In what may be one of the biggest fundraisers of its kind so far, the city of Port Moody is hosting a charity event for the family of Charlene Reaveley, one of two women killed in an alleged hit-and-run incident in February.
The city will host a family-friendly fitness boot camp this Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the turf field behind the Port Moody recreation complex, rain or shine.
Reaveley, a 30-year-old mother of four, taught the boot camp classes at the rec centre.
"Lots of people at our rec centre knew her and right away wanted to do something for her," event organizer Jody Fitzpatrick told The Tri-City News. "We had it planned immediately following the accident but we just decided a little bit of healing needed to happen for everybody and we didn't realize that all these other fundraisers were happening."
The Saturday event will commence with a family boot camp where a large group of people of all ages will be simultaneously put through the fitness paces, followed by a yoga session and a special pre-school boot camp.
Throughout the day, there will also be a band and a kids' fitness activity area.
More than 20 city staff will volunteer their time for the event, Fitzpatrick said, and all of the money raised will go directly to Reaveley's husband, Dan, and their four children.
Admission is a minimum donation of $10, or $20 per family, and attendees are asked to bring their own water bottle, yoga mat and towel.