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Walkathon2021-11-17T16:31:34+00:00

Together in spirit – and still walking

Thanks to everyone who supported the 2021 walkathon to raise funds for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre and to highlight the food insecurity facing many people in central Ottawa.

Our traditional walk around Parliament Hill was again virtual due to ongoing pandemic constraints. We were together in spirit though, walking solo or with friends.

Thanks to all our donors, walkers and business sponsors for helping us raise over $37,000 for a good cause.

Photo Contest Winners

Thanks for Promoting the Virtual Walk For the Centre!

Thanks to our generous business sponsors, as their help enabled CCSAC to award prizes for some of the many great photos submitted by walkers. Congratulations to the prizewinners:

Kerry Kaiser Award for photo that best captures the spirit of the Walkathon:
Team of walkers (St. Andrew’s Rob Robertson Walkers)

Most Scenic Photo from the Walkathon:
In the woods (First Baptist Church)

Best Decorated Walkathon Poster:
Decorated with heart (St. Andrew’s Rob Robertson Walkers)

Best Candid Photo of Children:
Active walkers heading out (Centretown United Church)

Cutest Pet Photo:
Dog with Poster and Canoe (Canadian Martyrs Church)

Most Artistic Walkathon Photo:
Walkers in the woods (St. Peter’s Lutheran Church)

2021 Walk for the Centre Picture Gallery

Enjoy our online photo album of Walk for the Centre 2021. Photos shown here from the Walk sent in by- Allison Dingle, Anisha Eipe, Heather Duggan, Kathleen Arsenault, Mary Mussell, Lorna Kingston, Pauline Robert-Bradley, Rob Sheffield.

Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve got questions! We’ve got answers!
I want to walk for the Centre! What do I need to do?2021-08-26T14:07:17+00:00
  1. Register online
  2. Spread the word to your online network via email or social networks like Facebook.
  3. Get sponsors and collect donations.
  4. Walk on October 31
What is a Virtual Walkathon?2021-07-28T21:49:09+00:00

We are still walking this year… but some aspects of our Walkathon will be online again this year.

We will have virtual teams on our ‘Walk For The Centre’ webpage, but we will walk together in spirit only – there won’t be a physical walk together downtown as we usually do. Each participant will walk 2km or 4km anytime between 1-4pm on October 3, in your neighbourhood, favourite trail, or anywhere you’d like to!

How do I register?2021-08-26T14:08:37+00:00
How can I raise funds in a Virtual Walkathon?2021-08-26T14:06:39+00:00

Online donations are the most efficient way to fundraise this year.  Walkers and sponsors are encouraged to register and donate online at this link:   https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/centretown-churches-social-action-committee/p2p/Walk/

Do you accept cash and cheques?2021-07-28T21:54:09+00:00

We’ll take your cash and cheques too!

The Pledge Form can be used to collect funds for the walkathon by cash or cheques.  Cheques are preferred over cash this year.  For a drop-off location, talk to your CCSAC representative or email us at contact@centretownchurches.org.  Be sure to get donors’ and sponsors’ mail and/or email information so we can send a tax receipt.

Alternatively, you can send cheques to CCSAC, 507 Bank Street, Ottawa K2P 1Z5.

How do I sponsor a walker or a team online?2021-08-26T14:05:08+00:00

Go to the following page to make a payment using your credit card:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/centretown-churches-social-action-committee/p2p/Walk/

Be sure to tell us which walker or team you want to sponsor.   When you click ‘Continue with My Donation’, you’ll be transferred to a secure page to enter your payment information.

Where can I download a Pledge Form if I am not signing up online?2021-08-26T14:03:41+00:00
I just want to make a donation. How can I support this year’s “Virtual” walkathon?2021-08-26T14:10:22+00:00

Our Walk for the Centre fundraising page allows you to sponsor an individual or a team, or just make a general donation. Go to:

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/centretown-churches-social-action-committee/p2p/Walk/

Alternatively, you can send cheques to CCSAC, 507 Bank Street, Ottawa K2P 1Z5.

How do I get a tax receipt during COVID-19?2021-07-28T21:57:47+00:00

For online donations – CanadaHelps automatically issues a tax receipt.

For donations by cash or cheque – CCSAC, a registered charity, will issue charitable receipts for any donation of $20 or more.  Upon request, we will issue a charitable receipt for lesser amounts.  We will need your sponsor’s email or mailing address in order to send them a tax receipt, so make sure they fill in the Pledge Form.

A reminder that it is easiest to collect donations immediately from your sponsors when you sign them up, rather than trying to chase them down again after the walk.

Where do I walk on Sunday, October 3?2021-07-28T21:58:17+00:00

Up to you!  You are free to walk anywhere you choose on October 3th.

Plan to walk anytime from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Plan your own 2 or 4 km Walk For The Centre, be it in your own neighbourhood or even on the treadmill in your own home!  You are also free to follow one of our traditional routes up to Parliament Hill, or do a hike along one of your favourite trails.

Can I collect donations of food or toiletries?2021-07-28T21:58:48+00:00

Thank you for considering this but, because of COVID-19, the Food Centre is not collecting food or toiletry donations at the moment.

I have another question. Who can I ask?2021-08-26T14:01:33+00:00

Ask us! Use the Contact page on our website or send us an email at contact@centretownchurches.org. We’ll get back to you at the earliest!

A Big Thanks To Our Sponsors

  • Platinum Sponsor: Flora Hall Brewing
  • Gold Sponsor: Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen
  • Silver Sponsors: Money Advisors, Absolute Results, Capital Home Hardware, EQL Quatrosense Environmental Ltd.,
  • Supporting Sponsor: Centretown Pharmacy
  • Grocery Partners throughout the year: McKeen Glebe Metro, Loblaws Isabella, Massine’s Your Independent Grocer
VIEW OUR DETAILED 2021 SPONSORS PAGE

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