Barriere Hospice Walk not washed out by rain

Annual fundraiser walk brings in over $1000 for 2014 event held in community

Barriere and District Hospice Society members have fun enjoying some homemade cookies before their annual ‘Walk For Hospice”  the evening of May 26.

Barriere and District Hospice Society members have fun enjoying some homemade cookies before their annual ‘Walk For Hospice” the evening of May 26.

When 13 Barriere and District Hospice Society members and supporters met for their annual ‘Walk For Hospice”  the evening of May 26, it was a toss-up to brave the rain or cancel the annual event.

However, a compromise was reached that kept everyone dry and continued on with this annual fundraiser for the Society.

The gymnasium at The Ridge (Municipal Hall) was available, and after doing some quick calculations it was agreed that to complete the 5 km Hospice Walk, the gym would have to be circled at a walk for 40 minutes.  Everyone embraced this idea, and of course all would remain dry.

After the participants enjoyed an energy snack of chocolate chip cookies, home-baked by walker Marine  Pfeifer, the group walked around and around the gym until they reached their goal.

The Barriere Lions Club donated a cheque for $100 to the Walk, and Lions’ president Len van Nieuwkerk was on hand to make the cheque presentation.

This brought the total for contributions to the annual Walk to over $1,000.  However, the final official count had not come in as of press time.

The Barriere and District Hospice Society once again express their appreciation for the generous support from the community, this assists in  insuring the continuation of the Society’s services for area residents.