High praise for ALS memorial walk
My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Cape Breton. The purpose of the trip was to attend and support the ALS memorial walk in Washabuck, held in memory of Ron MacDonald and wonderfully organized by his daughter Gwen Udby and friends.
What a wonderful day it was, complete with appropriate music and Sydney town crier Allie MacInnis.
We were graciously received and I was introduced by Coun. Paul McNeil. Over 100 people from Washabuck and the surrounding community turned up and walked to raise in excess of $6,000 for the ALS Society of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (NBNS), a magnificent effort.
By the way, the five-kilometer walk was on a road in dire need of repair, Mr. Premier!
I was fortunate to meet many of the people of Washabuck during the walk and it is no surprise the community had won the Lieutenant Governors Community Spirit Award. Congratulations to the people of Washabuck area and ‘Moran Taing’ for supporting the work of the ALS Society of NBNS by all your hard work and generous pledges.
John W Forsyth
ALS Society NBNS