Raised:
$15,950
79%Goal:
$20,000

Red Deer

Hosted by Bridges Community Living

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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 in support of Bridges Community Living in Red Deer.

Community Sponsors

Red Deer (Bridges Community Living) 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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52 Piper Drive, Red Deer, AB T4P 1H8


Pines Lodge is located on Piper Drive where we'll be hosting our 2nd TGP!

Local Details

Parking

Free parking is available on the street and at the front of Pines Lodge where signage permits. *Please do not park in the residence parking lot.

Check in will be around the back and join us for a group picture in front of the Pines Lodge Bridges sign at the corner of Piper Drive and Palmeny Avenue.


Rest Stop

In front of Pines Lodge after you complete the first of two loops of the Grand Parade walk.


Post-Event Meal

Our Grand Parade BBQ will take place outside behind Pines Lodge. In case of rain, lunch will be served in the recreation room with access via the back doors.

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.

Red Deer Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

Loop twice for 2.5km and four times for 5km

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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Red Deer 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

Pines Beauties

Deana Unreiner

3

3,260.00

2

Sole Sisters

Lois Muddle

7

2,330.00

3

The Spotless Mechanics

Thea Mawbey

1

1,135.00

4

Walking United

Shirley Challoner

8

1,045.00

5

Board

Geoff Olson

3

950.00

6

Pines Lodge Team

Nieves Diclihon

1

525.00

7

Crimson Villa Cruisers

Betty Hutchison

1

255.00

8

Crimson Villa Cruisers

Sheila Goodman

1

170.00

9

Beautiful Feet

Victor Doerksen

2

150.00

10

Crimson Villa Cruisers

Lorraine Waslenko

1

70.00

11

The Agony of De Feet

Angela Craggs

1

60.00

12

Started Slow and Getting Slower

Frank Webb

1

40.00

13

Bridges Community Living

Brent LaBrosse

1

25.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Deana Unreiner

Pines Beauties

29

1,880.00

2

Kirstin Simpson

Pines Beauties

9

1,380.00

3

Thea Mawbey

The Spotless Mechanics

17

1,135.00

4

Lois Muddle

Sole Sisters

15

1,010.00

5

Nieves Diclihon

Pines Lodge Team

29

525.00

6

Maureen Wielinga

Board

1

500.00

7

Glenna Dixon

Sole Sisters

6

420.00

8

Kim Aucoin

Sole Sisters

4

400.00

9

Caron Murray

Walking United

7

335.00

10

Betty Hutchison

Crimson Villa Cruisers

5

255.00

11

Geoff Olson

Board

1

250.00

12

Brent and Debbie Loomis-LaBrosse

5

225.00

13

Elaine McMullen

Walking United

3

220.00

14

Ashley Lesperance

Sole Sisters

4

200.00

15

Amber Deacon

Sole Sisters

6

200.00

16

Darren Young

Board

2

200.00

17

Sheila Goodman

Crimson Villa Cruisers

13

170.00

18

Shirley Challoner

Walking United

2

150.00

19

Brenda Reid

Walking United

1

100.00

20

Greg Reid

Walking United

1

100.00

21

Rae-anne Fraser

Sole Sisters

1

100.00

22

Victor Doerksen

Beautiful Feet

1

75.00

23

Doris Doerksen

Beautiful Feet

1

75.00

24

Marion Kosinski

6

70.00

25

Lorraine Waslenko

Crimson Villa Cruisers

4

70.00

26

Angela Craggs

The Agony of De Feet

3

60.00

27

Joanne Fairlie

Walking United

1

50.00

28

Frank Webb

Started Slow and Getting Slower

2

40.00

29

Brent LaBrosse

Bridges Community Living

1

25.00

30

Stephanie Gulliford

31

Tara Waugh

Sole Sisters

About Bridges Community Living

Bridges Community Living's mission is to provide affordable housing for those 55+ with appropriate supports in a caring environment. It is also our mandate to provide safe, welcoming and comfortable homes where our residents feel connected to a vibrant community. Bridges is a non-profit charity located in Red Deer with both self-contained living accommodations and lodge style residences. Bridges has approximately 650 residents. Bridges has been in exhistence since 1979 with our previous name being Piper Creek Foundation. Bridges was founded by the Kiwanis Club of Red Deer and later managed by the Twilight Homes Foundation before being turned over to the province of Alberta. Close to 700 low to moderate income residents reside in our three lodges and seven apartment complexes in Red Deer.

Contact Us


TGP Red Deer 2023

Brent LaBrosse Fund Development Coordinator
Phone 4033431077ext.110
Email brent@bridgescl.ca

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