Raised:
$5,165
25%Goal:
$20,000

Thunder Bay

Hosted by Lutheran Community Care Centre

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Covid Can't Stop Us! Host or join a TGP Team Walk with a small group of your friends and family - fundraise + have fun in support of aging Canadians and their families across Canada.

About Lutheran Community Care Centre

Lutheran Community Care Centre


The Lutheran Community Care Centre is a registered charity that provides social, developmental and spiritual services to people in the northern region of Ontario.


For over 40 years, the Care Centre has had a special focus on seniors. Our community-based Social Services for individuals and families in the Thunder Bay area offers advocacy, coordination of health care, budgeting support, supports with tasks of daily living and encouragement for greater involvement in the community.


We work to diminish of isolation of those that live alone and help seniors stay in their community-based residences. When it is time, we help seniors transition to supportive housing settings. Families too, find the transition difficult so we provide emotional support as well as information to them.


For those who do move into supportive housing, our Pastoral Care Program provides spiritual comfort and guidance to residents in eight different nursing and retirement homes. Devotional opportunities are brought to them. Individuals experiencing Alzheimer’s disease find enjoyment when familiar hymns are sung during the devotional services we coordinate each month with the help of local clergy and our volunteers. At the bedside of others, even those that cannot speak, their eyes sparkle, they watch intently and they smile when they hear music.


About 20% of the people that come to Street Reach Ministries are seniors. They are among the people who are on the fringe of society, and often dealing with precarious housing, poverty, addiction, mental illness or traumatic events in their lives. Our resource centre on Simpson Street has become their place of refuge and acceptance. Our Street Chaplain is there for encouragement and prayer and follows people as they spend time in prison, hospital or treatment clinics.


The Lutheran Community Care Centre is greatly involved with adults with a developmental disability. These individuals can range from 18 to well into their senior years. We are designated as the access point for adult developmental services for the northern region of Ontario. This service is known as Developmental Service Ontario and confirms eligibility as well as assesses the support needs of individuals.


For adults with developmental disabilities we also administer a direct funding program called “Passport” for northern Ontario. Individuals decide how to best use their funds to increase their community involvement, their level of independence and allow their natural caregivers to have a respite break.


Our case managers help adults with a developmental disability live independently in Thunder Bay and communities along the north shore of Lake Superior. The case managers support people through life’s challenges, introduce them to new opportunities so they can reach their full potential, and help them learn new skills so they can achieve their dreams and goals.


The Grand Parade celebrates the Lutheran Community Care Centre’s long history of caring for and meeting the diverse needs of seniors in our community. We have many partnerships with other service providers to enable a holistic approach to serving seniors as the individuals that they are. Our aim with this special fundraising event is to make sure we can continue to respond to the growing needs of our seniors for years to come.

Thunder Bay Scoreboard

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Teams
Walkers

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Mighty Movers

Michael Maunula

2

1,660.00

2

Lively Striders

Linda Langen

1

1,425.00

3

The once a day walkers

Judy Sander

4

750.00

4

LCCC

Kirsi Maki

1

590.00

5

The Perambulators

Tim Wilkie

1

445.00

6

Thunderbird's Terrific Trekkers

Brenda Sedgwick

1

225.00

7

The Walkie Talkies

Saara Vuorela

1

70.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Linda Langen

Lively Striders

18

1,425.00

2

Michael Maunula

Mighty Movers

12

1,070.00

3

Kirsi Maki

LCCC

7

590.00

4

Tuula Maunula

Mighty Movers

11

590.00

5

Tim Wilkie

The Perambulators

4

245.00

6

Brenda Sedgwick

Thunderbird's Terrific Trekkers

3

225.00

7

Judy Sander

The once a day walkers

6

220.00

8

Julie Cleghorn

The once a day walkers

4

220.00

9

Linda Sander

The once a day walkers

4

175.00

10

Bruce Sauder

The once a day walkers

1

75.00

11

Saara Vuorela

The Walkie Talkies

3

70.00

12

John (Jack) Zurba

Event Day Details

Save the date - Event Day is September 19, 2020!


Start

Teams will self-organize in smaller groups, following all COVID-related protocols for safety. Ask your captain for details on the plan for your team.


Times

This year you can sleep in a little longer if you want. Teams and individuals are free to gather at a time that is convenient for all of you.


TGP T-Shirts:

For those raise $150 or more, we’ll be thanking you for your efforts with a sweet, super-soft TGP t-shirt that you’ll be proud to wear (and maybe even brag about)!


Outdoor T-Shirt Pick-Up Times:

  • Reception Area: Lutheran Community Care Centre, 245B Bay St, Thunder Bay, ON, P7B 6P2
  • Thursday, September 17, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Friday, September 18, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Important Notes

Please wear a mask. Queue up 6 feet apart from the next person in line, and we'll move through the process cheerfully and quickly, celebrating your fundraising in the safest way possible.


Registration

All participants must register online to participate in the TGP Team Walk.

  • Once registered, participants can solicit credit card donations through their TGP Fundhub page.
  • Cheque donations made payable to The Grand Parade can be forwarded to The Grand Parade c/o Blue Sea Foundation, 260-659 King St. East, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2M4
  • Cash donations should be paid by the participant in Fundhub - donors will be emailed a tax receipt for amounts $20+ immediately once paid.
  • 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 our FAQ section!


Route Details

The TGP Team Walk allows you to register a team and fundraise as always, but with the freedom on Event Day to:

  • Walk the distance you want
  • When you want
  • Where you want

Most teams will decide to walk in the morning, choosing between 1 km or 5 km distances, likely on a paved park pathway or equivalent. Many will end with a small Covid-friendly celebration afterward (lunch, tea, barbeque, etc.).


What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • A face mask
  • Your walking shoes
  • Snacks in case you get hungry
  • Your own water bottle, filled with icy cold water
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing in case it's cold or windy. Mid-September be be cold with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast!

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