Great turnout for the Dec 10th Pyjama Prance! Folks turned out in droves in their fuzzy pyjamas and animal-themed onesies. Organizer Colette Scrimgeour said this fun run drew a record turnout.
Andrew Gage and his daughter Rebecca played holiday songs on their violins as participants passed. Prancers were treated to a pancake breakfast care of Esquimalt Lions.
234 participants turned out for the fun 2 and 5 km event around Esquimalt raising funds and awareness for Rainbow Kitchen. The food donations came to 1000 lbs and cash donations of $1542.65.
"This year the amount of sponsorship from the community and from major businesses was amazing," Scrimgeour said. "It's just phenomenal."
The participants all received a handmade wooden medal and a bag o swag. All the participants are winners in this race.
"This year the amount of sponsorship from the community and from major businesses was amazing. It's just phenomenal. I was in tears of joy when l realized what the final amount that would be donated to the Rainbow Kitchen would be. My son came downstairs and asked me if I was crying happy tears. I said, yes Graham, Mama's happy." Colette Scrimgeour