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Liz Gilbertson recognized for community volunteer efforts

To the editor;

On behalf of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. I would like to express our deepest appreciation to Liz Gilbertson who for 13 years has volunteered her time as chair of the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s in Barriere.

Liz has been integral to the success of the Walk in the community and led the local event with joy, gumption and compassion. In the first year the Walk took place in Barriere, $60 was raised. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for physical distancing, the Barriere event became part of a nation-wide online event – and Liz, true to form, took the lead and oversaw Barriere’s most successful year ever, with over $15,000 raised thanks to the generosity of the community in addition to an incredibly successful silent auction!

I want to take this opportunity to recognize Liz for her passion and commitment to our cause. Because of Liz’s incredible work over the years, the event has raised over $100,000 for the Alzheimer Society of B.C., enabling us to reach families in Barriere affected by dementia and connect them to support and education. For this, we thank her.

We would also like to invite Barriere residents to continue Liz’s legacy and build on her success by joining the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s volunteer committee for the 2021 event. For more information or to apply, please visit alzbc.org/walk or contact Matt Brooks at MBrooks@alzheimerbc.org or 604-742-4937.

Thank you once more to Liz – she has made a tremendous difference and we will always be grateful for her superb work.

Cathryn France

Director, Resource Development

Alzheimer Society of B.C.