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Turtles all the way down the river

The annual VW Turtle River Race was held on the South Thompson River at Riverside Park on Septt. 11, with proceeds going to three non-profit agencies.

Five-year-old Thomas Leboe from Prince George helps volunteer Chris Larouche collect turtles from the South Thompson River at Riverside Park during the Sept. 11, 2021, VW Turtle River Race.

People purchased a turtle in a bid to have their toy pet cross the finish line ahead of others.

There were two races, each featuring three fantastic prize packages, with proceeds from the race going to the Kamloops Brain Injury Association, the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism and the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association.