The 2014 MDSS Buddy Walk was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who came out in the rain to make this year’s walk an incredible event.
More than 500 people come out to have a fun time, network with other families, raise awareness and walk for a cause! A little rain wasn’t going to stop our amazing MDSS families, extended family members and friends adorned with their team insignias from accomplishing the goals of the walk. Together we raised over $33,000.00!
The afternoon included something for everyone. Musical duo Luke and Murray had much of the crowd singing and dancing. The children had fun in the games corner, having their faces painted and their arms tatooed, and interacting with the mascots. Upon their return from their rainy walk, everyone was treated to a performance by the one and only Mr. Fred Penner! Finally, some of our lucky participants went home with silent auction prizes, including a flat screen television, bar fridge, and a stay at the Fort Garry Hotel.
MDSS would like to acknowledge our corporate sponsors and all those businesses and individuals whose donations helped to make the event so successful.
Another HUGE thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers and committee members, and to all of you who came out to support the event. See you next year!
Buddy Walk 2014 Committee Members:
Angie Baydack –Coordinator, Silent Auction, Entertainment
Dustin Sigvaldason – Coordinator, Silent Auction, Entertainment
Lorraine Baydack – Mentor, Signage
David Carr – Corporate Sponsors
Pam Friesen – Registration
Ken Hodges – Stage/Music/Equipment
Norine Hodges – Cupcakes
Brandy Kowall – Promotion
Denis Lafreniere – Food
Mina Orchard – Sales
Karen Pfeifer – stations/prizes
Rick Sawyer – Financials
Val Surbey- Volunteers
Carol Yaschuck – Permits