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Silver Fox Run in Williams Lake raises spirits, funds for Terry Fox

The event was a toe-tapping good time

It was a beautiful, sunny fall day on Sept. 15 when residents, family and staff of Williams Lake Seniors Village took to the outdoors to be part of the Silver Fox Run.

The event, organized by Vickie Kornelsen, therapeutic recreation manager for Retirement Concepts, raised $1,165 for the Terry Fox Foundation, but it also accomplished so much more.

“We want our seniors to feel valued and that they can still do great things in the community and make a difference in the lives of others,” Kornelsen said. “I thought the day was fantastic. The choir, the walking, the money raised; it was more than I hoped for when I started planning the day.”

Kornelsen said many residents participated in the run, while others were a part of a seniors’ choir that sang as a barbecue was being prepared just outside the building.

The run itself saw many residents and staff walk a lap or more around the Williams Lake Seniors Village building.

In all, about 100 residents participated in the event.

Kornelsen thanked everyone who was a part of the success of the day.

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Angie Mindus

About the Author: Angie Mindus

Angie Mindus is the managing editor of the Williams Lake Tribune and the Weekend Advisor.
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