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Nanaimo man taking turns running and drumming on fundraiser tour

Lyle Povah hosting event Sept. 16 at Nanaimo’s Moose Lodge
Nanaimo’s Lyle Povah is hosting a drum circle and fundraiser for the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation as part of his Drum Run Adventure Tour during which he will be running 1,500 kilometres and visiting more than 25 cities in support of the foundation. (Photo courtesy Rhythm of Life Society)

A Nanaimo drummer and runner is doing a lot of both these days, promoting health and wellness and fundraising for the child life department of the B.C. Children’s Hospital through combining a community drum circle and distance running.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, Lyle Povah, CEO of Rhythm of Life Society, will be stopping in Nanaimo for an event at Moose Lodge as part of his Drum Run Adventure Tour in partnership with the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Povah is running a total of 1,500 kilometres and stopping at 25 cities in the province as part of his two-month fundraising campaign and he encourages participants to join him during the drum circle and while he runs from city to city to help make a “mighty difference.”

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“Myself and the Drum Run team are honored to partner with B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation, with our mission to build community, and provide funds to improve the health and well-being of children and families at B.C. Children’s Hospital,” he said in a news release.

The drum circle will be held at 7 p.m. and drums and instruments will be provided. Anyone can stop by and participate, with admission by donation to the cause. Those looking donate can also do so at

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