1998 Great Walk
Highlights

21st ANNUAL GREAT WALK - June 6, 1998
GOLD RIVER TO TAHSIS, B.C. - 63.5 KM
"NORTH AMERICA'S TOUGHEST PLEDGE WALK"

This year, 644 people registered, 597 started and 487 finished the GREAT WALK.

First 10 GREAT WALKERS to finish:

NameFromTime
ROBERT WALLCampbell River5:29
CLIFFORD de SCHEPPERSidney5:40
STANA PAZICKAGold River6:00
JANET GREENCourtenay6:08
RAY HERMANSONPrince Rupert6:12
SHAWN O'TOOLELadysmith6:20
MICHELLE STEELLadysmith6:20
JOHN DOWNINGMill Bay6:37
MIKE KNUDSONNorth Vancouver6:46
KARMEN STRINGERCampbell River6:48

A complete ranking list has been posted on our website; www.greatwalk.com


According to the information turned in to us so far, this year's GREAT WALKERS solicited pledges on behalf of 70 different charities and other worthwhile causes. These pledges total more than $54,000.00

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS were made to the following WALKERS:

AwardNameFromTime
Walker with fastest timeROBERT WALLCampbell River5:29
First woman finishingSTANA PAZICKAGold River6:00
First female youth (14)JESSICA HERRONTahsis9:30
First male youth (15)DARCY BELLQuathiaski Cove8:28
Youngest female finishing (10)DENISE ESTERERCampbell River10:49
Youngest male finishing (9)BLAIRE BEZAIRECampbell River14:49
Oldest female finishing (73)RETA SANDWITHVictoria13:01
Oldest male finishing (77)HENRY HOWARDPlymouth, Indiana12:09
Last walker finishing (tied)DEIRDRE BEGLEYVictoria16:42
Last walker finishing (tied)LINDA SPOONERCampbell River16:42
Last walker finishing (tied)ANNETTE AZZARAVictoria16:42

Surprise trophies were presented to the following 3 GREAT WALKERS: MARILYN D'ANTONIO from Palm Beach, Florida, MIZUNO TATSUSHI from Japan and ELIDA PEERS from Sooke.

For more information about the GREAT WALK, please phone or fax 250-934-6570 or check out the website at www.greatwalk.com

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