Joe Rikley Memorial Bench Walkathon

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Bryce Schaufelberger

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 The Mission Self Advocates Walkathon that was held at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission on Saturday Oct 19th at 10 am.   We raised $440.00 dollars today. And our total to date as of today is $1,175.60 . Our goal is $3,250.00

Despite having Muscular Dystrophy Joe carried on each day with a smile, endless enthusiasm and a full heart. He was an active volunteer in the Community was recipient of the Against All Odds Award. Joe was a Past President of the Mission Self Advocacy Group. He also was best DJ that alot people just loved his music every where Joe went to he then went on to create his DJ business called DJ Wheels that he called his business . Joe  enjoyed participating in many events in and around Mission.

His love for kids that wanted to support in that were disadvantaged his heritage by making songs for kids he wanted help in hope freedom of kids and youth went to Indian Friendship center downtown mission to DJ for them Joe kind guy his passion love of who he meets is what makes Joe so strong cares alot for everyone he man of honesty despite Muscular Dystrophy  it did not stop him for what he wanted to do in his life Joe enjoy going to Fraser River Heritage Park was one of Joe’s favorite places to visit.

Our Members and family members of Joe Rikley came together and wanted to get  a bench in his name so family, friends and colleges  can come and grieve and remember Joe for who he was. We all love him so raising funds for a bench to be placed at Heritage Park in Mission

Thank you Pam Alexis Mission Mayor for your donation of $25.00 to our cause and  supporting our cause and came out to our event.

And thank you to everyone who participated in the walkathon today, we raised $440.00 dollars, we now have a total of $1,175.60.    

The top 4 donations were raised today is by:

1. Dan Catarig

2. Shawn Ferland

3. Laura Swindlehurst

4. Angela Howard

 Thank you to everyone who contributed & braved the cool weather.  Everyone felt Joe was with us in spirit ensuring we had a dry walk.

Here some pictures from the day at Heritage Park that walked with us in Walkathon