All proceeds from a Maple Ridge Lions Club fundraiser on Sunday will be going to a local family in need. (The Maple Ridge Lions Club/Special to The News)

All proceeds from a Maple Ridge Lions Club fundraiser on Sunday will be going to a local family in need. (The Maple Ridge Lions Club/Special to The News)

Car rally in Maple Ridge for those in need

Lions Club holds non-timed rally where participants stay in their vehicles

The Maple Ridge Lions Club is holding a car rally to raise money for those in need in the community.

The event is a non-timed, touchless rally where vehicles navigate a fun course, test their GPS skills and answer questions at nine check points across Maple Ridge.

Everyone is to stay in their vehicles.

Half the participants will be sent to the west of the city to start and the other half to the east so not everybody is travelling together, explained Kim Kamstra, member of the Maple Ridge Lions Club.

Each destination that a participant goes to, they will have to pull up a map from Google Street View and answer a question.

“And then there is a little history and a trick question involved as well. It’s all fun,” said Kamstra.

The course takes about one-and-a-half hours to complete.

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Participants can register for two minute intervals from 9 a.m. until noon for the Sunday, March 21 event at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds.

“Plenty of starting times still are available,” said Lions Club president Stephen Colwill.

The Maple Ridge Lions Club is a group of individuals who volunteer their time to serve the local community and the world at large. The local club was chartered in May, 1944, and are part of Lions Club International, which has been around since 1917.

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First prize is $250 cash. Second prize is four one-day passes to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park worth about $220. Third prize is a $100 gift basket from Bosley’s Pet Valu.

If this car rally goes well they will probably be looking at holding another, expanded rally for Father’s Day, added Kamstra.

To register, email mapleridgelionsclub@shaw.ca with your name and preferred starting time.

The entry fee is $50 per vehicle.

Don’t forget to bring a pen and a smartphone.

For more information go to mapleridgelionsclub.org.


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