Campus to Campus Fundraising Walk 2

This week, I will set out on an ambitious three-day 160 kilometre trek in an effort to raise money for Okanagan College Salmon Arm student Gary Baker, who suffered a massive brain aneurism earlier this month while playing soccer in Kelowna and who is currently struggling to recover in Vancouver General Hospital, where he has undergone two major brain surgeries in the past few weeks.

His recovery could take several months or possily even years, which places a huge financial strain on the Bakers in addition to their more pressing concerns about Gary's health. I've known Gary and his family - many of whom are, or have been, OC students - for several years now. They are exceptional folks, and ever since I heard about the accident I have been moved by a deep sense of compassion and solidarity to want to do something to help make their lives a little easier while they deal with this tragedy.

So, I am going to try to walk between the Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Salmon Arm campuses of Okanagan College (160 kilometres) in only three days—setting out from the Penticton campus on the morning of Tuesday August 30th and (hopefully!) arriving at the Salmon Arm campus late  on September 1st.

Although I am a keen hiker, I will average 55 kilometres per day during this fundraising walk, a distance considerably greater than I have ever walked in a single day, and I will try very hard indeed to do that for three days in a row. I will be posting photographs of my progress every few hours on the "Campus to Campus Fundraising Walk" Facebook page so sponsors can follow along the way.

My goal is to raise $3200 or more, which works out to $20 for each kilometre that I walk. Every dollar of sponsorship that you provide will go directly to the Baker family to help them cover their daily living expenses while they help Gary fight his way back to good health.

My experience has always been that my friends, my family and my colleagues in the Okanagan College community are generous and understand that we are obliged to help those who need our help if we are able to do so. I hope you will consider sponsoring me so that together we can do something to help this young family in their hour of great need.    

In solidarity!

Tim Walters

Donations (162)

  • Stephanie Bunclark
    • $50 
    • 6 yrs


Tim Walters
Salmon Arm, BC

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