2021 Hike for Hospice Calgary Goes Virtual

2021 Hike for Hospice Calgary Goes Virtual

Over the past year, we’ve all been faced with the unique challenge of adapting to the ever changing circumstances of COVID-19. With many of us staying home and practicing social distancing, we’ve made the decision to host the 16th Annual Hike for Hospice Calgary virtually once again.

From May 1st – 10th, Hike for Hospice Calgary participants are encouraged to walk/run/bike/hike 5 km in their neighbourhood or on their preferred trail at any time convenient for them within the event’s ten days.

According to long-time hiker, Brendan McCann, “This shouldn’t feel like any other year. This year, next year, and in the next ten years, Rosedale Hospice will still be there. We need to find a way financially and otherwise to keep these services going. We have had a history in Calgary of supporting causes, organizations, and facilities that matter the most to us; Rosedale is one of these places.” Brendan’s sentiments about Rosedale Hospice are the same for each one of our core services; all of which serve a great community need.

It has been a very challenging year for anyone grieving an advanced illness or the loss of someone close to them. This 10-day event offers the opportunity to come together virtually to raise money and awareness for our Hospice Calgary community. With the support of our sponsors and participants, we hope to raise $100,000 for Calgary’s grieving families. 

Registration and fundraising kicks off on March 1st.

Register early to receive a 2021 Virtual Hike for Hospice Calgary t-shirt and early bird registration prices. Visit our website: for more details.

Make the 2021 Virtual Hike for Hospice work for you!

  • Put a little spring in your step! Go for your hike at your local park or venture out to the mountains (while practicing safe social distancing) and continue to make a difference in our community. Make it a family activity with the kids and your pets, or head out solo. The choice is up to you. Or, set a goal and walk on your treadmill at home. Or multiply – how many 5 km’s can you do in 10 days?
  • Do it on your time. Go for your hike whenever you like. All we ask is your hike be completed before or on May 10th, 2021. 
  • Go virtual. Through the power of, we’ve made it possible for you and your team to make donations virtually. Ask your friends and family to pledge and support you as you Hike for Hospice Calgary.
  • Stay connected. We encourage all participants to share their experiences with us on social media (#Hike4HospiceYYC)  or email us videos and photos (
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