Boogie the Bridge returns after two years
“This is a pilot project that Western Canada Theater has started, and it’s just getting started,” said Boogie founder Jo Berry. “We like to support charities that are taking off.”
Children as young as three years old, novice runners, mothers with strollers and experienced marathon runners have all roamed the streets of the North Shore.
“It’s great. It’s great to see so many people gathering here and having a great time. It’s good to have people in business,” said a 21-kilometre runner.
“It was amazing. We trained for a good six weeks at school, and we had a good performance here, and we are so proud of all our students and staff who raced,” a teacher said. from Pacific Way Elementary School, who was one of more than 60 registered runners from the school.
“It was great to see how many people came out and agreed to move, run and walk, it’s great to see that spirit on the course. And we’re having a great day,” said a first-time Boogier who was new to Kamloops and was enjoying the sunshine and clear skies.
For some, the Boogie symbolized a return to the pre-pandemic situation.
“It’s so nice to see everyone back together. I’ve missed it so much. Everyone was smiling the whole way along with…the music, it’s just normal. It’s awesome,” said one participant.
The Boogie has raised over $1 million for charity since its first year in 1998, and Berry was thrilled to have the chance to give back once again.
“The energy is so beautiful and sincere today. And the sea of red and the beautiful sunshine, and having our whole Kamloops family together is the best!