We walk on Saturday, June 1, 2019. 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.
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 world-class 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.