No one was sleeping on the competition at this year’s Bed Races on Beacon fundraiser.
The second annual fundraiser raised $51,000 for the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Healthcare Foundation’s youth clinic – the only one of its kind on the Saanich Peninsula.
And there was no shortage of fun had along the way. The competition saw 14 five-person teams (four pushers and one bed-ridden team mate) run real hospital beds down Beacon Avenue to see who could zoom through one block of the Sidney street the fastest.
Teams dressed up in wild and outrageous costumes, cheered on by crowds of family, friends and other competitors.
Shoreline Medical Sidney won big – both for best costumes, and for money raised. The team brought in more than $7,200.
CCM Construction Ltd. didn’t go home empty-handed either – the ‘Bed Heads’ left Beacon Avenue with the coveted “Gold Pan” award for the second year in a row after finishing with the fastest time.