Cheer Force Jets- Cold Lake All-Star Cheerleading is planning a Colour Run in Cold Lake this summer. They presented in front of the City of Cold Lake Council during the June 26, 2018 Regular Council Meeting to ask permission for possible routes for the run.
The group, which was started last year by Viola McNeil, has seen an increase from 21 athletes (males and females) to 71.
The Colour Run will be a 5 km walk and/or run. As participants pass by various stations along the route, volunteers will toss an environmentally friendly coloured powder at them, so they can get their white t-shirts as colourful as possible.
Carolyn Crocker stated at the presentation that the group is looking to raise funds to establish their teams and to raise money for mats. “I hope that the Colour Run will bring together community involvement, inclusiveness and awareness,” she said.
This is the second year for the Cheer Force Jets. Last year, some of the members were able to compete in various parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Crocker added, “Cheerleading is a very athletic sport; and it’s going to be in the next Olympics.”
Although Cold Lake Mayor, Craig Copeland, pointed out the dates they were thinking about for the run (August 18 or 19) land on the same weekend as the City-Wide Garage Sale in Cold Lake, he thought the idea sounded great. He concluded, “We are open to getting coloured up; we don’t want to get in the way of a neat fund-raising idea. It sounds pretty cool.”
Kevin Nagoya, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Cold Lake advised the group to submit an application for a road closure.