It is the month of each year that is dedicated to raising awareness of ALS across the country. Come and support the flag raising ceremonies and walks in your community.
2015 – Flag Raising Ceremony
In Ottawa there will be a special ceremony to be held on June 1st at City Hall at 9:30 a.m. Our Ottawa lead person – Carol Skinner will be speaking as well as ALS walk committee representatives Nigel Van Loan and Yary Coulombe. Mayor Watson will present a proclamation that June is ALS Awareness Month in the City of Ottawa and will say a few words to the ALS community.
In raising awareness we aim to give people in our communities a better understanding of what ALS is and what is needed to support clients services and fund research to make ALS a treatable not terminal disease!
If you are able to - please join us at the flag raising ceremony at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West, Ottawa at 9:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the flag pole outside the Laurier Street entrance to City Hall. As well, If you are able to, please share the flag raisings and the walks in your community through social media. Pictures would be terrific and I would be happy to share some of them in my next newsletter as well as on Facebook.
Thank you for your support in raising awareness for the ALS community. If you have any other ideas for awareness month , please let me know.
Walk season is upon us
Saturday, May 30th is the Kingston walk at the Confederation Basin - Registration is at 10:00 a.m., walk starts at 11:00 a.m.. There will be a free BBQ for all participants, a silent auction and a 50/50 draw.
Saturday, June 6th is the Cornwall Walk at St. Lawrence College, Cornwall - Registration is at 9:30 a.m. , walk starts at 10:30 a.m. There is also a free BBQ for all participants.
Saturday, June 13th is the Ottawa Walk at the Canadian War Museum - Registration is at 10:00 a.m., walk starts at 11:00 a.m. There is a free BBQ, silent auction and 50/50 draw.
Thank you for your support!
Lianne Johnston, M.A.
Regional Manager, Eastern Ontario (Napanee east to the Quebec border)
Join a Walk for ALS in your region - go to www.walkforals.ca