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Blooming in Spokane

Top row from left to right: Teresa Mazzei-Lewis, Sandra Summerfield, Joanne Boone, Sue Bannantyne, Mary Jane Soetart, Lucy Voronina, Deb Collins, Kathy Woodcock, Lesley Blunt, Nicola Nuttgens,  Middle Row from left to right: Glenys Ryan, Sara Funk, Wendy Blackburn, Ramona Gliege,  Front row from left to right: Irene Perezeroff, Laurel Doehle, Nicole Heckendorf,  Shannon Milne, Wendy Howse, Jodie Parker,  Floor from left to right: Lori Kennedy, Nicole Bush. - Submitted photo
Top row from left to right: Teresa Mazzei-Lewis, Sandra Summerfield, Joanne Boone, Sue Bannantyne, Mary Jane Soetart, Lucy Voronina, Deb Collins, Kathy Woodcock, Lesley Blunt, Nicola Nuttgens, Middle Row from left to right: Glenys Ryan, Sara Funk, Wendy Blackburn, Ramona Gliege, Front row from left to right: Irene Perezeroff, Laurel Doehle, Nicole Heckendorf, Shannon Milne, Wendy Howse, Jodie Parker, Floor from left to right: Lori Kennedy, Nicole Bush.
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Fernie was well represented this year at the 36th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington.

Thirty runners and walkers from Fernie participated in the event, alongside nearly 50,000 other participants.

Participants choose to either run or walk the 12 km course but are encouraged to enjoy the route and its many musical bands along the way.

“It is a wonderful, well-organized event and the perfect spring event to start training for and get you out the door after a long Fernie winter,” said Fernie participant, Lori Kennedy.

For some this was their first time at Bloomsday, while others have been participating in the event for many years.

“Most of the Fernie participants are busy moms who look forward to the weekend away,” said Lori. “It is always a fun time and a great weekend shared with friends.”

The run is held the first Sunday every May.

 

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