Hike for Hospice Huntsville

For the First Time Ever…..

Create Your Own Hike- Every Step Makes a Difference

As a Solo, As a Family or As a Virtual Team

This year we may not hike side by side,
but we can still support Hospice Huntsville & end of life care in our community!

 October 4, 2020 to October 18, 2020

What is the Hike for Hospice?

The Hike for Hospice is a nationwide event hosted by hospice and palliative care organizations. This event occurs annually on the first Sunday of May and kicks off National Palliative Care Week .  This year, 2020, looks a little different.  Due to health restrictions and keeping our community safe we are introducing a new opportunity to Create Your Own Hike.
The hike will still help build awareness and raise funds to ensure individuals and their family members, facing end of life situations receive support at no charge.
The hike is also a way to celebrate and honour our loved ones in a special and meaningful way.
100% of the funds raised by Hospice Huntsville stay in our community


Create Your Own Hike – Every Step You Take Makes a Difference!

When you participate in Hike for Hospice Huntsville’s Create Your Own Hike Event from Sunday, October 4th to 18th, 2020, you will be hiking in support of World Hospice Day on October 10th in support of caregivers, and in support of those with terminal illness.  The funds raised by our participants stay in our community and help us continue to provide care and support free of charge to individuals who are facing end of life situations. This care and support are also extended to the individuals’ families and caregivers and is provided in a setting of their choice.

Your participation will help ensure our community members receive the end-of-life care they wish for and deserve.

The Hike is also a way to celebrate and honour our loved ones in a special and meaningful way.

Hike Dates:
Sunday, October 4th  to Sunday, October 18th, 2020

There are 2 Options:
You can choose a setting of your choice:  Walk a trail, Stroll your neighborhood,  Ride your bike, Run on your treadmill, Walk the dog, Go solo or get your social bubble together and create a team.    OR   2.  If you are not comfortable in these challenging times to get out and about, then be an Armchair Hiker and still raise funds for Hospice Huntsville.

We ask all participants to take photos and send them to us at hospiceh@vianet.ca.  Take pictures of who you are with, how you are participating, your hiking boots, your pets that are participating, the sites and scenes along the way.

Registration Forms and Paper Pledge Forms
 please see links below to download, or in the entrance vestibule at Hospice Huntsville/Algonquin Grace.  Fundraising can be done through Canada Helps on-line platform, by use of paper pledge forms, or use both!

Create Your Own Hikers:
Once registered to physically walk, grab your hiking boots/sneakers and hit the trails or treadmill or by whatever means you choose.


Start Fundraising Today!

Step 1:  Download a Registration Form:

Create Your Own Hike Registration Form – 2020 Pledge Form – Hike for Hospice 2020

Step 2:  Register for online fundraising with Canadahelps.  You can register as an individual or as a team.
Click here:   https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/hospice-huntsville/p2p/HikeForHospice2020

Step 3:  Download a pledge form for all cash & cheque donations.  Pledge Form – Hike for Hospice 2020

Step 4Have fun Creating Your Own Hike!


Hiking/Walking Ideas

We are so fortunate to live in beautiful Muskoka with endless hiking and walking trails
Huntsville Area Trails:  http://www.muskokatrailscouncil.com/trailguide/town-of-huntsville/
Lake of Bays Area Trails:  http://www.muskokatrailscouncil.com/trailguide/township-of-lake-of-bays/
Limberlost Forest & Wildlife Reserve: https://limberlostforest.com/activities/hiking-trails/
Dorset Area Hiking/Walking Trails: http://www.dorsetcanada.com/attraction/walking-hiking-trails/
Algonquin Provincial Park: https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/algonquin/activities
Arrowhead Provincial Park:  https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/arrowhead/activities
Muskoka Trails: https://www.discovermuskoka.ca/things-to-do/hiking-trails/



If you have any difficulties entering information online with CanadaHelps, please contact Canada Helps directly at 1-877-755-1595.

If you have a question about Hospice Huntsville or the Hike, please email us at tbadger.hospiceh@vianet.ca


Prizes!  Did you say Prizes?!

Top Team, Top Team including Corporate Matching Fundraisers. and Top Individual Fundraiser prizes will be determined based on all funds received by midnight October 18, 2020.
New this year!   Prize for the best dressed pet participating in Create Your Own Hike


Coming This Fall:  Memory Tree

This year the Memory Tree will be available outside of Hospice Huntsville/Algonquin Grace for you to write a note to your loved one and clip it to the tree.
We are taking extra precautions: Please be sure to sanitize your hands before and after writing your note.  Please bring your own pen.
All notes will be planted with the Memory Tree by our Gardening Volunteers.
*Please check back for dates the Memory Tree will be on display


Hike for Hospice is a Signature Fundraising Event. Under the Hike for Hospice umbrella, there are three fundraising activities:

1. Purple Boot Campaign:

New!  You can now donate “virtually” to our Purple Boot Campaign!  We have set up a fund on CanadaHelps to donate directly to our annual Purple Boot campaign from the comfort of your own home.
Please donate when you see a purple boot!  If your business would like one of the Purple Boots, please contact Tracy, Signature Events Coordinator, 705-789-6878 ext. 213 or email tbadger.hospiceH@vianet.ca.Purple Boot Campaign: During the month of September, look for the Purple Boots at your local businesses in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays/Almaguin Highlands area.
• Please donate when you see a purple boot!
• If your business would like one of the Purple Boots, please contact Tracy Badger, Signature Events Coordinator, 705-789-6878 ext. 213 or email tbadger.hospiceH@vianet.ca.

2. Hike for Hospice: New!  Create Your Own Hike!    Sunday October 4, 2020 – Sunday October 19, 2020.

3. Purple Tea Party: Postponement of Purple Tea Party. Hospice Huntsville has made a decision to postpone the Purple Tea Party until further notice. We have a responsibility to the community to limit the risks of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Tickets sales are refundable or will be valid for a future date.  Thank you for your support.






Thank you to our generous sponsors for their commitment to the 2020 Hike for Hospice & Swim for Hospice.  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 2021 Hike for Hospice Huntsville/Swim for Hospice sponsor please contact Hospice Huntsville at (705) 789-6878 ext. 260 or email: hospiceH@vianet.ca

Visit our Sponsorship Page to support our 2020 Hike for Hospice and Swim for Hospice Sponsors

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