NOTA week in full swing

By Geoff Lee

April 21, 2016 6:00 AM

Lloydminster Mayor Rob Saunders proclaimed April 17-23 National Organ and Tissue Awareness week at City Hall Monday.
The outdoor event included introductory speeches by Donna Krilow-Lorenz, regional Canadian Transplant Association coordinator in Lloydminster, and Saunders with a small crowd on hand.
Krilow-Lorenz and Saunders teamed up (photo left) to hoist the national CTA green ribbon flag at City Hall.
Fae Irvine also took to the podium to promote support for the upcoming Second Chance Trail Ride on May 14 from Lindbergh Alberta to Hiensberg to raise funds for the care of new transplant recipients.
The trail ride on horseback takes the 12-mile Iron Horse Trail to the community centre at Hiensberg for a silent auction.
The proclamation event included a picnic in the park with entertainment provided by Kayley Hofer and Brian Earle.
Attendees had the chance to buy a $10 raffle ticket to win a roundtrip for two anywhere WestJet flies.
The Gift of Flight trip is valued at $2,900.
The city previously strung an awareness banner across 50 Avenue. downtown.

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