2012 Vancouver Kidney Walk & Festival at Athletes Village Plaza, False Creek on August 26, 2012

2012 Vancouver Kidney Walk & Festival at Athletes Village Plaza, False Creek on August 26, 2012

2012 Vancouver Kidney Walk, also known as the Sons of Scotland’s 5th Annual Tartan Stroll, aims to raise $60,000 (the exact cost of treating one person on haemodialysis for just one year) to fight kidney disease and for the first time ever, will include a 5km cycle ride from Athletes’ Village Plaza towards Granville Island and back! Participants may even sign up to paddle the Walk in a dragonboat without previous experience aboard one of the vessels generously donated by Dragon Zone BC and chaperoned by experienced paddlers from Team O2P.

The event is free to register and open to all to attend.

Festivities and registration will begin at the Plaza stage at 10am, with the Walk Start at noon, preceeded by some words by sponsors, supporters, and the 2012 Honourees Angela Burghard and Secondary Honourees Kwong F. Ng and his father Hong Yee Ng, and an inauguration by the Royal Highland Regiment and the Irish Pipes and Drums of Vancouver.

2012 Vancouver Kidney Walk Programming Schedule

10:00 am – Registrations Begins – Posing till Closing performs Live on Stage (10:00 am – 11:30 am)
11:30 am – Opening Ceremonies

  • 1. Riviera Sisters sing Anthem
  • 2. Introductions from KFoC
  • 3. Word from Dignitary: Deputy Mayor
  • 4. Word from Honouree: Angela Burghard
  • 5. Word from secondary honourees: Kwong Ng & Father
  • 6. Thank you from Dr. Morrison Hurley
  • 7. Thanks to Sponsors: Vincent (11:55 am)
  • 8. Dragonboaters head to Dragonboat booth
  • 9. Official Warmup: TBD (5 minutes)
  • 10. Walk Start instructions
  • 11. Royal Highland Regiment: inauguration, to bridge

Ribbon Cutting at Gate, Irish Pipes & Drums on Bridge begin
12:10 pm – Walk Starts
12:40 pm – Tyler Hotti, Blues Guitarist (12:40 pm – 1:00 pm)
1:00 pm – Royal Highland Scottish Dancers interactive Dance Show (1:00 – 1:30 pm)
1:30 pm Riviera Sisters (1:30 pm – 1:50 pm)
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Tim Hortons Community Cruiser Arrives
1:50 pm Announcements / Awards – Thank You Certificates & Cheque Presentations
2:00 pm Dance lesson by Tara Lee Cardno (2:00 pm – 2:30 pm)
2:30 pm Karen Maria Capo & The Tyler Hotti Blues Band (2:30 pm – 4:00 pm)
3:30 pm Silent Auction Closes
4:00 pm Event Ends

For more information, please visit: http://www.vancouverkidneywalk.ca

James Chung

Vancouver Life, Cool Tech & Travel Adventure. Email: [email protected]

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