High praise for ALS me­mo­rial walk

Cape Breton Post - - OP-ED -

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

Vol­un­teer Chair

ALS So­ci­ety NBNS


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