Celebrating 35 years
The Society’s Chief Executive Officer Maria Howard cuts a celebratory cake with Alec Burden at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.
To mark our thirty-fifth anniversary, the Alzheimer Society of B.C. celebrated with a variety of guests from across the organization – staff, volunteers, researchers, fundraisers, sponsors, caregivers and people living with dementia – at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver. After opening remarks by Chief Executive Officer Maria Howard, the crowd was addressed by the Honourable Terry Lake, B.C. Minister of Health and then Board Director Dan Levitt facilitated a panel discussion.
The discussion focused on where the Society has been and where we are going. The panel included Delia Visscher, a caregiver and long-time supporter; John Stark, Senior Social Planner for the City of New Westminster; Dr. Haakon Nygaard from the University of British Columbia; and Alec Burden, TV personality and newly-appointed Society Board Director, who is living with the disease.
We greatly appreciate the dedication and passion of everyone who is close to the Society. The Society is pleased to celebrate thirty-five years of Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow…®