Raised:
$13,680
68%Goal:
$20,000

Orillia

Hosted by Helping Hands, Orillia

20Walkers1Teams6Volunteers

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

Orillia (Helping Hands, Orillia) 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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Tudhope Park

450 Atherley Rd, Orillia, ON L3V 1P2

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.

Orillia Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

Orillia 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

Helping Hands Staff

Cat Bristow

15

3,520.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Andrew Oliver

Helping Hands Staff

18

1,050.00

2

Kathy Gough-Stong

Helping Hands Staff

5

600.00

3

Deb Troian

10

575.00

4

Katrina Rehling

Helping Hands Staff

4

300.00

5

Cat Bristow

Helping Hands Staff

4

270.00

6

Kate O'Brien

Helping Hands Staff

2

250.00

7

Jo Ann Sharpe

4

240.00

8

Jessica Housser

3

225.00

9

Doug Rawson

Helping Hands Staff

1

200.00

10

Alex Kuczak

Helping Hands Staff

4

200.00

11

Paul Caluori

Helping Hands Staff

2

150.00

12

Ashley Crowder

Helping Hands Staff

3

100.00

13

Rishana Nooman

Helping Hands Staff

2

75.00

14

Keeley Gorman

2

70.00

15

Danielle Sinfield

1

50.00

16

Barbara Martin

Helping Hands Staff

1

50.00

17

David Fernandes

Helping Hands Staff

1

50.00

18

Sandi Petherick

Helping Hands Staff

19

Amanda Brown

Helping Hands Staff

20

Melissa Church

Helping Hands Staff

About Helping Hands, Orillia

Helping Hands exists to serve clients in our community by bringing support, maintenance and enhancing their quality of life so they can live independently.

We service the Orillia and surrounding area.


Net proceeds from The Grand Parade events will help to fundraise for a new transitional bed site in Orillia.

Contact Us


TGP Orillia 2023

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

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