Walkers raise $2,000 for area Hospice

The Barriere and District Hospice Society would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all the support

Hospice Walk-A-Thon 2013 participants

Hospice Walk-A-Thon 2013 participants

By Marnie Pfeifer, Walk-A-Thon organizer

The rain held off on Monday night for the 14th annual Barriere and District Hospice Walk.  Fifteen people (and three dogs) completed the walk with Audrey Rilcoe’s group in the lead.  They may have taken a short cut but who’s to say?  Jane Milburn, president of the Hospice Society, was happy with the turn out and thanked everyone for participating and raising approximately $2,000.   She also thanked the Lions Club for their donation.  Water and homemade cookies were waiting at the end of the walk.  Laura Mairs, one of the organizers, was overheard saying that they were the best cookies she’d ever eaten.

Jane also wanted to let everyone know that the Hospice Society’s Books and Tapes (there is a range of topics) are now available at the NTVIC for loan to the public.  If you or your family require anything from the Red Cross Loaner Cupboard, please call Jane at 250-672-9391.

The Barriere and District Hospice Society would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for all the support we receive throughout the year.  This is our only fundraiser and we are pleased with how successful it is each year.  We welcome new members to our group and if you would like more information, please call Jane.