300 Hikers. $39,000. Thank you.

It was a beautiful Spring day on Sunday, May 6th when Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham Ltd. held its first annual Hike for Hospice Palliative Care at the Port Perry Fairgrounds.  There were 300 hikers registered and they raised a staggering $39,000 for the ‘Building for Compassionate Care’ capital campaign to bring a residential hospice to Durham Region.  We were delighted to have key benefactors Kevin Morgan and Dave Sidhu join us with their families and friends.  

The event kicked off with speeches from Dr. Steven Russell, Board Chair; Granville Anderson, MPP; Erin O’Toole, MP; and Tom Rowett, Mayor of Scugog Township.  ‘Oyez, oyez, oyez' could be heard far and wide when Town Crier Bill McKee announced the start to the 1, 3 and 5km hike routes around Port Perry.  Kids were kept entertained with face painting and a fire truck, and everyone enjoyed the delicious barbeque that followed the hike.  The outstanding community spirit was really captured in the photos shown below, courtesy of photographer extraordinaire, Aly Miller. 

Special thanks

To Our Hike Coordinator, Lindsay Healey & her amazing team

Elaine Aziz
Heather Finnerty
Joy Hollett
Tish Menzies
Alyson Miller
Tanya Veer-Casey

To Our Sponsors

Copper Branch at 66 Baldwin Street, Brooklin - Veggie Burgers (Trish Paterson)
Dr. Jack and Michelle Cottrell - Volunteers' T-Shirts
Bill Dowson - Music
Sana Imran - Face Painting
Knights of Columbus - Barbeque & Parking (David Robertson)
McDonalds at 14500 Simcoe Street, Port Perry - Coffee Station (Ginger Jackson )
Bill McKee - Town Crier
Aly Miller - Photography
Township of Scugog's Fire and Emergency Services
Trading Post Quality Foods at 920 Whitfield Road, Port Perry - Hamburgers & Hot Dogs

to our many dedicated volunteers and to all of you who helped make it such a tremendous success!