Walk against Alzheimer’s in Barriere

The annual Walk to support the Alzheimer's Society of British Columbia took place in May this year rather than in January

Petrine Joy Edwards (l)

Jill Hayward – North Thompson Star/Journal

The Investor’s Group Walk For Alzheimer’s held in Barriere on Sunday, May 1, saw 55 to 60 walkers participate.

“About half the number we had last year,” said Walk co-organizer Liz Gilbertson. “However, our sub total of fundraising is sitting at $10,180.70 right now, with people still being able to donate until the middle of May. Last year we brought in $11, 300; so we are not that far away, and we still have 19 days to take in donations. I think it would be really exciting to at least be able to match last year’s total.”

Gilbertson says the annual Walk to support the Alzheimer’s Society of British Columbia took place in May this year rather than in January, as it has been done in previous years. This year it was held under a beautiful sunny day, with the 2016 Barriere honouree being Petrine Edwards.

“We had great weather, plenty of help, and a great group of walkers who came down from Clearwater to take part,” said Gilbertson.

A silent auction and raffle were also held during the event, with winners of the raffle being; first prize a homemade quilt to Carol Wilcox of Barriere, second place $480 work of gift certificates to North Thompson restaurants to Ken Smith of Clearwater, and third a gift certificate to golf at Eagle Point Golf Resort won by Bonnie Donald of Chu Chua and donated by Investors Group.



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