Meet up with the Bedbugs

Sidney Meet Up Network of Women in Business set to race

The Sidney Meet Up Bedbugs are getting ready for the Bed Races on Beacon event August 17. Cheryl Young

Cheryl Young blames Kenny Podmore.

Podmore, a Sidney town councillor and Town Crier, issued a challenge to the community on behalf of his employer, the Sidney Pier Hotel, for people to enter the Bed Races on Beacon coming up Sunday, August 17. Young, the founder of Sidney Meet Up, a Network of Women in Business, said she just knew she had to convince her group to enter.

“And it’s for a good cause as well,” she said.

Sidney Meet Up, she said, does a lot of good work in the community and a lot of fundraising for local causes and charitable organizations. The bed races, she said, were a way to do that and have a lot of fun.

Adopting the name Bedbugs, Sidney Meet Up is getting ready for the challenge — and costumes are in the works.

Bed Races on Beacon take place Aug. 17 at the east end of the main street. A portion of the road will be closed that day to allow for the event.

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.