Select Page

Okanagan Life Magazine Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Okanagan Life Magazine Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge, a social media-based campaign that aims to raise awareness for ALS (more commonly known as Lou Gherig’s Disease), has made its way into the Okanagan Valley. Essentially, when you’ve been challenged, you have 24 hours to pour ice water on yourself — or donate $100 to support ALS research.

The challenge was actually created by 30-year-old Yonkers native — and ALS patient — Pat Quinn. (Yonkers Native Pat Quinn's ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Goes Viral.)

Challenged by Hudson Valley Magazine, Okanagan Life publisher Paul Byrne accepted the ice bucket challenge - and passed it on. The momentum is gaining.

Byrne also challenged the Chair of the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival and fellow City & Regioanl magazine publishers from Jim Fitzpatrick of San Diego Magazine and Ken Neill of Memphis Magazine.

Check out ALS advocate Hal Spelliscy who also challenged Paul as well as Kelowna- Lake Country MLA Norm Letnick and MP Ron Cannan.

Here's is Hal's #icebucketchallenge. Check out the report from CHBC Global Okanagan.

Related Post

About The Author


Okanagan Life captures the essence of life in the Okanagan Valley with informative and entertaining features on issues that matter to people who live or vacation in this great region, plus stories on Okanagan destinations, personalities, wine, food, history, outdoor recreation and more. We're now in our 30th year of publishing. Subscribe

30,000 giveaway for small business okanagan

Current Issue

Current Issue

June 2018 Okanagan Life


yearly-subscribeDigital Edition - Yearly Subscription

Each month, we're giving away 30 free annual subscriptions to celebrate our 30th year in publishing! With a digital subscription, you can enjoy Okanagan Life on your tablet.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events.


Error: Please enter a valid email address

Error: Invalid email

Error: Please enter your first name

Error: Please enter your last name

Error: Please enter a username

Error: Please enter a password

Error: Please confirm your password

Error: Password and password confirmation do not match