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Still Time To Sign Up For “Hike For Hospice”

KAWARTHA LAKES-The 17th annual Hike for Hospice has begun but there is still time to sign up and take part!

Haven’t had a chance to register yet? No problem. There is still time! Virtual Hike for Hospice allows you to register as a team or individual from now until the end of June so grab your shoes, rollerblades or bike.
This is the second year Hike For Hospice has gone virtual due to the pandemic.


“Hike for Hospice is always one of the highlights of our year, and we’re proud to offer this opportunity to bring people together to remember, reflect and celebrate the lives of those they’ve lost,” said Michelle Griepsma, Manager Hospice Services. “We are grateful to live in a community that is so connected, and we are excited for this chance for people to hike together, even while apart.”

Similar to last year, this pledge based event encourages participants to get outside, pick a trail and enjoy hiking, walking, running or cycling throughout the month of June to raise funds for hospice services. Hospice provides support to over 1,000 local residents each year. Whether it’s assisting them through the process of grieving a loved one, providing support through a life-limiting illness, or creating a comfortable end of life, its programs aim to improve the quality of life for people facing difficult situations.

The Spirit Award Winners will be announced at the end of June so be sure to get your donations in! Spirit Awards include Top Individual Fundraiser, Top Fundraising Team and Best Team Spirit. For another chance to win, take a picture and tag us to win a $20 gift certificate to Kawartha Dairy.

Don’t forget to pick up your t-shirt! Grab yours before your big hike! They are located at 152 Angeline St. N in Lindsay, at the back of the building. T-shirt pickup times are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Due to COVID-19, we encourage teams to select one representative to come and pick up the team’s shirts. Please note, a COVID-19 self-assessment and a face covering is required when entering the Foundation office. While sizes and supplies last*

Happy Hiking to all those who are participating! We wish you all a safe and Happy Hike Month. Before you begin your hike, watch the Opening Ceremonies and Moment of Reflection.



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Pamela Vanmeer
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