Raised:
$820
3%Goal:
$25,000

Sault Ste. Marie Central

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 17, 2022!

Event Day Details

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

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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

Check-in

  • All walkers will 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.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

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.

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

Piipster's Peeps

Karen E Piippo

1

300.00

2

Funky Fingers

Carol Whitfield & Heidi Schell

1

200.00

3

The Young and the Breathless

Emma Paat

1

170.00

4

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

Margaret Gardner

1

150.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Karen E Piippo

Piipster's Peeps

1

250.00

2

Carol Whitfield & Heidi Schell

Funky Fingers

1

150.00

3

Emma Paat

The Young and the Breathless

2

120.00

4

Margaret Gardner

Finnish Foundation Fun - Raisers

1

100.00

About The Ontario-Finnish Resthome

For the past 50 years The Ontario Finnish Resthome has been the number on choice for seniors’ accommodations, providing multi-level care and support services in an atmosphere that maintains the highest quality of care that in 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!

2021 TGP Photos

Here's a collection of our favourite photos from TGP 2021 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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Got questions about The Grand Parade?
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