Kootenay Rhythm Dragons led the survivor lap to kick off this year's Relay for Life in Nelson.

Relay for Life takes over Lakeside Park in Nelson

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Ten relay teams will spend today from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. circling a course around Nelson’s Lakeside Park in this year’s Relay for Life. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society.