Swim for Hospice

6th Annual Swim for Hospice

Sunday August 27, 2017


Do you want to get wet for a good cause?

Swim for Hospice is one of our Signature Events and is a great opportunity for you to get wet for a good cause!
Our fundraising events help to ensure that the end of life care, programs and services continue to be offered free to those in Huntsville and the surrounding areas.  Help us make a big splash towards our fundraising goal of $25,000 by participating in Swim for Hospice.

There are three ways to support the Swim for Hospice:

  1. If you are not swimming but would like to donate to the Swim or make a donation to a Swimmer click on the “Donate Now” button below

2 Make a Splash by becoming a SWIM DAY PARTICIPANT! On Sunday August 27 Joy Jarvis, a local long distance swimmer, will complete a 12 km Swim for Hospice.  Joy will leave from the Huntsville Town Docks, swim the Muskoka River, out and around Centreview Island in Lake Vernon, and return to the Huntsville Town Docks.  SWIM DAY PARTICIPANTS will join Joy Jarvis along the route and swim for 3 km, 2km or 1 km.

 a) There is a required donation (registration fee) of $50 per swimmer which will be waived if you raise a minimum of $100.00 or more in donations
b)  You must register by Friday August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm; pre-registration for the swim is mandatory as we need to know the number of swimmers to ensure that we have the right number of volunteers, kayaks and support boats.
Please refer to “Choose Your Method of Registration and Fundraising”  below for further details
c)  On swim day, you must check in at 9:00 a.m. at the Swim for Hospice Check-in table, Huntsville Town Docks at River Mill Park
d)  A Swimmer’s Manual will be emailed to you Monday August 21, 2017
e) If you did not provide an email address on your registration form, please pick up a Swimmer’s Manual between Monday, August 21 and Friday, August 25, 2017 at Hospice Huntsville

3.  Not able to join us on Swim Day? Make a Splash by CREATING YOUR OWN SWIM

You have all summer to do your favourite swim in a lake, river or pool!

All you need to do is:

  • Choose the distance or challenge you are going to swim and name your swim
  • Complete the “Create Your Own Swim Registration Form ” and submit your donations to Hospice Huntsville by Friday, September 4, 2017.  Your donations can be made online or through a paper Pledge Form as noted below.


Choose Your Method of Registration and Fundraising:

  • One-step Online Registration & Fundraising:  Register and create online fundraising pages using CanadaHelps  Online Fundraising system.  Please select Join as an Individual as your swim registration is part of this process. If you have any difficulties entering information on the CanadaHelps system, please contact CanadaHelps at 1-877-755-1595.
  • Download a Registration Form, print and submit to Hospice Huntsville:
  • Once you have registered as described above you can use a paper pledge form to collect cash or cheque donations.
    • You can download a Paper Pledge Form or pick one up at Hospice Huntsville/Algonquin Grace, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville, Ontario

 Stash Your Swim Cash:
Avoid the line-ups on Swim Day by dropping off your completed Pledge Form(s) and monies to:
Hospice Huntsville/Algonquin Grace Residential Hospice, 100 Frank Miller Drive, Huntsville
Thursday August 24, 2017 
10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 5pm-7pm



Donate to Swim for Hospice 2017 and help us reach our $25,000 goal!

Tax Receipts

Donations made through CanadaHelps will be receipted by CanadaHelps electronically.

All cash or cheque donations of $20.00 or more will receive an income tax receipt issued by Hospice Huntsville.


If you have a question about Hospice Huntsville or the Swim for Hospice, please call (705) 789-6878 or email hospiceh@vianet.ca


Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making the 2017 Hike for Hospice & Swim for Hospice possible.  Our sponsors proudly demonstrate their commitment to our local communities and to end-of- life-care!

We have many excellent opportunities for your business to support the Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice.  If you are interested in receiving a Sponsorship Package or becoming a 2018 Hike for Hospice Huntsville/Swim for Hospice sponsor please contact Hospice Huntsville at (705) 789-6878 ext. 236 or email: hospiceh@vianet.ca

Visit our Sponsorship Page for further information and to support our 2017 Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice Sponsors

Looking for a way to give back to your community?

Volunteers are needed for the morning of Sunday August 27th.
Volunteers are required for:
Event set up, swimmer registration/check-in and kayak support crew.
Contact Hospice Huntsville if you can help: 
Telephone: 705-789-6878
Email: hospiceh@vianet.ca