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Thunder Bay

Hosted by Roots Community Food Centre

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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!

About Roots Community Food Centre

Roots Community Food Centre uses food as a tool to work with people – all kinds of people! Through education, employment, advocacy and access, Roots CFC reaches thousands of people each year building connection and community. In 2023 Roots CFC expanded our programming to include two free community meals each week for Seniors and Elders, and in 2023 we served 10,000 meals of delicious food, all made from scratch and made with love. Also in 2023, we became an expansion site for Oasis, a national program supporting seniors to age at home through programming focused on food, friendship and fitness. In Thunder Bay this is operated at Bay View Towers and Castlegreen Cooperative Housing.


The Grand Parade campaign will celebrate seniors and their important place in our community! Funds raised by teams will support Community Meals and the Oasis program at Roots CFC, ensuring that more older adults can rely on these programs to build connection, health and wellbeing throughout the year. Thank you for embarking on The Grand Parade with Roots CFC!

Event Day Details

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

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Marina Park Dr., Thunder Bay, ON


The Grand Parade will start and finish from the festival grounds at Marina park in Thunder Bay. The route will take walkers through the marina, over to the Spirit Garden and then make your way back along the water to the Festival area.


The entire route is paved and accessible for all types of walkers taking part in The Grand Parade.

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

Thunder Bay Maps

Check out this year's TGP route maps below:

2023 TGP Photos

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

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Contact Us


TGP Thunder Bay 2024

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

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