This year, 742 people registered, 673 started and 544 finished the GREAT WALK; a record in all three categories!
First 10 GREAT WALKERS to finish:
|GLENN GALBRAITH (tied)||Gold River||6:00|
|ROBERT SMITH (tied)||Victoria||6:00|
|MATT O'BRIEN||Campbell River||6:39|
|MIKE KNUDSON||North Vancouver||6:50|
According to the information turned in to us at the start line, this year's GREAT WALKERS solicited pledges on behalf of 89 different charities and other worthwhile causes. These pledges total more than $75,000.00
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS were made to the following WALKERS:
|Walker with fastest time (tied)||GLENN GALBRAITH||Gold River||6:00|
|Walker with fastest time (tied)||ROBERT SMITH||Victoria||6:00|
|First woman finishing||JILL GRANT||Comox||6:45|
|First female youth (13)||JESSICA HERRON||Tahsis||9:28|
|First male youth (16)||JUSTIN PAQUIN||Campbell River||10:15|
|Youngest female finishing (10)||BECKY KASK||Campbell River||15:55|
|Youngest male finishing (9)||JONATHAN PAQUIN||Campbell River||16:00|
|Oldest female finishing (72)||RETA SANDWITH||Victoria||13:27|
|Oldest male finishing (75)||REV. JIM VEITCH||Nelson||13:00|
|Last walker finishing||KEN PAGNONI||Tahsis||19:00|
Once again this year special trophies were presented to the 3 GREAT WALKERS who had travelled the furthest to participate in the GREAT WALK: Isabelle Fastre and Rene Vanden Borre from Belgium and Rie Nakia from Japan. As this was the 20th anniversary of the GREAT WALK, we were particularly pleased to welcome former Tahsis residents Bill and Audrey Lore to the finish line. Bill was mayor of Tahsis in 1978 when he founded the GREAT WALK. Bill and Audrey were each presented with honourary GREAT WALK certificates and plaques to mark the occasion.
For more information about the GREAT WALK, please phone or fax 250-934-6570.
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