Raised:
$16,566
61%Goal:
$27,000

Chatham-Kent

Hosted by Family Service Kent

47Walkers10Teams20Volunteers

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

Chatham-Kent (Family Service Kent) 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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27 Adelaide St S, Chatham, ON N7M 4P9


The Grand Parade Chatham-Kent will start and finish at Sons of Kent. Sons of Kent has generously allowed Family Service Kent to utilize their space for this event. Additional parking is available across the road at the Family Service Kent building.

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.

Chatham-Kent 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

FSK Happy Feet

Dan Farrow

10

3,807.00

2

Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.

Chris Spafford

5

1,370.00

3

East Side Pride

Bev Webster

3

1,250.00

4

Social Steppers

Chrsitine Canniff

6

1,060.00

5

Skyline Living Chatham

Mary McLellan

1

875.00

6

Walking on Sunshine

Emily Crawford

2

725.00

7

Copper Terrace Long Term Care

Rebeka Hope

4

700.00

8

NeighbourLink

Alan Baker

2

495.00

9

Team Happy Helpers

Tanya Cowley

4

494.00

10

Eden Villa

Emma Herron

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Dan Farrow

FSK Happy Feet

13

1,275.00

2

Marjorie Crew

East Side Pride

14

1,065.00

3

Mary McLellan

Skyline Living Chatham

9

775.00

4

Chris Spafford

Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.

5

620.00

5

Nancy Geniole

FSK Happy Feet

6

415.00

6

Marie Bergsma

FSK Happy Feet

6

410.00

7

Toni Martin

FSK Happy Feet

7

352.00

8

Emily Crawford

Walking on Sunshine

6

325.00

9

Lisa Morris

6

300.00

10

Lynn Shaw

FSK Happy Feet

8

300.00

11

Karen DeHaw

Team Happy Helpers

11

289.00

12

Chrsitine Canniff

Social Steppers

7

260.00

13

Alan Baker

NeighbourLink

2

250.00

14

Connie MacPherson

FSK Happy Feet

4

250.00

15

Melissa Reynolds

Copper Terrace Long Term Care

7

250.00

16

Kristen Nead

Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.

1

200.00

17

Amber Pinsonneault

Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.

1

200.00

18

Jamie Mayo

Walking on Sunshine

4

200.00

19

Janice Ripley

Copper Terrace Long Term Care

3

190.00

20

Jacqueline Ripley

Copper Terrace Long Term Care

3

170.00

21

Laurie Smids

Social Steppers

5

150.00

22

Bonnie Roth

Social Steppers

1

150.00

23

Holly McLoughlin

Social Steppers

2

150.00

24

Bev Webster

East Side Pride

3

135.00

25

Harold VanderEnde

NeighbourLink

2

125.00

26

Tanya Cowley

Team Happy Helpers

3

125.00

27

JASON CHICKOWSKI

FSK Happy Feet

4

115.00

28

Bela Trebics

3

100.00

29

Kim Helmer

1

100.00

30

Rebeka Hope

Copper Terrace Long Term Care

3

90.00

31

Louise Stephens

Team Happy Helpers

4

80.00

32

Allison Eaton

FSK Happy Feet

1

50.00

33

Anna-Marie Clark

Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.

1

50.00

34

Melissa Minogue

Social Steppers

2

50.00

35

Shawn Goudreau

East Side Pride

1

50.00

36

Bela Trebics

37

Emma Herron

Eden Villa

38

Kate Stenton

Royal LePage Peifer Realty Inc.

39

Kara Kewayosh

Team Happy Helpers

40

Linda Wright

Social Steppers

41

Stacy Mussato

FSK Happy Feet

42

Shannon Jackson

FSK Happy Feet

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 Family Service Kent

Family Service Kent is a not-for-profit organization that provides residents of Chatham-Kent with a wide range of counselling and community-based services.


Founded in 1969, Family Service Kent takes pride in being a respected and well established agency within our caring community. When challenges in life arise, we can help!


Our vision is “for every person within Chatham-Kent to have the opportunity to reach their full potential”.

Chatham-Kent Maps

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Contact Us


TGP Chatham-Kent 2023

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

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