Barb Witte observes as Port Alberni Mayor John Douglas signs a proclamation for Alzheimer Awareness Month.

Walk for Alzheimer’s coming

This year’s Walk for Memories takes place Sunday, Jan. 27 at Glenwood Centre. Reg is 10 a.m. and the walk goes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Three years ago, Barb Witte brought the Investors Group Walk for Memories to the Alberni Valley as a way to bring attention to Alzheimer Disease, which had robbed her father of his memory. The walk has raised nearly $20,000 for Alzheimer research and support programs.

Although she lost her father two years ago, Witte is bringing the walk back to the Alberni Valley for the third year in the row.

This year’s Walk for Memories takes place Sunday, Jan. 27 at Glenwood Centre. Registration is 10 a.m. and the walk goes from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend; there are fundraising opportunities laid out at www.walkformemories.com.

This year’s walk will be in honour of Wendy Buffie, who passed away last year after dealing with early onset Alzheimer’s. Buffie spent 19 years working with Canada Post. Her three daughters remember her as a dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and wife (to Jack Buffie) who was devoted to her family and took great pride in family traditions.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Twitter.com/AlberniNews

Just Posted

Uchucklesaht Tribe purchases former Redford School

Property will be a “multi-use building” similar to The Thunderbird

Merry Makers create new craft fair for Port Alberni

Hansen Hall fair begins as Work of Heart organizers retire

Port Alberni highland dancers invited to North American competition

Kali Nahorney received honourable mention medals in two categories

Government looks for public input on Cathedral Grove safety concerns

Port Alberni, Parksville info sessions invite public to help ‘shape future access’

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

John Horgan shrugs off low turnout, change to referendum option

‘No’ proportional representation group says voting should be extended

Two more government pot shops to open in Kamloops

Two private applications are also in the queue to come before city council by the end of the year

2 B.C. men charged after allegedly stealing $1,400 worth of butter

The two men, ages 23 and 25, are facing charges of theft under $5,000, Coquitlam police said

Invasive fire ants join the tourist swarms at Hawaii Volcano National Park

Invasive species found at popular tourist destination

Ten-year sentence for man convicted of B.C. belt-strangling death

Shayne McGenn guilty of manslaughter in 2016 death of David Delaney, 63

Roy Clark, country singer, ‘Hee Haw’ star, has died

Guitar virtuoso died because of complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla. He was 85.

Most Read