Raised:
$16,675
83%Goal:
$20,000

Parksville

Hosted by Arrowsmith Lodge

31Walkers8Teams11Volunteers

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

Parksville (Arrowsmith Lodge) 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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266B Moilliet St. Parksville, BC v9P 1M9


The main entrance of Arrowsmith Lodge is towards the back of the property at the end of the driveway.

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.

Parksville Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

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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Parksville 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

Walk on the Wild Side

Bren Pickel

7

1,750.00

2

Honouring Our Seniors

Susan Farlinger

4

1,670.00

3

PARKSVILLE CURLERS

VIRGINIA GIBBERD

3

1,485.00

4

Arrowsmith Lodge

Arrowsmith Lodge

1

570.00

5

Walkie Talkies

Barbara Ehrenberg

2

500.00

6

All in the Family

Heidi Barker

4

440.00

7

Care Aids Care

Lacey Kapusta

4

275.00

8

ACTing Up

Amanda Gardner

4

225.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

VIRGINIA GIBBERD

PARKSVILLE CURLERS

12

775.00

2

Susan Farlinger

Honouring Our Seniors

8

700.00

3

James Smith

Walk on the Wild Side

10

620.00

4

Bren Pickel

Walk on the Wild Side

10

585.00

5

louise tilston

Honouring Our Seniors

8

465.00

6

Robert Hawes

Honouring Our Seniors

8

430.00

7

Nancy Newland

PARKSVILLE CURLERS

7

410.00

8

Barbara Ehrenberg

Walkie Talkies

3

300.00

9

Diane Luke116-330 Dogwood Street

PARKSVILLE CURLERS

2

300.00

10

cindy darroch

Walk on the Wild Side

5

225.00

11

Lorrie Mohl

Walkie Talkies

3

200.00

12

Amanda Gardner

ACTing Up

2

200.00

13

Joan Harvey

All in the Family

3

190.00

14

Lacey Kapusta

Care Aids Care

1

150.00

15

Heidi Barker

All in the Family

1

150.00

16

Susan Lake

Walk on the Wild Side

3

120.00

17

Sheila Monaghan

Care Aids Care

1

100.00

18

Arrowsmith Lodge

Arrowsmith Lodge

1

100.00

19

Karen Fredlund

All in the Family

1

100.00

20

Mike Aikins

Walk on the Wild Side

1

100.00

21

Liam Pritchard

Care Aids Care

1

25.00

22

Jerzi Fredlund

All in the Family

23

ERIN CROSSLEY

Walk on the Wild Side

24

Mandy Truman

ACTing Up

25

Colleen Garton

ACTing Up

26

Stacey Deering

ACTing Up

27

Kim Heaps

Care Aids Care

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 Arrowsmith Lodge

Arrowsmith Lodge opened in 1971 as a self-supporting non-denominational home for low-income seniors in Parksville, on Vancouver Island. The name was derived from the lumber that was cut from the land and sold to help purchase the site and build the facilities. In 1978 they transitioned to a publicly funded and not for profit model where individual basic care is subsidized by the provincial government through Island Health. Basic care is the government’s minimum set of standards. That is not good enough for the people entrusted to us.


The Arrowsmith Health Care Society operates both Arrowsmith Lodge (a 75 bed long-term care home) and Cokely Manor (30 assisted living residences with an adult day program). It is the mission focus that grounds this organization, to provide a home with exceptional care, that goes beyond the minimum, showing respect and protecting individual dignity.


The global pandemic highlighted the fragility of our long-term care system and the need for innovation and investment. Innovation and investment in the ways we approach models of long-term care, and in the ways we deliver care and support assisted living. The Arrowsmith Health Care Society is working to set the precedent for long term care in our country.


Arrowsmith needs your help to reach our $20,000 fundraising goal. After several celebration events under the covered driveway entrance at the main lodge, we see the need to create a safe event space within our beautiful grounds. We’d also like to complete the walkway around the backside of the Lodge.


Please partner with us...walk with us...help us create a vibrant Campus of Care for Seniors in our community living at Arrowsmith Lodge and Cokely Manor.

Contact Us


TGP Parksville 2023

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

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