Frozen Sprinkler Line Floods Alzheimer Society’s Office

By Sarah Klein

Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
The offices of the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba were damaged after a frozen sprinkler line burst on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. (HANDOUT)
Alzheimer Society of Manitoba
Roof tiles dropped down after a frozen sprinkler line burst at the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba on Tuesday. (HANDOUT

With just days before the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the organization is dealing with a flooded office.

A frozen sprinkler line blew apart Tuesday morning, sending gallons of water pouring through the ceiling at their Donald Street office.

Spokeswoman Rebecca Krowelski said staff are frantically trying to salvage donated items for the gala event, which takes place Thursday at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.

“Workers from the Derksen Group, a major event sponsor, arrived with trucks and rubber boots to salvage the soggy auction items from the Alzheimer Society office,” Krowelski said. “The staff will be working out of the Derksen office over the next few days to pull together the event.”

The event is expected to bring in $260,000 in funding to support the society’s ongoing work.

The society is calling for any contributions to be made online or dropped off at Derksen Plumbing and Heating, 125 Higgins Avenue.