May 4th Gumboot Rally jumps on Star Wars bandwagon

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Yellowknife’s annual gumboot rally has residents dress up in group costume and compete in gumboot-themed challenges.

The long-running event gets community members involved in raising money for the Yellowknife Association for Community Living, a local charity which supports people with disabilities – intellectual and other.

The association has announced the theme of the 27th gumboot rally will be Star Wars, although trekkers and other sci-fi inspired costumes are also welcome.

“Jedis, Jawas, Jar Jar Binks, Jabba the Hut… All teams are encouraged to share their stellar sense of humour by dressing in costume based on a team-theme on May 4th,” a news release reads. “So don’t be a scruffy Nerf-herder – dress up in costume and have fun.”

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The goal of the fundraiser this year is $25,000, which will go to YKACL programming including skills training, employment services, literacy outreach and supported independent living.

READ MORE: GUMBOOT RALLY REACHES SECOND-HIGHEST TOTAL IN 26 YEARS

The Gumboot Rally takes place Saturday, May 4th at 10 a.m.

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