MPs challenged to run and raise funds for ALS Society of Canada

Gatineau, March 24, 2016 — Hull–Aylmer MP Greg Fergus, in collaboration with the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend and Run Ottawa, is challenging other Members of Parliament (MPs) to participate in one of the six races to be held on May 28 and 29, 2016, as part of Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend.

“In addition to signing up for one of the six races, I am encouraging my fellow MPs to take this opportunity to raise money for the ALS Society of Canada. Together, we can make a difference and support our colleague and dear friend Ottawa–Vanier MP Mauril Bélanger.”

A long-time runner, Fergus is no stranger to the biggest race weekend in Canada. However, physical fitness and the work of a politician don’t always go hand in hand.

“As an MP, my first job is to represent the people of Hull–Aylmer in Parliament. By participating in this race, I hope I can focus attention on important issues like health and physical activity. I want to encourage as many MPs as possible to take part.”

Fergus will be one of more than 14,000 runners to take part in the Scotiabank Ottawa half-marathon on Sunday, May 29, at 9 a.m.

Members of the public who are interested in running to raise funds for the ALS Society of Canada can register to run and select the charity during registration. To support your MP’s fundraising efforts, select ALS Society of Canada in the list of charities participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.