The Annual Meeting of the ALS Society of British Columbia – Victoria Chapter

Contact: Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
604-278-2257 Ext. 222
[email protected]

March 21, 2024

The ALS Society of BC – Victoria Chapter Elects Executive Committee

Richmond, British Columbia – The annual meeting of the ALS Society of British Columbia – Victoria Chapter was held on March 17, 2024. The 2024/25 executive committee of the chapter was elected for a one-year term as follows:

  • President – Gillian Calder
  • Secretary – Jennifer Pendray
  • Support Group & Patient Services Coordinator – Ellen Mahoney
  • Directors at Large – Heather Huck

The Move for a Cure ALS – Victoria Coordinator, Holly Moes was introduced to the committee. Just ahead of the annual meeting, she provided an update on the progress of coordinating the Move to Cure ALS which will take place Saturday June 8th at the University of Victoria, starting from parking lot #10.

Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of the ALS Society of BC, recognized the volunteers that make up the chapter executive committee commending all for their dedication, leadership and volunteerism.

About ALS BC: The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of British Columbia (ALSBC) was founded in 1981 by Dr. Andrew Eisen, ALS patients and family members to meet the physical and emotional needs of people living with ALS and their caregivers. Our mission is to cure ALS through funding research, while advocating for and supporting people living with ALS.

About ALS: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that affects the person’s motor neurons that carry messages to the muscles resulting in weakness and wasting in arms, legs, mouth, throat and elsewhere. Typically, the person is immobilized within two to five years of the initial diagnosis. There is no known cause or cure yet, but there is hope through the ALS Society of BC.