MP Brown Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge from NHL Hall of Fame Member Mike Gartner
August 21, 2014

August 21, 2014 – Today, Member of Parliament, Patrick Brown proudly took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge issued by NHL Hockey Hall of Fame member Mike Gartner, Ozz from Rock 95, Member of Parliament Blaine Calkins and Twitter follower Tara Favretto.  MP Brown was joined by City of Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman, Barrie Fire Chief John Lynn, CTV News anchor Tony Grace, President of the Barrie Professional Firefighters Association Cory Mainprize, and Executive Officer of the Barrie Professional Firefighters Association Kevin White. The challenge has managed to attract thousands of followers, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness.
All six of the challenge nominees gathered at Barrie Fire and Emergency Services Headquarters to receive their own dousing of ice water by local City of Barrie firefighters.  Following the synchronized drench, MP Brown issued the challenge to former Toronto Maple Leaf Mark Osborne, Minister of Sport Bal Gosal, and Member of Parliament for Brant Phil McColeman.
“Several years ago, my good friend Derek Walton first introduced me to the terrifying realities that people with ALS face each day with this debilitating disease. He inspired me to learn more about the disease and become involved with ALS Canada.” said MP Brown. “I was proud to take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it is my hope that this viral sensation will inspire others to donate and help those affected by ALS to meet their fundraising goals.” added Brown.
The local donations received on behalf of MP Brown and Barrie Fire & Emergency Services will go to support Derek “Braveheart” Walton’s ALS fund.  For more information about Derek’s fund, please visit http://www.waltoncure4als.ca/.

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