2014 ALS Walk in memory of Lyla Fattore


We invite you to join us for the 2014 ALS Walk in memory of Lyla Fattore, a former colleague and friend of many at the university.

Lyla was seconded from the Ministry of Advanced Education with eight other people on June 15, 1995 for one month to help start Royal Roads University. She ended up staying for more than 15 years until ALS started affecting her health. While the impact she made on Royal Roads is hard to sum up, highlights include her role in organizing the installation of our first president and the hiring all of the original support staff for Royal Roads. She organized convocations and started the annual Christmas tree trimming party. She oversaw building renovations and classroom scheduling, ordered furniture and co-ordinated with film crews on campus.

Every year a team walks in her honour in Victoria’s ALS Walk which takes place Sunday, Sept. 14 this year at the University of Victoria.

Support the cause

You can support the ALS Walk in a variety of ways:

  • Order a T-shirt: This year's T-shirts are available for order for $10. The shirts are bright fuchsia pink with white lettering. Please contact Debbie Olnick via email or phone to order (please note she will be away on vacation from Aug. 18 - Sept. 2 but you can still send her an email order).
  • Join or donate to the team: You can register to join Lyla's Helping Hands and collect pledges online.
  • Join the walk: You can register for the walk on the actual day to show your support.