Sashbear Walk 2018

Toronto & Alberta  (FOR ALBERTA WALK DETAILS CLICK HERE)


Who will be there      |      Videos and pictures about the walk      |      In the News      |      FAQ

 

Join the 6th Sashbear 5km Walk Sunday May 27, 2018 and help raise awareness about Emotion Dysregulation.

The walk is a symphony of families, people with lived experience, leading mental health providers, organizations, entertainers, mindfulness practitioners and educators.

To register simply click on "Register" button below:


 

Walk Day Schedule:

  9:00 am:  Registration Begins - Arrive Early!
10:00 am:  KickOff Ceremonies
10:30 am:  Official Walk Start

Activities:

  • Mindfulness walk over iconic Humber Bay Arch Bridge
  • Photo Station with Olympians
  • Speaker's Corner - record testimonial of your walk
  • Memories Board
  • Passport Stations - collect passport activity stamps for a prize!
  • Mascot, Music and so much more!

12:00 pm:  Walk ends

The walk is 5k long and takes 45-60 minutes depending on your pace. However, there is no pressure! Walk or run the full distance or any amount you are comfortable with. Let's enjoy the day!

Location:

The walk will take place on the boardwalk at historic Sunnyside Beach along the shores of Lake Ontario. For location details and map please see Event Information page.

Registration costs:

Until May 7, 2018 - $25 per walker
By May 26, 2018 - $30 per walker
Walk in (on day of walk) - $35 per walker
A student discount of $5 applies to all of the above 

Early Bird All those who register by May 6 will be entered in the early bird draw prize and the first 500 participants will receive a Sashbear Walk t-shirt!

Our Fundraising Goal:

108%

Goal$50,000.00

$53,924.00Raised

NOTE: Special prizes will be awarded to fundraising individuals and the top fundraising team.  To qualify, all donations (online and offline) must be received by 6pm on Saturday May 26th. The 2018 winners will be announced at the walk!  Good luck!

Come out and support our cause!

Our mission is to inspire communities to embrace social and emotional life-coping skills. Sashbear focuses on prevention and early intervention, provides life-coping skills to students, delivers skills training to family members and speaks out around the world.  From Coast to Coast, Sashbear brings skills and hope!

For more details on the work and activities of the Sashbear Foundation, please view our website at sashbear.org.

Can't make it to the walk? you can still support the cause by donating or pledging a participant or team!
 

For participants that would like to collect offline pledges please use the offline pledge form below.


Who will be there

Our kick off ceremonies will start at 10:00 am and include special guests:

Asante Haughton - Inspirational Speaker and Mental Health Advocate.

Passionate about social justice and equality, Asante Haughton is a national award winning mental health advocate dedicated to endeavours aimed at building stronger communities. He is a poet, thinker and speaker who believes in people, global interconnectivity, and positive personal change. Not only has Asante made several TV appearances and been featured in the documentary, "Three Voices," he has spoken internationally, presenting in Canada, the United States, Colombia and most recently, Ireland. In 2017, Asante made noise as a TEDx speaker and was recognized by CAMH as one of the top 150 Difference Makers in mental health in Canada. When not trying to save the world, Asante can be found laughing at his own jokes, Netflix'ing, watching cartoons, and being frustrated with Toronto sports teams. Though Asante can be pretty laid back, he is loud about his advocacy and drive for change as he aims to deliver a message of social awareness, justice, community betterment, and above all, hope.

Actor John Ralston - from Life With Derek, Degrassi and most recently the TIFF feature Mary Goes Round.

Canadian Olympians - Heather and Brittany MacLean

Singer-songwriter - R. Shelley - Three-time Sashbear performer

Performer - Don Campbell

Marie McBride from Cotter N The Act

 

Help us promote this year's walk by sharing this flyer

 

Video and pictures from Borderline Walk

Here is a great video created by Photographer Wajih Adbalnor who captured so beautifully the spirit of the 2017 walk.

And here are a few links to pictures from last year's walk courtesy of Larry Zeligson, Derek Samaha and Diana Fernandez. Just click on the images below:

        

 

The Sashbear Walk in the news...

The Sashbear Walk (previously called The Borderline Walk) has been covered extensively by the media including The Toronto Star, CBC's The National, CTV's W5 "Emotional Rescue" episode, and various local TV news outlets.

Sashbear's Family Connections program was also featured on CBC's Metro Morning and in the following news article.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create or join a fundraising team?
You can create a fundraising team when you register.  Just register as Team Walker and select "Create" or "Join" team.

I already registered. Can I still join a fundraising team?
No worries.  You can join a fundraising team even after you have registered as an individual walker.  Simply login using the username and password you setup when you registered.  Once logged in click on your name and select the "Group Management" dropdown menu option.  From there you can search for a team and join.

I already registered. Can I still create a fundraising team?
You cannot create a new team after you have registered.  However you can ask someone that has not yet registered and would like to part of your team to register and create the team for you. If that's not possible please send us an email at info@sashbear.org and we can create the team for you.  In the email just tell us the name of your team and who should be the captain, then we will reply back to you once the team has been created.

How do I add a cash or cheque pledge to my fundraising page?
For cheque or money order donations you can mail cheque or money order payable to The Sashbear Foundation at 25 Hartfield Rd, Etobicoke, ON, M9A 3C8 and indicate which team or member is being pledged. For donations/pledges over $20, please include full name and address of the individual making the donation to allow tax receipt to be issued. Alternatively, you can bring cheques and/or money order pledges on the day of the walk. Cash donations will only be processed on the day of the walk. Please bring an envelope with your cash or pledge donations to the registration table on the day of the walk and include the fully printed name and address of each person making pledges and the amount of the pledge - Thank You!

Can I get a tax receipt for my donation/pledge?
Yes. The Sashbear Foundation is a Canadian registered charity under registration number 8233 90042 RR0001. Tax receipts will be given for donations/pledges over $20.

I don't have a PayPal account, can I pay using my Credit Card?
Yes, PayPal allows payment directly from a Credit Card even if you don't have a PayPal account. Once you are redirected to PayPal simply click on the option "Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit" and you will be directed to a page where you can enter your credit card info and pay. Please see screens below:


Select the only option available under "Payment Type" upon checkout:

Then, once you are redirected to PayPal, press 'Pay with Credit Card or Visa Debit" in PayPal screen (and then proceed to enter card info):


If you have any other questions please send us an email at info@sashbear.org.

Happy fundraising!!

The Sashbear Team
 

 

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