Update on COVID-19 and the IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer's in B.C.

The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is enormously proud of our IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s, which is an instrumental fundraiser to support people affected by dementia

The event is a place where people can remember and celebrate people in their lives who have been affected by dementia, while raising funds to support people living with the disease today and to enable research into the causes and cure for the disease.

In past years, we have had participants in more than 20 communities across the province gather together. This year, given the current news surrounding COVID-19, we know we will be unable to hold these large group walks. However, there are a team of people currently planning how to bring us all together in a different way, perhaps virtually. Please stay tuned for more information and keep May 3 free in your calendar!

This decision was informed by recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the BC Centre for Disease Control, which has put limitations on events of more than 50 people, and has asked the public to engage in social distancing. We are committed to ensuring the safety of our participants, staff, volunteers and their family and friends.

More information about the Walk event and how you can attend will be available within the coming weeks. Even though it will look different, the Walk will remain a place that will honour and celebrate people affected by dementia. Together, we make memories matter.

Last Updated: 03/17/2020