Raised:
$5,100
6%Goal:
$75,000

Sault Ste. Marie

Hosted by The Ontario Finnish Resthome

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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!

Community Sponsors

Sault Ste. Marie (The Ontario Finnish Resthome) is super grateful for our fantastic 2024 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Sault Ste. Marie 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

Funky Fingers

Heidi Schell & Carol Whitfield

6

600.00

2

Foundation Fun-Raisers

Chelsey Yourchuk

4

500.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Tarja Loewen

Foundation Fun-Raisers

1

500.00

2

Heidi Schell & Carol Whitfield

Funky Fingers

1

500.00

3

Anita Lefebvre

Funky Fingers

1

100.00

4

Chelsey Yourchuk

Foundation Fun-Raisers

5

Jodie Brooks

Funky Fingers

6

Melissa Healey

Funky Fingers

7

Melissa Deevey

Funky Fingers

8

Emma Paat

Foundation Fun-Raisers

9

Hailey Sicoly

Foundation Fun-Raisers

10

Gisele Mackay

Funky Fingers

About The Ontario Finnish Resthome

For the past 50 years, The Ontario Finnish Resthome has been the number one choice for senior accommodations, providing multi-level care and support services in an atmosphere that maintains the highest quality of care in the Sault Ste. Marie Area and District.


Our Foundation has raised millions to provide our residents with new equipment, recreational activities, upgrades to the facilities, and to support our capital campaigns including the current 128 bed New Mauno Kaihla Koti (MKK) Long-term Care Redevelopment Fund.


The funds raised on Sept. 21st with The Grand Parade will provide new furnishing upgrades to our current MKK that are needed for our long-term care residents now, and will be transferred to the new home in the future. These furnishing upgrades include dining room chairs with lift mechanisms and common area/lounge area seating.


We invite you to become part of our “Homes with a Heart” by joining in the Grand Parade. Become a captain or join a team and reach out to the people you know and raise money to support the residents of OFRA today – because your heart makes it their home!

Event Day Details

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

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721 North St.

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

P6B 5T7

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

Sault Ste. Marie Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

Stroll through the OFRA campus and see our four buildings that house three different levels of care, followed by a straight stretch down a quiet residential street and back.

2023 TGP Photos

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Contact Us


TGP Sault Ste. Marie 2024

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

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