2014 Buddy Walk
All Buddy Walk information is on this page. Keep scrolling to the bottom to read the details of the walk. Choosing “Click Here to Pledge or Pre-Register online” will take you past the walk details directly to the form.
Although all online donations are being processed through PayPal, you may choose to enter your credit card information rather than create a PayPal account. Just fill out the form, and click Submit. You will be given a choice to use your PayPal Account or a Credit Card.
Pre-Registration Options for Walkers
Please Note: Even if you Pre-Register, you must still check in at the Registration Tent on the day of the walk. This will enable us to confirm the number of walkers for each team and determine our winner for the team with the most buddies!
ONLINE – Registration is available online prior to the walk. Just click the link below and complete the form. If making a donation online, register the full information for the person who will be receiving the tax receipt. Be sure to list the full name of the person for whom you are walking in the appropriate box (add team name in brackets if you’d like). A separate box on the same form is provided to list all other family members in the same household who will also be walking. Extended family and friends can complete the pre-registration form in the same way; one for each family unit. If you wish to make your donation online, it must be done at the time you pre-register. You will not be able to get your registration form back to add the donation. You may, however, choose to donate on site on September 28th. Please Note: Although all online donations are being processed through PayPal, you may choose to enter your credit card information rather than create a PayPal account. Just fill out the form, and click Submit. You will be given a choice to use your PayPal Account or a Credit Card.
Names of registrants can also be emailed to the registration chairperson by a team leader (parent/caregiver of the walker) as in the past. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please group participants into family units (those living under the same roof) so they can be listed together on the registration sheet. Also, be sure to indicate the full name of the person for whom you are walking. Complete the pledge form below for any donations you collect.
About the Walk
Name your team and decide on a way to identify each of your members. Dollar stores and Thrift stores can be helpful for this. At past Buddy Walks we have had teams wearing boas, t-shirts, all kinds of hats, arm bands, etc.
Have the most buddies on site at the walk to be acknowledged and receive a plaque noting your accomplishment! Be sure to tell your team members to go to the registration tent and sign in, even if you have collected their donation already.
Be the team that submits the most pledge money by the end of the walk to be acknowledged and receive a plaque noting your accomplishment.
Our walk is about 3.5 km. The entire walk is on either a concrete sidewalk or an asphalt bike/walking path so it is stroller and wagon friendly. It starts at the front of the CMU North Campus building, goes south along Shaftesbury Blvd., west along Grant Avenue, north along a bike/walking path through the Assiniboine Forest, east along Roblin Blvd, then south along Shaftesbury back to CMU.
On Site Registration
Head over to the small tent to register and submit any donations you have brought along. You are encouraged to consolidate your cash pledges and write a single cheque rather than bringing us the cash. Even if you registered online, you must still check in at the Registration Tent on the day of the walk. This will enable us to confirm the number of walkers for each team and determine our winner for the team with the most buddies!
In the Big Tent
– Music by Luke and Murray. Clink the link to check out their website…we know you will love their music!
– MDSS Buddy Walk Hoodies on sale. Only size large left, but at 2 for $25.00 you can’t lose!
– Children’s Activities – games, face painting, mascots, etc.
– Silent Auction
– 50/50 Tickets
– Food: $4.00 will get you a nice large piece of Domino’s pizza and a soft drink or water. All proceeds from the sale of pizza and drinks are donated back to MDSS!
– There will be bottled water available to pick up at the start of the walk.
– Several stations along the walk will have little ‘treats’
– None other than Winnipeg’s own Fred Penner will delight us with his wonderful music when we return from the walk. Click the link to check out his website.
– Cupcakes! We are going to need some nourishment after our walk, so you will find a selection of cupcakes available. Gluten free cupcakes will be available by request to those requiring them.
– Silent Auction and 50/50 Draws.
If you are interested in volunteering at the 2014 Buddy walk, Click here.
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