Colour Walk 2021 #CelebrateLifeWithColour

The 2021 Colour Walk has concluded. Thank you for you making this event our most successful walk yet and helping raise over $57,000 to beautify Hospice!

The Prince George Hospice Palliative Care Society is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Colour Walk fundraiser. We are challenging the community to walk 100 km in the month of May by visiting your favourite walking destinations and our fabulous local parks around Prince George.

Tourism PG Weekly Park Passport
Each week we will highlight a local park to walk in. Share a photo of each week’s park and you will be entered to win a $100 Google Play Gift Card.

Join us on social media for fun games like I spy and a sidewalk chalk drawing competitions with chances to win fun prizes.

This year the funds raised by the Colour Walk will go to revitalizing the garden’s at the Rotary Hospice House to bring some more colour to our house and our guests.

Team Donation Grand Prize
The team that gathers the most donations will win a Family Staycation Package at the Prestige Hotel, a free night stay in the family suite with $100 gift card redeemable at all food outlets (including Cimo) on site.

Offline Donations
Have friends that aren’t comfortable donating online? Fill out this Pledge Sheet and submit it a cash donation to the Hospice Office on their behalf! Once processed by Hospice Staff the donation will be added to your total and they will be sent a Donation Receipt.

Challenge yourself to walk 100 km in May!

Share your story on our Facebook group!

This year you can bring even more colour to your walk with a Colour Dye package containing 5 colours of non-toxic cornstarch dye or as part of a bundle with a Prince George Hospice T-Shirt.

$10 – Colour Packs
5 packages of Non-Toxic cornstarch Colour Powder

$20 – Child Package
5 packs Colour Powder, Child T-Shirt, Sunglasses & Sticker

$25 – Adult Package
5 packs Colour Powder, Adult T-Shirt, & Sticker

Featured Park of the Week

Share a photo of each week’s Featured Park and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Google Play Gift Card.

BLUE WEEK
Cottonwood (May 3rd – 9th)

Cottonwood Island Nature Park has 2.2 kilometers of relatively flat trails. A local favourite, visitors will enjoy the many winding trails along the river and close-up views of the historical CN Rail Bridge that was built in 1914. To access the park, you can park your vehicle in the lot next to the Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum, or get into the park by following the Heritage River Trail or the Centennial Trail.

Keep your eyes peeled for the many unique carvings that are scattered across the cottonwood trees throughout the park. These carvings were done by local resident Elmer Gunderson, who’s work can also be purchased in the Prince George Visitor Centre.

Other amenities at the park include washrooms, a picnic shelters, benches and picnic tables, a canoe launch, and a paved boat launch. Due to the relatively flat trails, a good portion of this park is accessible with a wheelchair, scooter, or stroller.

Blue Sponsor

PINK WEEK
L’heidli T’enneh Memorial Park
(May 10th – 16th)

Formerly known as Fort George Park, Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park was renamed in 2015 to recognize the area had once been a Lheidli T’enneh village. Pets are not allowed except along the Heritage River Trail System when they must be leashed at all times.

You can access the park from 17th avenue or Beacott Place, next to the Exploration Place. Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park features a playground, a spray park, and the Little Prince mini-steam train railroad for young children. It also features the Kiwanis Bandshell, Beach volleyball courts and many picnic sports, benches, and washrooms.

The Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Pavilion opened on National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2018. The Pavilion represents a partnership between the City of Prince George and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and features steel beams with ceilings made of Douglas-fir panels.

The park is quite flat with paved paths therefore it is accommodating for wheelchairs, scooters, or strollers.

Pink Sponsor

PURPLE WEEK
Moore’s Meadow Nature Park (May 17th – 23rd)

Moore’s Meadow Nature Park is a 60-hectare nature park is situated within a glacial kettle – a unique geological feature formed after the ice age – and named after adventurer Charles W. Moore. The park boasts a forested hillside area and open meadow.

With approximately nine and a half kilometers of trails the park provides a wide variety of landscape. This park also has an off-leash dog area so feel free to bring your furry friend, just make sure they aren’t off-leash until the meadow.

There are many access points to the park. Two of the best options are off of Foothills Boulevard or Zimmaro Crescent.

Purple Sponsor

YELLOW WEEK
LC Gunn Park (May 24th – 30th

The main LC Gunn Park trail follows the bluffs above the Fraser River and offers great views of Prince George and the Lhiedli T’enneh Memorial Park. Located only a few minutes from downtown, the park’s trails trace a similar route travelled by earlier railway surveyors. The rustic trails are shared by dog walkers, joggers, and mountain bikers.

To access LC Gunn, head east from downtown Prince George on highway 16 and take a right onto Guay Road. Follow Guat road directly into the LC Gunn Park parking lot. If you choose, you can walk the entire trail and end up near the Simon Fraser Bridge and highway 97. Be sure to bring your hiking shoes, as the 3.5 km trail each way has some significant climbs!

 

Yellow Sponsor

Event Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Colour Sponsors

PURPLE SPONSOR

Canadian Vocational Training

PINK SPONSOR

Blue Sponsor

YELLOW SPONSOR

With Support From

Tourism PG

How to Register and Other Information

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Learn more about their system and how to use it by visiting https://donorhelp.canadahelps.org/en/articles/what-is-peer-to-peer-fundraising/

 

How to join as an Individual:

  • Go to our registration page http://bit.ly/ColourWalk2021
  • Click “Join as Indiviual”
  • Create your personal page by filling out the required fields and creating a password. Please note that registration is FREE, but you can purchase T-Shirts and or Colour if you wish.

How to Join a Team:

  • Go to our registration page http://bit.ly/ColourWalk2021
  • Click “Join a Team”
  • Browse the teams listed once you found the team you would like to follow click on ” Join this Team”
  • Then you will be required to create your personal page that will then be linked to that Team.

How to create a Team:

  • Go to our registration page http://bit.ly/ColourWalk2021
  • Click ” Create a Team”
  • Create your own person profile page first or log in if you have already created it.
  • Follow instructions then share your team page with friends and family so they can join too.

How to collect pledges:

  • Once you have created your personal page you will receive a link that you can share with friends and family, that will take them directly to your donation page. If you are part of a team, your total will go towards that team.

How to purchase T-shirts and or Colour after you have already registered:

  • Go to http://bit.ly/GetColour
  • Sign in with your information you had registered under and proceed to shop.
  • Please note, T-shirts may take up to 1 week to be ready for pick up. We will notify you once your purchase is available for pick up.

How to pick up your Colour/T-shirt package:

  • Once you have received your e-mail that your package is ready for pick up, you can come by our Office at 1506 Ferry Ave (building facing Ferry Ave) We are open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm