In 1978, the first 24 Hour Relay For The Kids was held at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C.. The event was originally organized by the Seawall Running Society. Twenty-three teams participated and raised over $70,000 to help send kids to Easter Seal camps and hence history began. Today, the 24 Hour Relay is now widely known as the Money Mart Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay. There are eleven 24 Hour Relays across the country including Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Quebec, Toronto, Halifax, Annapolis Valley, and St, John's. This national event has raised in excess of $51 million in support of local Easter Seals programs and services. In BC, the 24 Hour Relay is an annual project of the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities. The Money Mart 24 Hour Relay raises funds for the BC Lions Society's Easter Seal camping program.
To support the Victoria Easter Seal House and the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs programs and services.