The sun was shining and spirits were high during the recent 22nd annual Operation Highjump, put on by Comox Recreation.
Operation Highjump is a track and field event for mentally and physically challenged people of the Comox Valley and Powell River. The day was filled with numerous track and field events like 50- and 200-metre dash, wheelchair push, high jump, and our most popular event, the ball throw. Besides the more traditional events there are fun games such as sack races, water balloon toss, and a tug of war.
The success of Operation Highjump is truly because of the volunteers and the participants. Their joy and smiling faces are the inspiration that keeps this event going, year after year.
Operation Highjump was once again supported generously by the Kiwanis Club of Courtenay. Kiwanis Club members are fantastic volunteers and are a great presence at the event.
Organizers thank all the other volunteers who helped at the track and in the kitchen. Thank you to Quality Foods for donating all the supplies needed to make 130 lunches and to Water Pure and Simple for supplying much-needed water.
— Courtenay Recreation