Hike for family, fun, festivities, and Hospice

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Support ARCH Hospice by coming out to enjoy an afternoon with over one dozen vendors, live music, as well as free kids activities including face painting, balloon animals, carnival treats, and a bouncy house.

The event is taking place at Roberta Bondar Pavilion on May 29.Registration is at 1:00pm and only $25, with kids ten and under free! You’re invited to walk, run, or bike to enjoy the beautiful views of the Sault Ste. Marie waterfront. Motivation stations stocked with plenty of water and goodies will be set up along the trail to keep you going!

This year, the Hike’s title sponsor, RBC, is including a very special “Why I Hike” testimonial booth where participants can share why, or who, they are hiking for. Shawn Bullock, RBC Branch Manager at Wellington, will be hiking “for all local families to have comfort in their final days”. Shawn, as well as over 50 local RBC employees, have supported the RBC Hike for Hospice for the past four years. “Every year it is getting bigger and better – last year we had over 300 participants come out. We’re thrilled to be continuing our partnership and support of such a great cause.”

Shawn explains that supporting ARCH Hospice is not the only reason to come out to the Hike, “The RBC Hike for Hospice is a family event that encourages everyone to be involved. There’s great activities for the kids and a beautiful boardwalk path that’s accessible for every generation. It’s like a mini festival that lets local families enjoy spring.” When asked about the weekend snow and what that will mean for Hike this year, Shawn laughs, “I think we’ve paid our dues – has it been four false starts to spring this year? The weather at last year’s Hike was perfect – it’s really that first weekend of the year where you can get a glimpse of summer and really get out to enjoy it.”

David King, RBC Branch Manager at Second Line, agrees. “Ultimately, it’s about families and community. The driving force behind RBC is helping our communities prosper. ARCH helps our community by providing comfort and care at the individual and family level. It’s important that we continue to support them so they can continue to serve the community.” David has come out each year to Hike with his family, including his dog.

You can collect your $25 registration fee through pledges. Participants are encouraged to raise as much as possible – all proceeds go towards providing comfort to local families. Raising $100 will get you this year’s new ARCH t-shirt, while $150 will also get you an ARCH tote. Our top fundraiser will win a $50 Aurora’s gift card and ARCH gift basket! Rally your friends, coworkers, and family members to join you! You can find pledge forms, more information, and the link to our online fundraising page by visiting www.archhospice.ca/hike.

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