This year, 880 people registered, 803 started and 656 finished the GREAT WALK. This is a record in all three catagories.
The average time for walkers to finish the GREAT WALK was eleven hours and fifty six minutes (11:56)
First 10 GREAT WALKERS to finish:
|Jack Miller||Cache Creek||5:10|
|Robert Wall||Campbell River||5:30|
|Gaela Kilgour||Powell River||5:38|
|Clifford de Schepper||Sidney||6:10|
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 119 different charities and other worthwhile causes. These pledges total more than $95,200.00. The biggest winner was the St. Lawrence Mission Church near Tofino, B.C. with pledges totalling $8,140.00
SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS were made to the following WALKERS:
|Walker with fastest time||Steven Royer||Courtenay||4:47|
|First man finishing||Steven Royer||Courtenay||4:47|
|First woman finishing **||Gaela Kilgour||Powell River||5:38|
|First female youth (15) **||Jessica Herron||Tahsis||8:54|
|First male youth (16) **||Darcy Bell||Quathiaski Cove||7:08|
|Youngest female finishing (11)||Tia Wishart||Comox||16:29|
|Youngest male finishing (10)||Stacey Bell||Quathiaski Cove||15:38|
|Oldest female finishing (72)||Elizabeth Vos||Nanaimo||15:20|
|Oldest male finishing (73)||John P. Zuiker||White Rock||9:55|
|Last walker finishing||G. Humphries-Loutit||Port Alberni||17:48|
At the awards ceremony following this years GREAT WALK Lion President and event organizer Betty Ganyo was presented, by Lion District Governor Keith Buchan, the third highest award possible in the Lions International organization. The Lions International Presidents award for leadership. District Governor Buchan praised Betty for her tireless efforts on behalf of the Lions Clubs International.
A new trophy, donated by the Tahsis Chamber of Commerce in remembrance of long-time Tahsis Lions Club member Les Horgas was presented at the awards ceremony. This perpetual trophy, a beautiful hand carved wooden"boot", will serve to record the name of the First Man Finishing each year.
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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