Images of our volunteers in action
April 28, 2017 – Volunteers are vital to the energy and success of the Society. Dedicated individuals, in communities throughout B.C., volunteer in a wide variety of activities that expand and strengthen our ability to provide quality programs, support and services.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are a few of our favourite images of our volunteers over the last year. These have been submitted to the Volunteer BC National Volunteer Week Photo Contest.
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At left: Jack Yolland (97) volunteers at our new West Kootenays Resource Centre, located in Castlegar. Jack lost his wife, Nancy, to Alzheimer’s disease in 2006. The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is one of the places he volunteers, between other community activities and skiing.
Second from left: Mario Gregario is a member of the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s Leadership Group of People Living with Dementia and a recipient of the Society’s 2011 Award of Hope, a volunteer award honouring courage, leadership and support for others. In this photo, he encourages participants as they hike the Grouse Grind for the 2016 Climb for Alzheimer’s. The 2017 Climb of Alzheimer’s takes place September 24.
At right: Magdelyn “Maggie” Epp (8, pictured far right) opened a lemonade stand to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease after hearing about Fraser Valley Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s 2016 Honouree Ray Klapprat (pictured at back). She was inspired to help the man “who has a disease that takes his memories.” The 2017 Fraser Valley Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s will be held May 7 at the Landing Sports Centre in Chilliwack.
To find out how you can get involved, visit our Volunteer page.