The blog title says "elect", but I've now retired from elected office and am volunteering with several non-profit charities.
"Reason is always a kind of brute force; those who appeal to the head rather than the heart, however pallid and polite, are necessarily men of violence. We speak of 'touching' a man's heart, but we can do nothing to his head but hit it." --G.K. Chesterton
Sunday, January 31, 2010
A successful Walk for Memories
I've just finished a wonderful day acting as Master of Ceremonies for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.'s Walk for Memories in the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody), Burnaby, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge. It was very well organized event, thanks to volunteer chair Dawn Price, who's pictured with me in the photo above. Dawn was privately hoping that the event (one of several held around the province on this day) would raise at least $5,000. But mild, (almost) dry weather along the Port Moody waterfront, a larger-than-expected turnout, and a fine, positive attitude exhibited by all participants led to an amazing total of $20,000! I was honoured to have been involved. Congratulations to everyone!
Posted by Terry O'Neill at 5:34 PM
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