Mr. Speaker, in British Columbia, 1 in every 13 people suffer from Alzheimer's or a related dementia.
At the Vernon Curling Club in my riding of Okanagan--Shuswap, the Alzheimer's charity curling funspiel raised $35,000. The Vernon Curling Club, Prestige Inn and Scotiabank sponsored the event.
The money raised will support programming offered for patients and families suffering with Alzheimer's and benefit Okanagan chapters of the society, including Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Vernon.
I would like to thank all those who volunteered, especially the Vernon merchants and the community, for their time and effort toward this worthy cause.