Colour Crawl participants at the 2014 event. File photos

Fernie Colour Crawl this weekend

All funds raised will go towards operating costs and toys at Fernie Child Care Society

The streets of Fernie will be a riot of colour this weekend when an annual fundraiser returns.

The Colour Crawl is a 5km run or walk through downtown Fernie with colour stations along the way, where volunteers throw non-toxic colour on participants.

About 250 people are expected to take part in this year’s event, which will raise funds for the Fernie Child Care Society, a non-profit organization.

Fernie Child Care Society Board Chair Lindsay Pearson said the money goes towards operating expenses and toys.

She has set a fundraising target of $5000.

The Colour Crawl kicks off at the boat launch parking lot at midday on Saturday, September 22, finishing at The Arts Station Square on 6th St between 1st and 2nd Ave.

This year, participants will be treated to a free concert by the Hark Raving Sirens.

They can enter as a team or as an individual with prizes awarded for best costume, fastest time, best team spirit, best team name and most colourful.

Entry costs $30 for adults, $20 for youth and is free for children under five. Sign up online via or at the Fernie Scotiabank branch, 502 3rd Ave.

Volunteers are also needed to help run the event, contact the society at 250-423-3313 to register your interest.

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