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ALS Society of BC - Victoria Chapter Elects Executive Committee

Sunday September 10, 2017 – Victoria

The ALS Society of BC - Victoria Chapter held an annual general meeting on Sunday September 10, 2017 to elect the 2017/18 executive committee.  The election was presided by Paul LeBlanc, President ALS Society of British Columbia.

Elected are:
John Hamilton, President; George Stewardson, Treasurer; Peter Barriscale, Director at Large; Jerry Underdown, Director at Large; Ellen Mahoney, Director at Large.  Ellen also serves are the volunteer Patient Services Coordinator in the Victoria area, and is a director of the board of ALS BC.

PEOPLE FIRST: The ALS Society of BC has received a grant from the Province of British Columbia to develop a proposal to secure funding for personalized support for ALS patients and caregivers.

GOAL OF THE STUDY: The CIRCA study (Characterizing the Impact of Respite Care in ALS) will evaluate the impact of a small amount of supplemental care on the well-being and health of persons with ALS and their caregivers by comparing to those who have not received supplemental care.

Raffle Draw Winner on August 17, 2017

Congratulations to our raffle draw winner, Joanne Pollard of Whistler, BC.  Winning Ticket Number is 0065.

We would like to thank everyone who supported and purchased raffle tickets.  We would also like to thank WestJet our sponsor, and a number of volunteers who helped us sell tickets.

Proceeds from the raffle will go to the ALS Society of BC equipment loan program.


Virtual ALS Research Forum

2nd Annual ALS Canada Virtual Research Forum
August 9th and 10th, 2017 – 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET

9th Annual ALS Golf Tournament of Hope - Kamloops

August 17, 2017

At The Dunes Kamloops

For more information and to register


Enterprise Foundation Supports ALS BC

Wendy Toyer, John Stempfie, Rena Mendoza and Darryl Caines

Started in 1982 by the company’s founder, Jack Taylor, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation was established to allow the company to give back to the communities where our customers and employees live and work.

John Stempfle, Lower Mainland Truck Manager and Darryl Caines, Langley Enterprise Rent a Car dropped by the ALS BC office to present a $1,500  donation in recognition of June ALS Awareness Month.



Raffle Draw Winner on May 13, 2017

Congratulations to our raffle draw winner,  Margaret Moran of Burnaby, BC.  Winning Ticket Number -  0693

We would like to thank everyone who supported and purchased raffle tickets.  We were SOLD OUT and raised $20K. Proceeds from the raffle will go to the ALS Society of BC  patient services, to provide support for those living with ALS.

Province of British Columia Proclaims June ALS Awareness Month

• On June 1st, BC landmark buildings will light up in the colour purple to show support for people living with ALS.  These include: BC Parliament buildings; Science World, Royal BC Museum, BC Place and Harbour Centre.

• On June 3rd in Victoria and surrounding area, volunteers will be on location at malls offering Cornflowers (symbol of hope for people living with ALS) by donation to ALS Research.  If you would like to volunteer contact Michelle Smith at

Project MinE

“Why have I been diagnosed with ALS when so many other people have not?”
This is an all-too-common question of people living with the devastation of an ALS diagnosis, and the ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada) wants to help answer it. We are leading Canada’s fundraising efforts for Project MinE to support the mapping and analysis of up to 1,000 DNA profiles.