Walkers wanted for palliative care home event
Five walk locations make participation easy
A third annual team walk to benefit the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Care Residence is just around the corner, but organizers say there is still time to sign up.
The Bourassa Boyer Walk for the VSPCR, taking place at exactly 10 a.m. on May 4, will simultaneously kick off in five different regional towns including Hudson, Rigaud, Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot, Coteaudu-Lac and Vaudreuil-Dorion.
Families, friends, co-workers and participants of all ages are encouraged to form teams of two or more participants. Each team must collect a minimum $1,000 in order to participate.
Those organizing the day say they hope to raise at least $175,000 during the walk that will conclude at each location with barbecues or family picnics.
The first walk, which took place in Hudson, has expanded to include five different walk sites including: NotreDame-de-l’Île-Perrot where participants will walk the waterfront grounds of the historic Pointe-du-Moulin Park and Rigaud, where walker will depart from Park Chartier-De Lotbinière and travel along the trails of the l’Escapade path. Walkers in Coteau-du-Lac will departure from that town’s community center, travel along the bike trails and end at the Coteau-du-Lac National Historic Site, while those signing up to walk in Vaudreuil-Dorion will start at Valois Park, travel along the bike path running parallel to the Lake of Two Mountains, and end at the Château Vaudreuil. They will head back to Valois Park for the picnic.
Finally, Hudson walkers will depart from Jack Layton Park, make their way through the town toward the Sandy Beach Nature Trail and return to Layton Park for the post walk festivities.
With simultaneous walks taking place in so many notable locations, the theme of the event according to organizers, is Discovery, Socialization and Health Benefits.
Funds raised during the five walks will be used to help the VSPCR continue offering its end-of-life care free of charge to patients and their families.
To register for the May 4 walk, or to volunteer, contact Suzanne Chevrier at 450 202-2202, extension 126, or by email at: email@example.com. For more information, visit the VSPCR at www.vspcr.org.