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Hiking for hospice

Four-year-old Savana Nickel (centre) swings between Cheyenne Adrian (left) and Michelle Adrian Sunday

The public is invited to support community hospice care in the ninth annual national Hike 4 Hospice, planned locally for May 1 at Blackie Spit Park in Crescent Beach.

The fundraiser features a one-, three- or five-kilometre walk/run in benefit of White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society, which supports Peninsula residents and their families facing advanced illness, grief and end of life.

The event – presented by the Rotary Club of White Rock Millennium and MCed by meteorologist Mark Madryga – is to kick off at 9 a.m. at 3136 McBride Ave. with registration, refreshments and music, followed by a 9:45 a.m. warmup, 10 a.m. hike and 11:15 a.m. pledge tally and award presentation.

All hikers receive a draw prize entry and hat.

For more information, to register or pledge on behalf of a hiker, visit

Registration ($10/person or $25/family) is also available by calling 604-531-7484.


Those who sign up before April 15 are eligible for early bird prizes.