Who will you Hike for on Sunday May 5, 2019 at the
15th Annual Hike for Hospice?
Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the Hike festivities kicking off at 1 p.m. The day begins with a moving Celebration of Life Ceremony, followed by words of inspiration and encouragement from our keynote speakers. A fun and lighthearted warm-up gets the crowd ready to hike, all the while surrounded by family, friends and fun games and activities. A light lunch is available for all who have registered.
The inspiring 1 km walk around the Stedman Community Hospice grounds is led by the high energy music of the Brantford Pipes & Drums Band as friends, family and other Hospice supporters cheer one another on as they walk, jog or run in memory of those they have loved and lost.
Take advantage of our Early Bird Check-In on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 99 Wayne Gretzky Parkway, in the St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre parking lot, off Chatham Street.
Thanks to our friends at Sharp Bus Lines and Lynden Park Mall, Hike day parking will be available at the Mall with free continuous shuttles to and from the Hike from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. As an added bonus, park at Lynden Park Mall and you automatically qualify for a chance to win a $250 gift card from the store of your choice, donated by Lynden Park Mall!
We are tremendously grateful to all of our Sponsors, including our Presenting Sponsors Remedy'sRx Specialty Pharmacy and Methapharm Specialty Pharmaceuticals. Be sure to check out our Sponsor page for a complete list of sponsors.
We're offering up some great prizes to our hardworking Hikers, including a $4,000 Marlin Travel and Transat Gift Card and a $1,000 VIA Rail Travel Voucher! The Top Fundraising Team wins a $1,000 Gift Card to The KEG and Top Youth Fundraiser wins a $250 Amazon Gift Card, courtesy of Brant Mechanical. Be sure to register and raise $150 by April 26 to qualify for our Early Bird Prizes.
All registered Hikers receive a commemorative Hike T-shirt, listing the first names of every patient we have had the privilege of caring for over the past year, both at the Hospice & in our communities through our Outreach Program. Raise $250 or more and you get your choice of one of three very special incentive prizes. For every $250 you raise, you receive a ballot to win awesome prizes!
- All participants must register for the Hike to receive a t-shirt and be eligible for incentive prizes and prize draws.
- Participants under 18 may be eligible for a prize for the most money raised by a youth, provided you've clearly checked off the Youth (under 18) check box on your pledge form.
- Participants under 18 years of age must have their registration/waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian permitting participation.
- An event waiver must be signed by all Hikers before participating in the event.
- The Top 2 Fundraisers, the Top Youth Fundraiser and Individual prize draws will take place on May 5th. The Top Team prize will be awarded Friday, May 10th.
- Team names must be identified on your Pledge Form if you are participating as a Team Member.
- There is no limit as to how many members you may have on your team.
- The first individual member of a team to register automatically becomes the Team Captain. If you have a team member already designated as the Team Captain, this person would need to register before the rest of the team members.
- Receipts will be issued for donations and pledges of $20 or more if a full address is provided.
- Receipts will be sent out no later than August 31, 2019.
Q: How do I register online for the Hike for Hospice?
A: Go to www.stedmanhike.ca, click on REGISTER FOR THE HIKE on the homepage and complete the form. You will be guided through the registration process. Once your transaction is complete, you will be emailed a confirmation receipt. You may then create your own profile and send emails to your friends and family inviting them to sponsor you and join you in the Hike.
Q: What if I don’t want to register online?
A: Click on the Pledge Sheet button in the navigation menu and print the pledge form so you can begin raising money for the Hospice. Registration and Pledge forms are also available at the Lynden Park Mall (in the display behind Guest Services), Hankinson House and St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation office.
Q: When can I submit my pledges and collect my t-shirt and prizes (if applicable)?
A: Attend the "Early Bird Check-In” on Saturday, May 4th at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation, 99 Wayne Gretzky Pkwy., Brantford (corner of Wayne Gretzky and Chatham St) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking is available on site this day only.
Sunday, May 5th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you signed up online to collect online pledges, you will still need to sign in on Pre-registration day or on Hike Day to hand in your offline pledges and to receive your Hiker’s t-shirt and prizes (if applicable).
Q: How can I become eligible to earn an incentive prize?
A: You must register for the Hike and raise a minimum of $250 to be eligible for an incentive prize.
Q: Do my online pledges count towards my fundraising level for an incentive prize?
A: Yes. Online pledges made by Thursday, May 2nd at midnight will be applied toward your fundraising total for prize eligibility.
Q: How do I qualify for an Incentive Prize?
A: All participants who have submitted a minimum of $250 in pledges by Sunday, May 5th at 1 p.m. automatically qualify for an incentive prize. For every $250 raised, you will receive a ballot for major prize draws. The draws will be held after the registration closes on Sunday, May 5th. Winners will be posted on the prize board located next to the stage.
Q: When do I receive my Incentive Prize?
A: If you are entitled to an incentive prize (see above) you will receive your prize when you hand in your pledges. All pledges must be received by May 5th at 1 p.m. to be eligible.
Q: Does my team fundraising total count towards the Incentive Prize?
A: No. Team fundraising totals are NOT eligible for Incentive prizes, however the monies raised as an individual will count towards the incentive prize.
Q: When will the Team prize be awarded?
A: The Team prize will be awarded on Friday, May 10th. The Team Captain or designate will be contacted to accept the prize.
Q: Is my information secure?
A: Yes. St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation has made every effort to protect your information. We use industry-standard SSL encryption techniques to make sure that your credit card information, passwords, and personal information travel securely over the Internet. There is also an encryption engine installed on the database server so that your data is securely stored.
Q: What is the website address for that I received in my confirmation receipt?
A: This website address will take you to your personal donation page. This address link is automatically included in any emails that are sent through the email centre in event headquarters after you have logged into the website. You can also copy and paste this link into any other form of email.
Q: Can friends and family make a donation to a Hiker through the Hike website?
A: Yes. On the home page of the website, friends and family can locate a Hiker by clicking on the SPONSOR A TEAM OR AN INDIVIDUAL button. By beginning to type in the name of the Hiker, they will be directed to the Hiker's personalized pledge page.
Q: How can I see who has donated to me?
A: Go to the MY ACCOUNT section on the site. Type in the Username and Password that you received when you registered for the event. You can then view your Donor list and the amounts that have been donated.
Q: I forgot my Username and Password. How can I find out what they are?
A: Remember that your username and password are case sensitive. If you cannot remember your username and password, click on the FORGOT PASSWORD link and follow the prompts.
Q: Why can’t I see all of the names of my supporters on the scroll bar?
A: As your Donors make a contribution, they have the option of whether or not they want to appear in the recognition scroll. If they choose "no”, their name will not appear.
Q: Will my name end up on various mailing lists?
A: The Foundation collects and maintains only personal information that is voluntarily submitted to us. We do not share personally identifiable information with a third party.
Q: Where can I park if I want to pre-register the day before the Hike?
A: Parking is available at the Lifecare Centre (corner of Gretzky and Chatham) on Saturday, May 4thth for pre-registration only.
Q: Is there parking available at the event on the day of the Hike?
A: Due to the limited parking available, all parking will be at LYNDEN PARK MALL behind Sears next to the bus shelters. Free Continuous shuttles to and from the event will run between 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Every Hiker parking at the mall will have a chance to WIN a $250 GIFT CARD TO THE STORE OF THEIR CHOICE!