Raised:
$28,315
94%Goal:
$30,000

Brantford

Hosted by Grand River Council On Aging

91Walkers25Teams3Volunteers

The Grand Parade is a family-friendly fundraiser walk that helps support local charities who serve and support seniors and their families across Canada. Team up, walk, and fundraise with us on Saturday, September 16, 2023!

Community Sponsors

Brantford (Grand River Council On Aging) is super grateful for our fantastic 2023 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is September 16, 2023!

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Kiwanis Way

Brantford Ontario

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The Grand Parade will start on the track at Kiwanis Field

Schedule

  • 10:00 am: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 11:00 am: Move Send-off
  • 12:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 1:00 pm: Mosey Thank You! See you in 2024!

Not able to join us at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and walk offsite with friends and family.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: We have a great route where you can walk 2.5 km or 5 km with us.
  • Rest Stop: There will be one rest stop with yummy snacks and drinks.
  • Signage: The route will be well-signed with our bold burgundy TGP signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals and rest stop hosts will provide support along the route.
  • Walkers 12 and Under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at The Grand Parade except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-in

  • All walkers check-in personally at the event on Saturday, September 16, 2023.
  • T-shirts! Fundraising walkers who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a TGP shirt as a thank you on Event Day, while supplies last.
  • 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 the FAQ section!

Waivers

All participants should register online.


  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online waiver form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before TGP Day.
  • Waiver forms will be available at check-in on TGP Day.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:


  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Good shoes for walking
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call the TGP Head Office.
  • Cheques: The Old Faithful - made out to The Grand Parade with your name on the Memo line. Mail them to TGP Head Office along with your completed pledge form.
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Cheques,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a cheque (made out to “The Grand Parade”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the TGP Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Brantford Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

2.5kmView + print!

6 laps of a track

2023 TGP Photos

Thanks to all of our amazing photographer volunteers! If you've got TGP Day photos or videos you'd like to share, email them to photos@bluesea.org.

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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

Lucy's Strollers

Lucy Marco

9

5,731.00

2

Ermas' Army

Linda Moyer

19

3,845.00

3

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

Annette Minutillo

4

2,225.00

4

Kiwanis Supporters

Jim Steele

1

1,795.00

5

Mackie's Marchers

MaryLou Mackie

1

1,300.00

6

Ewyn Crew

Kaitlyn Vandenberg

4

1,000.00

7

Strolling Sistas

Darlene McNeil

2

970.00

8

St Joe's Stars

Shelley Murray

3

847.25

9

Team Laurier

Sara Darling

5

825.00

10

Colleen's Sole Mates

Colleen Goupil

4

615.00

11

Tranquility Place

CHRYSTAL COLLINS

1

600.00

12

Golden Agers

Michelle Jamieson

6

600.00

13

Muslim Community of Brantford-Brant (Imam Tarek)

Imam Tarek

1

550.00

14

The Silver Foxes

Cathy Biss-Rolfe

3

520.00

15

John Noble Home

Breanna Stonham

3

499.63

16

Friends of GRCOA

Linda Moyer

1

466.00

17

BCHU Striders

Gerry Moniz

3

380.00

18

Walkie Talkies

Courtney Lebel

5

370.00

19

Strides For Seniors

Betty Jean McKee

1

370.00

20

Road Warriors

Tracey Graham

2

370.00

21

Adult Recreation Therapy Center

Shelby McConnell

1

242.00

22

Guckie on the Go

Karen Adams

3

200.00

23

The Home Depot.

Andrew LACHANCE

1

150.00

24

Nifty Neurons

Alison MacKenzie

2

110.00

25

BioPed Footcare Clinic Brantford

Najia Habib

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Lucy Marco

Lucy's Strollers

68

3,651.00

2

Jim Steele

Kiwanis Supporters

26

1,775.00

3

Annette Minutillo

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

17

1,145.00

4

MaryLou Mackie

Mackie's Marchers

11

1,125.00

5

Darlene McNeil

Strolling Sistas

17

845.00

6

Linda Moyer

Ermas' Army

12

820.00

7

Sherrill Heys

Lucy's Strollers

15

805.00

8

Kaitlyn Vandenberg

Ewyn Crew

2

700.00

9

CHRYSTAL COLLINS

Tranquility Place

2

600.00

10

Shelley Murray

St Joe's Stars

5

597.25

11

John Minutillo

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

8

510.00

12

Imam Tarek

Muslim Community of Brantford-Brant (Imam Tarek)

