Walk for Food Security on Oct 1!

Promoting Food Security in Central Ottawa!

The Walk For The Centre is returning in 2023 for its eighth year. We will be walking together for food security in central Ottawa. We will again welcome friends, families and teams at City Hall for a traditional walk, rain or shine along the Rideau Canal. As always, 100 percent of net proceeds go to the Centretown Community Food Centre. Plan to join us on October 1st (1:30 to 4 pm).

Thanks to all our donors, walkers and business sponsors for helping us raise over $36,000 in 2022 for the Food Centre, as well as helping us highlight the food insecurity facing many people in central Ottawa.

Sunday, October 1 at Jean Pigott Room, City Hall

  • 1:00 PM Registration and Music
  • 2:00 PM Opening Ceremony
  • 2:20 PM Walk Begins

Sign Up to Walk or to Sponsor a Walker with an Online Donation

The Centretown Churches Social Action Committee and the Centretown Community Food Centre partner with CanadaHelps to process online donations securely. Visit our special walkathon link to make an online donation, or to join a team or sponsor a walker – or sign up to walk yourself! Don’t forget to tell us which walker or team you are supporting. CanadaHelps accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Paypal. Tax receipts are provided. Sign up here:

If you are a member of a church or community walking team, download the pledge form to start collecting donations by cash and cheque. Your team leader can provide more information on how to submit the funds you raise.

Download a Pledge Form

Print off the pledge form (see button below) and share copies with your church team or for friends and family.

Please download and print this form to keep track of each donor if you are planning to write a cheque for the funds you raise on your own or with a team. CCSAC will have a drop off for pledge forms and donations from 1pm to 4 pm on October 1st at City Hall.

If you prefer to donate using a cheque, you can mail it directly to CCSAC (507 Bank Street, Ottawa, K2P 1Z5) with a note indicating if you want your donation to support a particular individual and/or team.

Promote the Walk for the Centre to Friends and Family

Download one of our Walk for the Centre banners (button below), and carry it on the walk. Personalize your banner by decorating it. Give one to your friends and family! Send us a photograph of you with the banner – we’d love to see it!

Calling All Photographers!

Once again we are building an online photo album of Walk For the Centre 2023. Please send pictures and videos of your walk by email to centretownchurches@gmail.com. If you use social media, please share your photos using the hashtag #walkforthecentre to www.Facebook.com/CentreTownChurches.

Thanks to our generous business sponsors, there will be prizes for the following categories:

  • Kerry Kaiser award for the photo that best captures the spirit of the Walkathon
  • Most scenic photo from Walkathon
  • Best decorated Walkathon poster
  • Cutest photo of pet on Walkathon
  • Best candid photo with children on the Walkathon
  • Most artistic Walkathon photo

Check out the prizes from our generous business sponsors here:

Thanks To Our Business Sponsors

Thanks to our generous business partners who have helped to make this year’s walkathon a success

Event Sponsor:
Flora Hall Brewing

Silver Sponsor:
Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen
Centretown Pharmacy
Edward Jones Financial
Maria Pecorella Insurance Agency Ltd.

Bronze Sponsors:
Money Advisors
Escape Clothing Glebe
The Clothes Secret

Supporting Sponsor:
Eddy’s Diner

Prize Sponsors:
Davidson’s Jewellers, Knifewear, Wild Oat, J.D. Adam Kitchen Company, Massine’s Your Independent Grocer, Loblaw’s Isabella, McKeen’s Glebe Metro

Grocery Partners throughout the year:
Massine’s Your Independent Grocer, McKeen Glebe Metro, Loblaws Isabella

Website Design & Marketing Support:
James Smeaton at Highland Multimedia