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$20,000

Parksville

Hosted by Arrowsmith Lodge

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The Grand Parade is a family-friendly fundraiser walk that helps support local charities who provide essential care and service for aging Canadians. Team up, walk, and fundraise with us on Saturday, September 21, 2024!

Parksville Scoreboard

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Teams
Walkers

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Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

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Nicole's Nerds

Nicole DenHaan

1

2

Walk on the Wild Side

Bren Pickel

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Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Nicole DenHaan

Nicole's Nerds

2

Bren Pickel

Walk on the Wild Side

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 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 our covered driveway entrance at the main lodge, we see the need to create a safe event space within our beautiful grounds. We want to host arts and crafts fairs, invite community choirs and musical groups, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, in essence, we want to bring the community in for those who are unable to venture out.


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.

Event Day Details

Save the date - TGP Day is September 21, 2024!

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266A Moilliet St Parksville, BC


We're checking everyone in and starting our day in front of Cokely Manor! We'll end up coming round the back of Arrowsmith Lodge and finishing up in our beautiful orchard.

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 2025!

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 21, 2024.
  • 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!

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.

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

Parksville Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

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Contact Us


TGP Parksville 2024

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