Raised:
$52,874
176%Goal:
$30,000

Sault Ste. Marie Central

Hosted by The Ontario-Finnish Resthome

68Walkers15Teams29Volunteers

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 17, 2022!

Community Sponsors

Sault Ste. Marie Central (The Ontario-Finnish Resthome) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Sault Ste. Marie Central 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

7

10,150.00

2

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

Margaret Gardner

11

5,300.00

3

Team MGP

MGP Architects + Engineer Inc. c/o Elio Principle & Henry Piet

1

5,080.00

4

Uusi Koti Wayfarers

Deanna Del Bianco

4

3,274.00

5

Sisu Striders

Karen Kettles

5

2,340.00

6

Team Blue

Shirley Mantyla

3

2,235.00

7

Piipster's Peeps

Karen E Piippo

3

1,940.00

8

Koskenoja

Harry Koskenoja

9

1,670.00

9

Sandy's Team

Sandy Fulcher

2

1,535.00

10

Worst Pace Scenarios

Chelsey Yourchuk

3

795.00

11

The Young and the Breathless

Emma Paat

1

670.00

12

Team SEM

Barbara Poling

3

510.00

13

Puddingstone Paraders

Darcy Lillie

3

475.00

14

caylee

caylee luukkonen

5

375.00

15

Fabulous Fawcett

Debbie Fawcett

6

375.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Heidi Schell & Carol Whitfield

Funky Fingers

115

5,435.00

2

MGP Architects + Engineer Inc. c/o Elio Principle & Henry Piet

Team MGP

3

5,080.00

3

Shawna Fryia

Funky Fingers

20

2,050.00

4

Deanna Del Bianco

Uusi Koti Wayfarers

32

1,719.00

5

Tarja Loewen

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

10

1,710.00

6

Margaret Gardner

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

13

1,575.00

7

Sandy Fulcher

Sandy's Team

35

1,535.00

8

Shirley Mantyla

Team Blue

14

1,495.00

9

Barb Rickard

Uusi Koti Wayfarers

23

1,315.00

10

Karen Kettles

Sisu Striders

16

1,105.00

11

Chelsey Yourchuk

Worst Pace Scenarios

10

795.00

12

Heidi Slotegraaf

Funky Fingers

9

785.00

13

Sinikka Dawson

Funky Fingers

24

785.00

14

Christina Villeneuve

Funky Fingers

27

655.00

15

Laila Bernardo

Piipster's Peeps

9

650.00

16

Karen E Piippo

Piipster's Peeps

5

630.00

17

Emma Paat

The Young and the Breathless

10

620.00

18

Kyllikki Koskenoja

Koskenoja

1

500.00

19

David Kettles

Sisu Striders

8

480.00

20

Briana Rains

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

8

465.00

21

Brad & Tracy Mittleholtz

Sisu Striders

7

450.00

22

Krystal Sonoc

Funky Fingers

8

390.00

23

Barbara Poling

Team SEM

12

360.00

24

Patricia (Murielle) McGrath

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

2

350.00

25

Darcy Lillie

Puddingstone Paraders

4

275.00

26

Andrew Manttari

Team Blue

7

270.00

27

Robin Istace

Piipster's Peeps

7

260.00

28

Debbie Fawcett

Fabulous Fawcett

7

255.00

29

Harry Koskenoja

Koskenoja

2

250.00

30

Leila Koskenoja

Koskenoja

2

220.00

31

Micheline Findlay

Sisu Striders

5

205.00

32

Tania Lavoie

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

6

200.00

33

Minttu Kamula

Puddingstone Paraders

4

200.00

34

Mary Ellen Luukkonen

caylee

1

200.00

35

Mary Fenato

Team SEM

7

150.00

36

Rose Leclerc

Uusi Koti Wayfarers

1

150.00

37

Christina Luukkonen

caylee

1

150.00

38

Marko Koskenoja

Koskenoja

2

150.00

39

Jerry Kroetsch

Team Blue

2

125.00

40

Maxine Gardner

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

7

110.00

41

Ruth Koskenoja

Koskenoja

1

100.00

42

Nadine Olar

2

100.00

43

Nina Koskenoja

Koskenoja

1

100.00

44

Koidu Sulev

Uusi Koti Wayfarers

4

90.00

45

Jay Gage

Koskenoja

1

50.00

46

Mary Halloran

1

50.00

47

Delores Lehtonen

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

1

50.00

48

Randy Fawcett

Fabulous Fawcett

1

50.00

49

Eila Fawcett

Fabulous Fawcett

1

50.00

50

Victoria Gardner

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

1

25.00

51

Sandra Cameron

caylee

1

25.00

52

Judi Halverson

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

1

25.00

53

Scarlett Gardner

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

1

25.00

54

Carol Boucher

Fabulous Fawcett

1

20.00

55

Kyle Beith

Worst Pace Scenarios

56

Varpu Heimonen

Sandy's Team

57

Cathy Oliviero

Funky Fingers

58

Kristin Mooney

Puddingstone Paraders

59

Kelsey Wood

caylee

60

Anthea Fazi

Team SEM

61

Donna Haynes

Worst Pace Scenarios

62

Debbie Fawcett

Fabulous Fawcett

63

caylee luukkonen

caylee

64

Lori Reinholtz

Sisu Striders

65

Lorraine Jonah

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

66

Lindsay Koskenoja

Koskenoja

67

Mike Braido

Fabulous Fawcett

68

Ari Koskenoja

Koskenoja

About The Ontario-Finnish Resthome

For the past 50 years The Ontario Finnish Resthome has been the number one choice for seniors’ accommodations, providing multi-level care and support services in an atmosphere that maintains the highest quality of care that is second to none 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.


With your support you will be providing the residents with a New Long-term Care Home. According to the 2021 Canadian Census, there are currently there are 17,930 Saultites that are over the age of 65, which makes up 25% of Sault Ste. Marie. However we only have only enough beds to accommodate 0.05% of them.


The funds raised on Sept. 17th with The Grand Parade will help supplement the cost of new furnishings and assistive devices for this new home. The Ministry of Health only covers a portion of the basic costs of this project including the basic construction, equipment and in room furniture.


Our fundraising effort, we will be able to give our residents a home that is better than basic, such as improved infection control furniture, that is both comfortable and accessible for the residents and their families, top of the line equipment that will benefit both residents and staff and additional Recreational Therapy equipment that will ensure an optimal quality of the life for the residents.


Be a part of our “Homes with a Heart” by joining in the Grand Parade. Be a captain, form a team, reach out to families and friends and raise money to support the residents of OFRA today! Because your heart makes it their home!

Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is September 17, 2022!

StartGoogle Map

721 North St.

Sault Ste. Marie ON

P6B 5T7

Schedule

  • 10:00 am: Meet Check-in opens
  • 11:00 am: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 12:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 1:00 pm: Mosey Go Home

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Check-in

  • All walkers check-in personally at the event on Saturday, September 17, 2022.
  • 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.
  • No money or cheques will be processed at check-in.

Can't join us on event day?

If you have a conflict, we hope you'll join us by fundraising and walking on your own.

Waivers

All participants should register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults: When you register online, you will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event Day.

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.
  • 12 and Under walkers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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 Central Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

2.5kmView + print!

Stroll through the OFRA campus and see our 4 buildings that house 3 different levels of care, followed by a straight stretch down a quiet residential street and back.

Contact Us


TGP Sault Ste. Marie Central 2022

Margaret Gardner Event Director
Phone 705.945.9987ext.257
Email mgardner@theofra.org

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