Walk For Memories in Barriere on Jan. 26

Alzheimer’s/Investor’s Group Walk For Memories will take place in Barriere on Jan. 26

The Alzheimer’s/Investor’s Group Walk For Memories will take place in Barriere on Jan. 26, starting at the Barriere Senior’s Hall.

Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the Walk beginning at 11 a.m. after a brief warm up.  After the Walk, there will be door prizes, a silent auction, and a light lunch.

They will also be drawing the winners for their raffle – the prizes are a golf package worth $320, a ‘dine in Barriere and area’ package worth $140, and a tool kit worth $30.

Anyone and everyone is welcome, whether from Barriere, Little Fort, McLure, or Clearwater and beyond.

For more information about this event, contact Liz Gilbertson at 250-672-9337.

At the Jan. 6 District of Barriere council meeting, Mayor Humphreys made the following proclamation:

“Whereas Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are everyone’s concern, and we need to put our mind to taking action now, while there is still time, and whereas Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are degenerative brain disorders that most often occur in people over the age of 60 but can strike adults at any age; and whereas Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias affect more than 64,000 British Columbians; and whereas Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias take their toll on hundreds of thousands of families and caregivers; and whereas there is an urgent need to reduce the stigma that surrounds Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, so that the barriers in our communities can be removed and all British Columbians touched by these diseases can be diagnosed and treated; and whereas presently, there is no known cure for these devastating illnesses; and whereas the Alzheimer Society of B.C. is dedicated to helping anyone concerned with or facing dementia have the confidence and skills to maintain quality of life, to ensuring that public policy and perceptions reflect the issues and reality, and to securing funding for support and research.

Now, therefore, I Bill Humphreys, Mayor of the District ofBarriere, do hereby proclaim the month of January 2014 as Alzheimer Awareness Month and do urge all citizens of our community to become more aware and educated concerning the far-reaching effects of this devastating disease.”