The Hike for Hospice took place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the May Court Hospice and the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Hospice Care Ottawa.
We raised over $155,652!
All funds raised at the Hike will go towards the programs and services that Hospice Care Ottawa provides to the greater Ottawa region at no charge.
Our next Hike for Hospice will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2016
May Court Hospice Hike
114 Cameron Avenue, Old Ottawa South
The May Court Hospice hosted its 13th Hike for Hospice this year at its beautiful site along the Rideau River. Many participants came out to hike in memory of a loved one or to show support. Registration began at 8:30am and was run by volunteers from the Bank of Montreal. The opening ceremonies commenced at 9:45 and were hosted by Stu Mills. The hospice had the privilege of hosting his Worship Mayor Jim Watson who made the Proclamation that May 3rd, 2015 would be Hospice Palliative Care Day in Ottawa! A few kind words were shared by Paul Dewar, John Fraser and Marie France-Lalonde. Also in attendance to show his support was Councillor Michael Qaqish. Following the opening ceremonies, Joseph Cull and his lovely assistants Katherine Godding and long-time hike sponsor and hospice volunteer Tracy Arnett got the crowd warmed up with an energetic routine. After limbering up it was off to the Hike with the great Donald MacDonald piping and leading the way. Upon return a delicious meal provided by The Red Apron was had along with live music provided by the Trillium Dixieland Jazz Band and face painting. It was a great day and a big thank you to all the Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers and Hikers!
Photos courtesy of Harry Foster
Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice Hike
110 McCurdy Drive, Kanata
The Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice hosted the second Hike at their beautiful Kanata location in memory of Roly Hein. Participants came out in the beautiful sunshine and were greeted by our many smiling volunteers. The registration opened at 11:30 and the Bank of Montreal volunteers quickly had hikers through the line. The opening ceremonies started at 12:45 and CFRA’s Steve Madely did a great job welcoming the crowd and introducing the many special guests in attendance. Kind words were shared by Councillors Allan Hubley, Marianne Wilkinson, Eli El-Chantiry and MPP Jack MacLaren. As the Hike was dedicated to the memory of Roly Hein, Bob MacLean, past president of R.E. Hein, was invited to say a few words about Roly’s legacy and the future residential hospice that will be named ‘Hein House’ in his honour. Following the opening ceremonies Chris Arnold led the warm up and Vance MacDougall piped the hikers to the Hike route. Following the Hike, a delicious boxed lunch from Algonquin College was provided and guests were treated to the sounds of the Swivel Hips Band while enjoying the post hike festivities including face painting and a bouncy castle. Many thanks to those who participated as well as the countless volunteers who helped throughout the day!
Photos courtesy of Steven Darby
Thank you to our Generous Hike Sponsors
2015 Hike Patrons
2015 Title Sponsor
2015 Community Builders
2015 In-Kind Sponsors & Donors
Live Music at the May Court Hike by:
Live Music at the Ruddy-Shenkman Hike by: