Team Pole Trix before the Splash of Colour... ...and Team Pole Trix after the Splash of Colour!!
Holy, Holi Batman!! Holi is an Indian festival that sees people having tons of fun throwing coloured powder all over their friends and family - and it seems the fun and revelry of this tradition is spreading across the world. Just a month ago, Paris had its first "Splash of Colour" run, as hundreds of joggers ran among the famed streets of Paris as volunteers at different colour stations tossed bright powders all over them.
In Victoria and Kelowna and Vancouver, the Easter Seals Society holds its own "SPLASH OF COLOUR" events each spring. The Victoria event is held on the grounds of Royal Roads University and is a one of a kind experience focusing less on speed and more on enjoying a colour-crazy morning with friends and family - all with the goal of raising funds to help send kids to Camp Shawnigan. As a supporting sponsor of Easter Seals, I once again took my camera and got lots of photos of everyone having fun supporting this great cause. The event started with a Zuma warm-up session to the lively music played by DJ Jim. Following that, groups of runners, walkers, joggers, strollers took of through the forest trails of Royal Roads. The first colour station was ORANGE and once people went through that and the four other colour stations, there wasn't a clean shirt or arms or legs or face to be seen :)
Going through one of the colour stations
This was a really fun event to photograph -- danger for my camera and lens from the fine powder everywhere but fun nonetheless. It was great to see lots of people participating as families and groups of friends who entered together. In the end, not only did everyone have a great time but an amazing $33,000+ was raised for a wonderful cause...and kudos to the gals of Team Pole Trix who raised over $1,000 as a team!
Now that's a splash of colour!! The guys of Team Goblin Empire!!
A quiet moment with a friend. Splash of Colour really was a fun event for families and friends to do together.
To see all my photos from the Splash of Colour, please visit the Easter Seals gallery on my website. As for more fundraising to help send as many kids as possible to Camp Shawnigan, we've got the Easter Seals 24Hour Relay at UVic coming up on May 31 -- come on up and check it out!