Our friend Steve McNeil will be returning to the Sens Rink of Dreams for his second 1926 Skate in Ottawa on December 17. Steve will skate for 19 hours and 26 minutes to raise much-needed funds to provide resources, support, information and education to those living with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias and their care partners in Ottawa.
Why the unusual time? McNeil's mother, Eunice, was born on December 15, 1926, and lived 15 years with Alzheimer's disease before it claimed her life. Skating is his way to honour his mother and bring the community together to talk about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Steve’s mother-in-law was also affected by dementia for 6 years, and his wife put her career aside to become a full-time care partner for her mom.
Please show your support for people living with dementia here in Ottawa by joining Steve on the ice at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 17 at the Sens Rink of Dreams & on Wednesday, December 18th
Feeling the urge to give back and create change, the #1926Skate was born. The #1926Skate has been an annual event in Toronto for years, but now Steve is working to expand his impact by coming to Ottawa for a second time! Over the years, Steve has been featured in the news and visited on the ice by dozens of friends even garnering attention from ACDC (his skate soundtrack!).
To learn more about Steve's Skate, visit 1926skate.com