Raised:
$10,510
52%Goal:
$20,000

Brantford

Hosted by Grand River Council On Aging

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Host or join a TGP Team Walk with a small group of friends and family on September 18, 2021! Fundraise + have fun in support of aging Canadians and their families across Canada.

About Grand River Council On Aging

A registered charitable non-profit organization, the Grand River Council on Aging is a backbone organization dedicated to encouraging and engaging the development of an “age-friendly” City of Brantford, County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

As a result of the pandemic, many of the GRCOA traditional fundraisers and community events were cancelled. Social distancing practices and the lack of activities led to social isolation and decreased opportunities for social participation for older adults.

Bi-weekly virtual Community At Home Workshops and Newsletters, maintenance of the INFO HUB with 350+ links to community events, activities and resources and a Seniors Discount Directory are examples of how the GRCOA promotes the voice of seniors, and encourages community engagement which in turn, decreases the impact of social isolation that can contribute to loneliness and health issues.

Brantford Scoreboard

Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes. See how you stack up on the national scoreboard >

Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Team Nonna

Bill Atanas

2

3,125.00

2

Lucy's Strollers

Lucy Marco

6

1,750.00

3

Erma's Army

Linda Moyer

7

975.00

4

Strolling Sistas

Darlene McNeil

2

745.00

5

Strides for Seniors

Betty Jean McKee

2

120.00

6

Team Laurier

Sara Darling

3

100.00

7

Stainless Steele

Jim Steele

1

50.00

8

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

Annette Minutillo

6

50.00

9

Adult Recreation Therapy Centre

Lauren Zakamarko

2

50.00

10

SHUC'S Friendly Walkers

Flo Ferris Sills

1

25.00

11

The Happy Lappers

Lill Petrella

1

20.00

12

Mudonnas

Charlotte Branton

3

13

John Noble Home

Breanna Stonham

2

14

Brantford-Brant Muslims

Imam Tarek

1

15

Hoof Hearted

Vanessa McNaughton

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Jo Atanas

Team Nonna

37

2,225.00

2

Lucy Marco

Lucy's Strollers

11

965.00

3

Bill Atanas

Team Nonna

10

875.00

4

Darlene McNeil

Strolling Sistas

9

595.00

5

Jackie Foreman

Erma's Army

6

350.00

6

Linda Moyer

Erma's Army

4

250.00

7

Sherrill Heys

Lucy's Strollers

5

240.00

8

Ken Crossman

Erma's Army

3

225.00

9

Jean Kincade

Lucy's Strollers

1

150.00

10

Donna Kincade

Lucy's Strollers

1

150.00

11

Samantha Ferras

Lucy's Strollers

2

120.00

12

Sheree Crossman

Erma's Army

1

100.00

13

Betty Jean McKee

Strides for Seniors

2

70.00

14

Sara Darling

Team Laurier

1

50.00

15

Angel Evans

Team Laurier

1

50.00

16

Lauren Zakamarko

Adult Recreation Therapy Centre

1

50.00

17

David McKee

Strides for Seniors

1

50.00

18

Jim Steele

Stainless Steele

1

50.00

19

Flo Ferris Sills

SHUC'S Friendly Walkers

1

25.00

20

Elva Bradbury

Lucy's Strollers

1

20.00

21

Katie Fair

Adult Recreation Therapy Centre

22

Flora Ennis

Mudonnas

23

Heidi Northwood

Team Laurier

24

Charlotte Branton

Mudonnas

25

Breanna Stonham

John Noble Home

26

Imam Tarek

Brantford-Brant Muslims

27

Lindsay Craig

Mudonnas

28

Jennifer Miller

John Noble Home

29

Timothy Crossman

Erma's Army

30

Annette Minutillo

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

31

John Minutillo

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

32

Steven Moyer

Erma's Army

33

Connie Van Dyk

Erma's Army

34

Margi Szoke

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

35

Gary Szoke

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

36

Michelle Nolden-Szarka

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

37

Chris Szarka

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

38

Lill Petrella

The Happy Lappers

39

Ginny Taylor

Strolling Sistas

40

Vanessa McNaughton

Hoof Hearted

Community Sponsors

Brantford (Grand River Council On Aging) is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is September 18, 2021!

Full Schedule

This year you can sleep in a little longer if you want. Teams and individuals are free to gather for their self-organized Team Walk at a time that is convenient for all of you!


TGP T-Shirts:

For those raise $150 or more, we’ll be thanking you for your efforts with a sweet, super-soft TGP t-shirt that you’ll be proud to wear (and maybe even brag about)!


Please connect with us if you haven't received your t-shirt.

Registration

All participants must register online to participate in the TGP Team Walk.

  • Once registered, participants can solicit credit card donations through their TGP Fundhub page.
  • Cheque donations made payable to The Grand Parade can be forwarded to The Grand Parade c/o Blue Sea Foundation, 260-659 King St. East, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2M4
  • Cash donations should be paid by the participant in Fundhub - donors will be emailed a tax receipt for amounts $20+ immediately once paid.
  • There is no registration fee to participate in The Grand Parade, but most walkers raise $250-300 or more in support of their charity.

Have questions? Visit our FAQ section!

Route Details

The self-organized TGP Team Walk allows you to register a team and fundraise as always, but with the freedom on Event Day to:

  • Walk the distance you want
  • When you want
  • Where you want

Most teams will decide to walk in the morning, choosing between 1 km or 5 km distances, likely on a paved park pathway or equivalent. Many will end with a small Covid-friendly celebration afterward (lunch, tea, barbeque, etc.).

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • A face mask
  • Your walking shoes
  • Snacks in case you get hungry
  • Your own water bottle, filled with icy cold water
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing in case it's cold or windy. Mid-September be be cold with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast!

Contact Us


Grand River Council On Aging

Lucy Marco President
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email info@thegrandparade.org

Got questions about The Grand Parade?
info@thegrandparade.org | 1.877.743.3413