Felicia Northway at the finish line during the final “Weekend Walk” in Vancouver. She will head to Calgary for the next one.

Felicia Northway at the finish line during the final “Weekend Walk” in Vancouver. She will head to Calgary for the next one.

Felicia Northway extends appreciation

The city of Vancouver welcomed another Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. With smiles and perfect weather, the annual event was a success.

  • Sep. 8, 2011 6:00 a.m.

The city of Vancouver welcomed another Weekend to End Women’s Cancers.  With smiles and perfect weather, the annual event was a success.  Not only Vancouver, but communities all over B.C., like Princeton, made it possible for 800 walkers to raise over two million dollars in total.  It was another amazing  year, thanks to this generous community .

2011 was my fourth year participating in the The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, raising over $2500.  Within the past four years, I have walked over 240 kilometers and raised over $10,000.  In order to participate in the 60 kilometre walk, the participant must raise a minimum of $2000.

This weekend has become a huge part of my life and I couldn’t even consider walking if it wasn’t for the community’s help.  There are so many people who have supported me.  I would like to thank; Nick, Monica and Alida Kleyn, Chris, Shauna and Braedy Hassell, Tom and Georgette Lynch, Dave and Corrine Pitt, Ron, Tracy and Ron Jr. Koning, Frank and Veari Kettner, Bryan and Lynda Whitta, the Lamoureux family, Bill, Kim, Piper and Carys Murdock, Greg and Barb Scott, Rocky and Marie-Anne Roche, Dan and Sam St. Pierre, Bryn and Carol Blank, Bruce and Pam Morphy, Chris Coomes, Barb Trainer, Jill Ashley and everyone who participated in Snow Golf as well as everyone who donated returnable beverage containers.  My final thanks are huge.  To my parents who tolerate the endless empties in the backyard, driving me there and back and putting up the tears in the end…and, of course, to the Sweater Kittens.  I cannot say enough positive things about these ladies.  Thank you for taking me under your wings from my very first year and encouraging me throughout it all.

Unfortunately, 2011 was the last year that “the Weekend” will be in Vancouver.  The staff said there will be an alternative, but that it will be announced in January 2012.  I didn’t like the idea of this, so I decided to step out a little further and signed up for the Weekend in not only another city, but another province.  On July 21 and 22 of 2012, I will be participating in the Weekend in Calgary.  So once again, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the fourth year and I hope it can continue on throughout the future.  It is possible to follow my progress through endcancer.ca click on Alberta and search for myself, Felicia Northway.