The Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation is hosting its fifth annual Western Hoedown on Aug. 15.

Family fun hoedown in Aldergrove fights fibromyalgia

A fundraising hoedown welcomes those dealing with pain.


Firbromyalgia is a difficult condition. Not only is it hard to diagnose and treat, it’s also hard for others to understand. There is a group devoted to supporting those with the condition: The Fibromyalgia Well Spring Foundation.

Saturday, Aug. 15 is the ideal time to get to know others with Fibromyalgia and have some good old-fashioned family fun at the Well Spring Foundation’s fifth annual Western Hoedown. Organizer Lori Rippin said the event is usually quite well attended by those with the condition as well as family and friends.

“We usually have about 100 people,” she said.

It all happens at 25039 8th Ave. from 1 to 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 on a farm owned by the daughter of the organization’s founder and executive director.

Rippin noted it’s the ideal time to find others to share with, while also sharing fun, music and some laughs.

“We have several different varieties of music going to be played there,” noted Rippin. “It’s really audience friendly.”

There will also be crafts for kids along with a petting zoo, silent auction, ticket draws, horseback riding, food, and lots of live music.

Tickets are available at the door or at the Well Spring Foundation office and thrift store at #109-20631 Fraser Hwy.

It’s $10 for adults, $5 for kids six to 15, and free for those under six.

Call 778-278-3697 for more information.


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