Daffodils springing up

The bright daffodil, with its yellow petals and trumpet, is one of the first flowers to burst from the soil in the spring

The bright daffodil, with its yellow petals and trumpet, is one of the first flowers to burst from the soil in the spring, and has come to represent not only the hope of a new season, but hope to an end of cancer.

The Canadian Cancer Society will be selling bunches of the bright flowers at Sobeys and No Frills in Stettler on Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The bunches, which come with between eight to 10 stems, sell for $6, with proceeds going to the society, organizer Judy De Mos said.

The money raised by the society goes to research into curing and preventing the various types of cancer that afflict hundreds of thousands of Canadians every year, as well as funding preventative education for those cancers which can be prevented.