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Join 600+ families, friends, co-workers, and furry companions for a 5 Km walk at Sikome Lake at Fish Creek Provincial Park we celebrate our loved ones and walk for palliative and bereavement care.
9 am: Registration, pledge drop & T-shirt pick up, festivities (North parking lot)
10 am: Opening ceremonies and walk
After the hike: Wrap up celebrations
Festivities include refreshments, snacks, photo booth, Kids zone, face painting, Doggie Fun Zone, Calgary Stampeders area, and more!
Help us to raise over $100,000 to keep valuable programs and services going! Help bring smiles back to grieving families.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event. please contact our Volunteer Manager.
Hike for Hospice Calgary is an all weather event. Bring a jacket, water bottle, sun screen, umbrella, camping chair (optional) and cash for the Best Seat in the Parade Raffle.
Well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome.
How do I get an event t-shirt?
2020 Hike t-shirts are available to the first 600 hikers. We encourage you to pick them up early at Sage Centre the week prior to the Hike, starting on Monday, April 27th. We do have a limited number of youth t-shirts as well. The remainder will be available on the day of the Hike on a first come basis. Participants are invited to honour their person with us at this meaningful community event in the way that they wish (pictures, signs, shirt designs are welcomed).
Use the #Hike4HospiceYYC hashag on social media and tag @HospiceCalgary to let your network know that you are hiking. Invite your followers to join your team or donate to make a difference in the lives of grieving families.
How strenuous is the Hike?
The route is 5 kilometres on mostly paved, reasonably flat pathways. There are a few minor dips in the path. Families with young children often bring strollers or wagons. The route is not wheel-chair friendly in all places.
How does my donation help?
Hospice Calgary is a not-for-profit organization and fundraising allows us to offer services at both Sage Centre and Rosedale Hospice. We count on donors and supporters like you to raise $100,000 each year during the Hike for Hospice Calgary. Click here to explore a few examples of how your gift of impact helps our clients and patients.
Will I receive a charitable tax receipt for my donation?
Hospice Calgary is a registered charity and all donations $20 and greater will receive a charitable tax receipt. Online donations receive an immediate receipt via e-mail. Please be sure to print it off for your records. Offline donations (cash or cheque) will get a tax receipt mailed to them. Please note: Registration fees are not tax deductible.
How do I get a fundraising sign at the event?
For every individual who raises over $1,000 and every team that raises over $1,500, your name or your team's name will go on a fundraising sign which will be displayed in the festivities area, in the North Parking Lot. Be sure to get your photo taken with your fundraising sign and send it to your supporters! The cut off is April 28th to get your name or your team's name on a fundraising sign.