Walk for Memories this weekend

Port Alberni will host its first-ever Walk for Memories, raising awareness of Alzheimer Disease and dementia, on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Blair Park.

  • Jan. 27, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Walk for Memories organizer Barb Witte collaborates with Steve Kalugin of event sponsor Investor’s Group.

Port Alberni will host its first-ever Walk for Memories, raising awareness of Alzheimer Disease and dementia, on Sunday, Jan. 30 at Blair Park.

Registration is at 10 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.

The walk is in honour of Marg Souther, facilitator with the Port Alberni Alzheimer support and information group. “Every walk (in B.C.) has an honouree,” event organizer Barb Witte said. “Marg does so much work with the support group.”

Witte first learned about the Walk for Memories when she was perusing a website for the Alzheimer Society of BC after her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, a form of dementia or degenerative neurological disease. She organized the run to bring more awareness to the disease.

“We know about cancer; we know about MS. With Alzheimer’s, people just don’t know about it,” she said. “I think we’re starting to realize how more and more people are being diagnosed.”

A four-kilometre walk or a seven-kilometre run around Kitsuksis Dike are on tap says Witte, who belongs to the running club.

To register for the Port Alberni Walk for Memories, please call Witte at …. or the Alzheimer Society of B.C. at …., or go online to www.walkformemories.com. Register in person at 10 a.m. the day of the walk.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Offroad racing happening at Alberni Motorsports Park July 21–22

Last mud truck event until September on the Port Alberni track

Lease agreement signed for Port Alberni oil spill response base

25-year lease agreement is part of a larger expansion plan

Cherry Creek sets water restrictions for summer 2018

Stage One water restrictions are in effect immediately

EDITORIAL: Rezoning would unravel red tape for business in Port Alberni

Harbour Quay is traditionally for tourist and marine-based businesses…

Satellite visitors’ centre opens in Port Alberni Train Station

Chamber of commerce, McLean Mill will share staffing duties in new centre

VIDEO: Sproat Lake hosts annual regatta

2018 Alberni Valley event featured two days of boat racing action

Owner of fruit stand recounts ‘flames popping up everywhere’ from B.C. wildfire

The Mount Eneas wildfire is burning at about 200 hectares south of Peachland

Owner of B.C. fruit stand recounts ‘flames popping up everywhere’ from wildfire

The Mount Eneas wildfire is burning at about 200 hectares south of Peachland

Ontario, Saskatchewan premiers join together to oppose federal carbon plan

Saskatchewan is already involved in a court case over the tax

For-profit ridesharing legislation long overdue: BC Conservatives

Interim party leader Scott Anderson said the provincial government should step out of the way

After cave rescue, soccer boys pray for protection at Thai temple

On Wednesday evening, the boys and coach were released from hospital

Gymnastics sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night

Wildfires erupt in B.C. Okanagan forcing evacuation orders and a highway closure

Check out a list of up-to-date information on blazes happening within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre.

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Most Read