Hospital staff dive into Amazing Race fundraiser

Doctors, nurses and other medical staff of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre stepped out of their comfort zones last weekend

Marguerite Jensen held the ball steady so Hannah Rehak could kick it over soccer net.

Marguerite Jensen held the ball steady so Hannah Rehak could kick it over soccer net.

Doctors, nurses and other medical staff of the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre stepped out of their comfort zones last weekend as they raced, jumped, paddled and wheel-barrowed their way through a number of challenging events for the Amazing Race Medical Mixer.

Along with raising money the exercise also benefited the staff themselves.

“I think it’ll just be fun, and a good team building exercise. We don’t have many of those,” said Megan Cox, a nurse at the hospital who helped man one of the challenge stations.