Who will you hike for during our virtual "Hike In Your ‘Hood For Hospice”?
We are very pleased to announce our virtual (self-directed) "Hike In Your ‘Hood For Hospice" will take place from May 8th to 31st.
We're offering up some great prizes to our hardworking Hikers! Check back soon for details!
1. All participants must register for the Hike to qualify for prizes and to receive a commemorative Hike t-shirt.
2. Registration can be done on any day between now and May 31st, the final day of the Hike.
3. 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 the registration page (or pledge form).
4. Fundraising prize winners will be announced on June 3rd.
5. Team names must be identified on your registration page if you are participating as a Team Member.
6. There is no limit as to how many members you may have on your team, however we strongly discourage you from hiking as a group with anyone other than the members of your household. Please observe social distancing guidelines as set out by the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario.
7. 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.
8. Receipts will be issued for donations and pledges of $20 or more if a full address is provided.
9. Receipts will be sent out no later than June 30, 2021. Individuals donating online will receive their receipt by email.
Q: How do I register online for Hike In Your ‘Hood?
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: While we highly recommend registering online, you can also call us to register with a credit card and collect pledges using the pledge sheet. Click on the Pledge Sheet button in the navigation menu to print the pledge form, or call 519-751-7096, ext 2476 to have a pledge form mailed to you.
Q: I have recently travelled out of the province and am in social isolation during the period of your event. Can I still participate?
A. Absolutely! The virtual nature of this event gives participants the option of doing a physical hike or simply collecting donations virtually, without doing a walk or hike.
Q: Will I get a Hike T-shirt like I have in previous years?
A. Yes you will. T-shirts will be made available via curbside pickup. An email with pickup dates will be sent to all registered participants.
Q: Without the on-site entertainment enjoyed in previous years, will there be new ways to have fun and make the most of my Hike experience?
A. Absolutely! Show your pride and community spirit by posting your Hike selfies to the Stedman Community Hospice Facebook page. Download and print the official "Hike In Your Hood For Hospice” graphic to display in your photo. Plus there are prizes for top photos!
Q. If I fundraise using a pledge sheet instead of getting donations online, when can I submit my pledges?
A. Pledge sheets with enclosed cheque(s) will be accepted by mail. Cheques should be made payable to St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation. Our mailing address is listed on the pledge sheet. We ask that you please not send cash in the mail. As a health care facility, we are not accepting visitors to our building at this time and therefore will not be accepting envelope drop-offs. We recommend that pledge envelopes be mailed by May 22nd in order for us to receive it by May 31st, in time to qualify for top fundraising prizes.
Q. When will fundraising prizes be awarded?
A: All prize winners will be announced on September 1st via the Prize page at stedmanhike.ca as well as on the Stedman Community Hospice Facebook page. Winners will receive a call from our office to make arrangements to receive your prize.
Q. Are there other prizes in addition to the fundraising prizes?
A. Yes! A virtual hike allows us to get creative! We will be awarding a $250 VISA gift card for each of the following:
- Most Scenic Hike Photo
- Perfect Pooch Partner Photo
Visit the prize page for full details. (Note: Photos depicting more than one hiker where social distancing hasn’t been observed will be disqualified.)
Q. If we all live in the same house, why can’t we submit a group photo of everyone standing next to each other?
A. We have no way of knowing which participants are from the same household and which are not. To make the contests fair for everyone, social distancing must be observed in all photos to qualify for prizes.
Q. Can I do my hike anytime during the period of May 8th to May 31st?
A. Yes. You can hike on any day during the Hike period, or on multiple days. Regardless of the day you hike, you can continue to fundraise until May 31st to qualify for top fundraising prizes.
Q. Can we still sign up as a team during COVID-19?
A. Yes. Your team can be any size, however, when doing the actual hike, please limit your group to no more than 10 people and observe social distancing. We strongly recommend that team members only hike with members of their own household or hike alone or with your dog. If hiking alone, please do so in a safe manner. Hike during daylight hours and along a familiar route that is well traveled and unobstructed. Remember to tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return.
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 purpose of the website address that I received with 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 under any circumstances.