James Gordon, co-founder of Guelph’s renowned Hillside Festival, is active in arts, civics, and environment related causes in the Guelph region, for which he received the Guelph Mayor’s Award in 2008.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to use my voice to raise awareness about PKD,” Gordon said.
A prolific songwriter, he has released more than 30 albums as a solo artist or with the legendary folk trio “Tamarack”
Guelph Walk for PKD Coordinator Carrie Manson says she hopes Gordon's advocacy will encourage more people to come and join in the fun. “I am proud to be involved with the Foundation and the Hamilton-Guelph Chapter. This year, we’re trying to top the almost $5,000 we raised at our first Walk. The support of the community will help make it happen.”
Registration for the Walk takes place at Riverside Park in Guelph at noon on September 9. The five- kilometre Walk starts promptly at 1pm and will be followed by a post-walk BBQ for registered participants, courtesy of Money Direct. Raffle tickets for prizes such as a signed Dionn Phaneuf jersey and a one-year family pass to the Royal Ontario Museum also will be available.
For more information, visit http://www.endpkd.ca/