Covid-19 Date Change: We will now walk on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Registration opens at 9:00 am. The walk begins shortly after 10:00 am, with participants returning an hour or so later for a celebration snack (or lunch, depending on the capacity of each location).
Participants register online to walk 2.5 km or 5 km on a safe, looping/there-and-back route. The route is mapped out and marked with clear signage, with a rest stop and route marshals along the way to guide them safely.
There is no registration fee to participate in The Grand Parade. Participants are required to register online and encouraged to fundraise by emailing family and friends in support of their walk or by collecting pledges of cash or cheques made payable to The Grand Parade.
Any youth (aged 1-17) who fundraises $75+ and adults (aged 18+) who fundraises $150+ will earn the Special Edition TGP Participant T-shirt.
Everyone is welcome! The event is very family-friendly. Walkers will range in age from toddlers with parents to active seniors. There is a route for everyone.
Teams and participants register online and then use the online Fundhub to set up their fundraising page. There, they can add a photo and message, and email their donors. Donors will be automatically receipted within minutes of their secure online gift.
The event isn’t a real parade in the classic sense - we aren’t closing down streets and marching and riding on floats. But we are walking together as one big crowd on sidewalks and paved paths - it will feel like a parade! And that feeling is the point - we want to support Canadian seniors and celebrate them well. And, by fundraising, we're contributing much-needed money to a charity in our town, bringing support and dignity to seniors in our community who often get ignored and left behind as they age.