ALS Walk this Saturday

The fourth annual Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS is coming up this Saturday, June 13 from 11 to 3 p.m.

The fourth annual Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS is coming up this Saturday, June 13 from 11 to 3 p.m. with registration in Boitanio Park between 10 and 11 a.m.

Local organizer Eileen Campbell says activities will include a silent auction and entertainment with the duo Perfect Match.

The five-kilometre walk starts at 11 a.m. Proceeds raised by the Peoples Drug Mart Walk for ALS go to the ALS Society of BC to fund research and to provide support for those living with ALS, a fatal neuromuscular disease that affects the person’s motor neurons. When these muscles fail to receive messages, they lose strength, atrophy and die, leaving the person immobilized.

Each walk location features accessible routes for wheelchairs and scooters and rest stops. People can also register for the walk at www.walkforals.ca.

Cadet review Saturday

The officers and cadets of Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps 202 Chilcotin invite the public to join them for their 49th annual ceremonial review Saturday, June 13 in Spirit Square.

The event begins at 2 p.m. The public is invited to come and see what sea cadets is all about, says Sharon Haynes.

The corp meets in the hall below the Cariboo Radio Station on First Avenue on Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9 p.m. The organization is free to all 12 to 18 year olds. Contact the ship’s office at 250-392-2834 or Capt. Harker at 778-267-7946 for more information.