High profile Vancouverites take the ALS ice bucket challenge (VIDEOS)


The ALS ice bucket challenge is making the rounds in Vancouver.

As part of a viral video campaign to spread awareness about and raise funds to fight Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, some famous Vancouverites have been getting nominated to get soaked with ice in the name of charity.

If you don’t get a bucket of ice dumped on you within 24 hours of the challenge, you must donate $100 to an ALS organization. (Of course, lots of gracious and giving folks are making the donation and taking the icy plunge, too.)

Recently the Canucks’ Trevor Linden took the challenge, adding him to a long and growing line of current and former players stepping up. Other well-known Vancouverites taking the ice bucket challenge include crooner Michael Buble, chef Ned Bell, athlete Rick Hansen, HootSuite founder Ryan Holmes, and Breakfast Television’s Jody Vance. Even Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson has been nominated (no word on if he’s going to do it).



Featured image: Michael Buble takes the ice bucket challenge (via Instagram)

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