Where the water hits the road

Panorama’s aquatics staff the next team to join up in bed races

Slider the Penguin

Normally comfortable on the water, the aquatics staff at Panorama Recreation Centre will do some dryland training next month as part of the Bed Races on Beacon event.

Slider the Penguin and pool lifeguards gathered for a photo Monday afternoon. They are one of a new group of teams that have signed up to push a reconfigured hospital bed down Sidney’s main drag.

Bed Races on Beacon take place August 17 at the east end of the main street. A portion of the road will be closed that day to allow for the event, a popular pastime at one point in Greater Victoria’s history that will make a bit of a comeback this summer.

Brenda Hennigar, executive director of the Rest Haven Foundation, serving Sidney’s Rest Haven Lodge, says the races will be fun for the whole family. They are also designed to help raise money for the lodge’s palliative care facilities. To learn more or to sign up a team, contact Hennigar at 250-656-0717.