Memories Matter for local Alzheimer fundraiser

May is just around the corner and, for Ernie Oliver it’s a month that keeps on giving as he fundraises for Alzheimer’s.

First, he celebrates his birthday on May 9th and secondly, it is the anniversary of his mother’s death.

“My mother died of Alzheimer’s,” says Oliver, “so each May I walk to fundraise for the Grey Bruce Alzheimer’s Society because all the money stays local.”

The 2023 IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is taking place across Canada during the last weekend of May and on Saturday, May 27th, 2023 in Saugeen Shores, the walk takes place at Fairy Lake in Southampton with registration at 9:00 a.m., the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. and the wrap-up is at 11:30 a.m.

“This year I’ll be walking not only for my mom, but also several relatives who have passed away this year in February and March,” adds Oliver. “Over the years, people and local businesses have been so generous.” he adds, “it seems like everyone knows somebody who has or has had dementia or Alzheimer’s.  It’s a terrible disease.”

Oliver, who works at Mowbray’s Canadian Tire in Port Elgin, has already started collecting funds. “It’s only April but I like to get a head-start.  I know it’s a tough year for everyone but it’s especially tough for those families who have loved ones with this disease.”

Oliver puts fundraising on a personal level but reminds everyone they can also donate on-line at