The RFL of Second Life Relay Weekend for 2016 is upon us, and will feature everything one would expect from the event – walks, celebrations, remembrances, the luminaria ceremony, interviews, music, dance, and more, all in aid of the American Cancer Society in its efforts to eradicate cancer.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have a couple of sneak peeks around the regions that make up this year’s walk, together with the activities regions, and they really are quite extraordinary this year, featuring some stunning builds and themes which are truly eye-catching.
Activities will kick off at 10:00 SLT on Saturday, July 16th and will feature 24 hours of themed laps, activities and entertainment. The weekend will wrap up with a party at 13:00 SLT Sunday, July 17th.
Listed below are some of the main events scheduled for the weekend – but remember that there are relay laps, entertainment and more going on across the entire weekend, so please refer to the event schedule for full details. Information can also be found at the 2016 RFL Welcome Centre space station. All times are, as usual, SLT.
Saturday, July 16th 2016
- 10:00 SLT Opening Ceremony: The fun-filled weekend begins! Note you can access the ceremonies stage via two landing points: RFL Activities 1 and RFL Activities 3
- 11:00 SLT Celebrate: The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the celebrate ceremony. A Survivor/Caregiver honour walk
- 21:00 SLT Remember – The Luminaria Ceremony: a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music as the regions are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer or are still battling it; all are invited to participate. Please walk the track in silence
Sunday, July 17th 2016:
- 06:00 SLT Fight Back: Collect your Fight Back Kits and Fight Back Flags available at the Relay Information Stations along the track, and pledge to save a life: your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don’t even know yet
- 10:00 SLT Closing Ceremony: a closing tribute to al that RFL of SL has accomplished.
The following landmarks will also carry you directly to locations of particular interest in the RFL regions:
- Welcome Area
- Information Centre
- RFL Museum
- Raffle For Relay
- Silent Auction
- Live Music
- DJs Music and Dancing
- Dance Performances
- Snail Races
- Teams Vendor Markets
- Gacha Machines
The RFL mega events are also represented along the RFL track:
- Fashion For Life – RFL Hope
- Fantasy Faire – RFL Embrace
- The Xmas Expo – RFL Knowledge
- The Home & Garden Expo – RFL Strides
- Sci Fi Convention – RFL Prevention
Be sure to stop by there and find out more about them as well.
Where To Start
If you’re new to RFL of SL weekends, probably the best place to start is the space station Welcome Area, mentioned above, or the American Cancer Society region or the RFL Information Centre. All three provide a range of information to help you get started.
So, are you ready to Relay?