2012 Brain Boogie Positive Steps in Motion
September 8 in Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert
September 15 in Moose Jaw and Yorkton
This year marked the 10th Annual walk, and as a nod to the new decade we changed the name to Brain Boogie…Positive Steps in Motion.
This year was another great year as survivors and their families joined together to raise funds across 5 cities over two weekends! Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert held their events on September 8th; and Moose Jaw and Yorkton held theirs on September 15th.
We celebrated our 10th Anniversary by breaking previous fundraising records!
Saskatoon, Regina, Yorkton, Prince Albert, and Moose Jaw: five cities that played host to this year’s Brain Boogie. Together over 100 walkers joined us in helping raise funds to support our local chapters, and existing provincial programs.
Regina raised over $15,000 with the help of Gord Fisher who began collecting pledges shortly after last year’s walk. He alone raised about $4000, and was rewarded with a new laptop computer. The event was a blast, featuring a drumming circle and live music!
The 2012 Brain Boogie was possibly the best walk and BBQ Saskatoon has hosted, raising over $10,000 in pledges. Doug Lett, CTV Saskatoon News Director served as the MC for the event. The top pledge earner was Lora Solvason raising $2,583, top Team was The Co-operators/Team Solvason and special recognition went to Jamie Davis for her hard work collecting pledges. The Saskatoon Field House continues to offer a safe environment for survivors to walk in, and for the 2nd year, a 3 km outdoor route was offered and the weather cooperated beautifully.
Prince Albert held their event at Kinsmen Park and raised over $4,000!
Yorkton raised close to $1400 and had close to 20 people attend the Brain Boogie held in City Centre Park. Yorkton stepped it up this year by holding a Zumbathon on the park stage. Participants and passers by enjoyed the energetic music and the chance to try some new moves!
This was Moose Jaw’s first Brain Boogie with many members attending the Regina event the weekend before. Moose Jaw raised $750 and had about 20 people join them in their inaugural event on September 15th.
Thanks goes out to all pledge earners, participants, volunteers, and chapter representatives for their hard work in making this another successful Brain Boogie!
Thank-you to chapter representatives for providing local event information and reports.
Photos courtesy of Chantele Ford, Andrew Novak Photography, and Shantelle Seibel