While Daffodil month is coming to a close, its legend will live on.
The Canadian Cancer Society has dubbed April as Daffodil month, and this year’s daffodil sales have done extremely well here in Smithers, organizer Jane Hoek said.
“The daffodil sales went very well,” Hoek said.
Volunteers sold the daffodils at the beginning of the month and they raised $2,500 by the sale of all 500 daffodils (they came in bunches of 50). In the past it was a definite price, but this year, it was strictly on donations, so it was great to see the support from the community, Hoek said.
Daffodil pins are also available in various locations throughout town on a voluntary donation basis.
Those pins have been such a success story, Hoek said, going from just B.C. to nationwide. That’s how popular they’ve been, she said, after just two years of being created and distributed to raise awareness for the cause that affects so many.
All the donations go straight to the Canadian Cancer Society, who helps patients in a myriad of ways, from helping with accommodation while undergoing cancer treatments to cancer research.
Today is Daffodil Day, and to celebrate, the Smithers office (located on 4th Avenue) is hosting an open house. Complete with goodies and coffee, Hoek invited everyone to come on down, to see what they do and how they can get involved.
They are still registering teams for this year’s Relay for Life, she noted.