7

475.00

13

Sheree Crossman

Ermas' Army

3

450.00

14

Connie Benson

Ermas' Army

6

425.00

15

Colleen Goupil

Colleen's Sole Mates

15

405.00

16

Tracey Graham

Road Warriors

1

370.00

17

Michelle Jamieson

Golden Agers

5

350.00

18

Peggy Wickham

Lucy's Strollers

3

350.00

19

Angel Evans

Team Laurier

5

320.00

20

Betty Jean McKee

Strides For Seniors

6

320.00

21

Donna Kincade

Lucy's Strollers

1

300.00

22

ken crossman

Ermas' Army

5

300.00

23

Breanna Stonham

John Noble Home

2

300.00

24

Jen OBrien

Ermas' Army

6

300.00

25

Jean Kincade

Lucy's Strollers

1

300.00

26

Connie Van Dyk

Ewyn Crew

4

250.00

27

Randy Moyer

Ermas' Army

5

250.00

28

Margi Szoke

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

8

220.00

29

Denise Crabb

BCHU Striders

12

220.00

30

Cathy Biss-Rolfe

The Silver Foxes

7

220.00

31

jessica kirkpatrick

Golden Agers

3

200.00

32

Paul Van Dyk

Ermas' Army

2

150.00

33

Andrew LACHANCE

The Home Depot.

3

150.00

34

Andrea Moyer

Ermas' Army

2

150.00

35

Mary DelGiallo

The Silver Foxes

1

150.00

36

Diane Davidson

The Silver Foxes

4

150.00

37

Holly Gibbs

Team Laurier

3

150.00

38

John Benson

Ermas' Army

1

150.00

39

Karen Adams

Guckie on the Go

1

150.00

40

Steven Moyer

Ermas' Army

3

150.00

41

Laura Almeida

Walkie Talkies

2

150.00

42

Pam Malins

Team Laurier

2

150.00

43

Jennifer Brickman

Team Laurier

3

150.00

44

Michael Bastian

John Noble Home

2

149.63

45

Jeremy Brick

Colleen's Sole Mates

6

130.00

46

Courtney Lebel

Walkie Talkies

2

130.00

47

Linda Hunt

Lucy's Strollers

1

100.00

48

Chris Henderson

Walkie Talkies

3

90.00

49

Ron Goupil

Colleen's Sole Mates

3

80.00

50

Thomas O’Brien

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

51

Xavier O’Brien

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

52

Elijah O’Brien

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

53

Brianna Moyer

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

54

Benny Van Dyk

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

55

Sloane Van Dyk

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

56

William Foreman

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

57

Georgia Foreman

Ermas' Army

1

75.00

58

Sara Darling

Team Laurier

2

55.00

59

Alison MacKenzie

Nifty Neurons

2

50.00

60

Gary. Szoke

Between a Walk and a Hard Pace

1

50.00

61

Bill Atanas

Lucy's Strollers

1

50.00

62

Philip Coburn

Ewyn Crew

1

50.00

63

Tina Praass

John Noble Home

1

50.00

64

Gerry Moniz

BCHU Striders

1

40.00

65

KJ Mc Gowan

Guckie on the Go

1

25.00

66

Shannon Towler

Guckie on the Go

1

25.00

67

Sandra Cook

St Joe's Stars

68

Nicole Fournier

Ewyn Crew

69

Craig Graham

Road Warriors

70

Rebecca Harrison

Colleen's Sole Mates

71

Christina Swift

Lucy's Strollers

72

Susana Garrido

Golden Agers

73

Gagan Batra

Walkie Talkies

74

Kristen Smith

75

Sahar Joya

Golden Agers

76

Najia Habib

BioPed Footcare Clinic Brantford

77

Bradley Dekker

Golden Agers

78

Kristin McGaw

St Joe's Stars

79

karl faraj

80

Linda Moyer

Friends of GRCOA

81

Shelby McConnell

Adult Recreation Therapy Center

82

Councillor Richard Carpenter

Lucy's Strollers

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of TGP. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

About Grand River Council On Aging

A registered charitable non-profit organization, the Grand River Council on Aging (GRCOA) 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.


In partnership with the municipalities and community organizations, the GRCOA collaborates, facilitates and participates in age-friendly awareness/planning focus groups and workshops, both virtually and in person.


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.

Contact Us


TGP Brantford 2023

The TGP Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email brantford@thegrandparade.org

Got questions about The Grand Parade?
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