean guess jar, among other fun activities. Along with entry fees, the Carnival of Hope will raise money at all of those activities.

The entry fee for adults are $25, for children are $10 and families can go for $35.