Letters: Event will be sorely missed

I also was saddened to see the cancellation of the KidSport/Dave Jacobs Classic, which was held for well over 20 years.

Editor:

I also was saddened to see the cancellation of the KidSport/Dave Jacobs Classic, which was held for well over 20 years.

At one time it was called “The Father’s Day Run” as it was held on Father’s Day.

We ran in remembrance of our fathers. The run was one of the most beautiful runs the city offered as you looked out over the lake as you ran, and it seemed to take you away and make the run go faster!

My father, Bill Hembroff, walked the length of Vancouver Island and I ran in his memory.

Dave Jacobs was a gifted runner and a gentleman.

We ran in memory of Dave. He was a frequent patron at the Sam Ketcham Memorial Pool and the gym.

He was instrumental in getting the lights on Highway 20 and the corner of South Lakeside Drive turnoff installed.

His family returned each year from Vancouver and Victoria to help put the race on.

Again, thanks to the volunteers and retirees.

The Amyotrohpic Lateral Sclerosis Society of B.C. (Williams Lake Branch) is having a walk on Saturday, June 13 in Boitanio Park.

Registration is at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at 11 a.m.

For more info call Eileen Campbell at 250-267-7611 or Heather Robertson at 250-267-6707, or e-mail williamslakewalk@alsbc.ca.

Chris Hornby

Williams Lake

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