Final numbers for Walk for Alzheimer’s announced


Online-Walk 2018 - Country Meadows Neepawa 10

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Some of the participants in the 2018 Walk for Alzheimer’s, which took place on Thursday, June 14 at Country Meadows in Neepawa.


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On Thursday, June 14, Neepawa held the “Walk for Alzheimer’s” at Country Meadows Personal Care home.

Due to the rain, the walk was held indoors throughout the halls of the care home. It was a great evening with a great turnout still of  130+ in attendance.  The event raised $3,200 for the Manitoba’s Alzheimer’s Society.  The committee of Genie Barnaby, Jeannine Adriaansen, Judy Gabler, Leanne Harding, Trish Boersma and Marsha Forgue were very excited about the turnout.  This year there was a team formed, Country Gals (as in picture).  The team had a goal to raise more than $1,000 combined which they met and exceeded.  The walk pledges and donations were amazing.  Thank you to everyone for their generosity to such an important cause.  The committee would like to thank Swamp Gas for their post walk entertainment that was enjoyed by everyone and to Hylife for the delicious ice cream treats.  Thank you to Mary Porter and the Neepawa and District Handivan and to the McLarens for bringing the antique fire truck in case of better weather conditions,.  A big thank you to the Country Meadow’s staff, the families and friends, and the many volunteers of Country Meadows for their assistance to this event!  Their help ensured that 63 residents were also to be part of the community walk.  The event will return to Neepawa in June 2019!