News

Play it forward

Playing it forward! - Pirjo Raits
Playing it forward!
— image credit: Pirjo Raits

People are getting water dumped on them and the goal is to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).  Steve Knoke, manager at SEAPARC has invited staff and SEAPARC participants to donate via the Facebook page @ als.ca.  They are not currently tracking their contributions.

The challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness.  People can either accept the challenge or make a donation to an ALS Charity of their choice, or do both.

The SEAPARC team passed on the challenge to the District of Sooke staff. Mike Hicks passed the challenge on to Sooke mayor and council as well as District of Sooke staff. Hicks was taking up the challenge presented to him by the City of Esquimalt.

The participants from left to right are: Darcy Smith, Tara Seeburger, Megan MacKeigan, Morgan Gurbersky, Steve Knoke, Mike Hicks, Bryce McMath, Angela Petrie, Arran Wass-Little, Norris Wass-Little. Not shown in photo is Dylan Mack. The dumpers are kids at SEAPARC summer camp. They loved doing it!

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Booking on comfort in times of need
 
Welcome Wagon honours long time businesses
 
This and That - October 22
Victoria police probe robberies linked to stolen fire department key
 
Avis wins NDP nomination
 
Cowichan gearing up for Earth Day fun
Blasting causes headaches for Langford homeowners
 
Inquiry slams door in face of First Nations groups
 
The Week — Dec. 22

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.