News

Silent film, wake boarding for ALS

The buckets of ice keep filling up in the Tri-Cities in support of ALS research.

And the local videos for the social media challenge continue to get more creative, too.

This week, Robert Randall of the Young Actors Project (YAP) in Port Moody released his version of the chilly dousing: a silent black-and-white film in the style of Charlie Chaplin, where he tries three times to pour water over his head.

Afterward, Randall nominates the cast of YAP's Wonderland High to follow suit.

Other challenge videos from Tri-City residents have also surfaced recently, including from the Coquitlam Pedalheads (Pinetree location); Tri-Cities' Chamber of Commerce executive director Michael Hind; and KidSport executive director and Coquitlam Coun. Chris Wilson, who is seen wake boarding in the Okanagan.

And Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth — the NDP finance critic, who was nominated by PoCo Mayor Greg Moore — also has a video on his Facebook page, with a great expression after he drenches himself with cold water.

The social media challenge has gone viral this month, garnering awareness and funds for  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease."

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Sports groups pushing for a roof
 
Hike to Port Moody utility bills in 2015
 
Medical marijuana store proposed for Port Moody
Total crime up 21 per cent so far this year
 
First-degree murder charge in 2013 South Surrey homicide
 
Child ejected as Surrey collision shears car in half
White Rock wants feedback on capital projects
 
Council seeks ways to fund sprinkler installation
 
Shooting on 12th Street

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 29 edition online now. Browse the archives.