(National MS Society/contributed)

Grand Parade walk for Multiple Sclerosis comes to Vernon

Three teams have already signed up for the Vernon parade, which will take place June 1 in Polson Park.

The annual Grand Parade to raise money for people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has begun their fundraising and local teams have already begun to sign up to walk.

Three teams have signed up to participate in Vernon. This includes ‘Vernon Friends of MS’, Team Gendron and the Qwerty’s.

The parade is set for Saturday, June 1 in communities across Canada and is geared to raise awareness of MS and funds for those in need of mobility aids and assistance. In Vernon, the walk is set to take place at 9 a.m. at Polson Park.

“Many in our community are in need of wheelchairs, walkers, life line, etc but are unable to afford them. Come join us on June 1st and help raise funds for these individuals in our community,” reads the Grand Parade’s website.

According to the website,116 registered teams have raised $3,165 so far. The fundraising goal for 2019 is $250,000

To donate, register or sponsor a team, visit thegrandparade.org.

Related: MS sufferers reap benefits of massage

Related: Kelowna woman cycling to defeat MS


@LarynGilmour
laryn.gilmour@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Monty Python’s Spamalot set for Vernon stage

Big Apple Productions raises silliness to an art form

Vernon RCMP ready to arrest, for kids

Suspects sought for North Okanagan Jail & Bail Thursday, May 30

More classrooms on the way for Vernon students

Minister of Education announces 240-seat expansion at BX Elementary

Grammatically incorrect tagging strikes Vernon bylaw office

Anti-tag team will begin working next week to target such vandalism

Brain Injury Awareness Month brings discussion to Vernon

The Vernon Brain Health Symposium takes place June 1

New airline regulations bring compensation for tarmac delays, over-bookings

Some of the new regulations will roll out in July, while others are expected for December.

Sit-in on Saturday will protest move to curb loitering in Penticton’s downtown

Nanaimo Square Sit-In is taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friend of accused Kelowna murderer takes the stand

Elrich Dyck’s testimony continued Friday with details from the night Chris Ausman was killed

Crews respond to smoke at Penticton thrift store

The rooftop A/C unit began filling the building with smoke, prompting them to evacuate

Housing provided for women and children fleeing violence in Penticton

Announcement on Friday is part of a provincewide initiative to construct additional housing.

People’s Party of Canada leader talks B.C. trade to Penticton supporters

Maxime Bernier, head of the new federal political party, spoke at Time Winery on Friday

Princeton RCMP recover stolen homework and save the grade

It’s a slightly better excuse than “the dog ate my homework.” Earlier… Continue reading

New Summerland distillery has received recognition

Alchemist Distiller won audience choice award at recent competition

Scheer says it would take Conservatives five years to balance budget

Scheeraccused the Liberal government of spending $79.5 billion of previously unbudgeted funds

Most Read