Who will you Hike for on Sunday May 15, 2022 at the 18th Annual Hike for Hospice? 

Registration opens at 11 a.m. with 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 boxed 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 or wheel in memory of those they love.

Take advantage of our Early Check-In on Saturday, May 14 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. Parking available on site during Early Check-In.


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! Please note there is no parking available on site on the day of the event.


Prize information

We are offering up some great prizes for our hardworking hikers.

The 1st place fundraiser will receive a $1,000 gift certificate from The Keg Brantford.

2nd place fundraiser will receive a $1,000 VIA Rail gift certificate.

3rd place fundraiser will receive a $450 Gift Certificate from FM Audio

The Top Fundraising Team wins a Dinner for 8 catered in your home by a certified chef!

The Top Youth Fundraiser (under 18) will receive $1,000 in cash, courtesy of Vive-Brant Mechanical! 

PLUS .... 

WIN AN EARLY BIRD PRIZE! Be sure to register and raise $250 by April 23rd to qualify to win one of three $75 VISA gift cards or a $100 Gift Card for Stillwaters Restaurant in Paris!  


VIRTUAL HIKERS WHO PARTICIPATE IN OUR PHOTO CONTESTS HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A $250 GIFT CARD!  Check out the Prize page for details. All registered Hikers receive a commemorative Hike T-shirt, listing the first names of every patient we have had the privilege of caring for since we opened, both at the Hospice & in the community through our Outreach Program. An incentive prize will be provided to all who raise $250 or more! 

 

General Rules

1.     All participants must register for the Hike to receive a t-shirt and be eligible for incentive prizes and prize draws.

2.     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/online form.

3.     An event waiver must be signed by all Hikers before participating in the event.

4.   The Top 3 Fundraisers, the Top Youth Fundraiser and Individual prize draws will take place on May 15. The Top Team prize and Photo Contest winners will be announced on Friday, May 20th. Be sure to have your pledges entered online or submitted in person by 1 p.m. on May 15th to qualify for prizes.      

5.    Team names must be identified on your Pledge Form if you are participating as a Team Member.

6.    There is no limit as to how many members you may have on your team but there must be at least two individuals. Participants are not eligible to win both the Individual Prize and the Team Prize.

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. Online donations are receipted automatically.

9.     Receipts for in-person donations will be sent out no later than August 31, 2022.


REGISTRATION

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 St. Joseph’s Lifecare Foundation office, 445 Grey Street, Brantford.


Q: When can I submit my pledges and collect my t-shirt and prizes (if applicable)?

A:  Attend the "Early Check-In” on Saturday, May 14th 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.
Or
Sunday, May 15th  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you registered and received donations online, but also received cash donations, please hand in your cash donations on or before the day of the event.  If you are participating virtually and live 50 kms from Brantford, we will be pleased to mail your t-shirt to you.)

 

PARTICIPATION

This year you have the option of participating in our live in-person event or virtually.

PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY. If you live in another town or city and wish to support the Hike, you can do so virtually. Simply register and fundraise online. Exclusive for virtual participants: virtual participants have the opportunity to compete in our Photo Contests: "Perfect Pooch Photo” Contest and "Most Scenic Hike Photo” Contest, each with a prize of a $250 VISA card. Visit the Prize page for full details!

 

INCENTIVE PRIZES

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 12th 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 automatically receive an incentive prize on the day of the event.


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 sign in on either May 14 or May 15.  


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 20th. The Team Captain or designate will be contacted to accept the prize.

 

WEBSITE

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:  Why did I receive a url in my confirmation email?
A:  This url 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 and information be shared with third parties/ third party mailing lists? various mailing lists?
A:  We do not share any information you provide us.

 

PARKING

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 14th for pre-registration only.


Q: Is there parking available at the event on the day of the Hike?

A: No. Due to the limited parking availability, all parking will be at LYNDEN PARK MALL lot, in the vicinity of Kelsey’s and Brantford Tourism. Free continuous shuttles, courtesy of Sharp Bus Lines 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 MONTANA'S, SWISS CHALET AND KELSEYS!