The 501st Legion has made its orbit back to Swift Current for the annual May the Force be With You charity event at Market Square this weekend. 

A group of Star Wars lovers with a passion for lighting up the lives of fans by way of Dark Side costumes makes up this special crew.

Marlene Johnson, the market’s manager, said this group of people is a staple fundraiser here in town.  

“I get them to come at least once every summer and they pick different charities each time,” she said.  

This year’s choice of organization is The Center, which they landed on because of its youth aspect in the community.  

Spreading the magic of Star Wars to children and fans worldwide has been the 501st Legion’s goal for the past 25 years.  

They achieve this by often participating in charity events, parades, children’s hospital visits, and conventions to name a few. 

Residents can come down to Market Square as early as 10:30 a.m. to meet and snap photos with these infamous characters and enjoy the various other happenings tomorrow. 

A donation box will be present at the City’s booth, and 100 per cent of the proceeds will be given to the Center.