Walk for the Centre – Sunday, Oct 4, 2020

Walk for the Centre Is Going Virtual!

Covid-19 has changed us! Walk for the Centre is going virtual. Together in spirit, walking solo – but still walking!

The economic consequences of the pandemic shutdown have been hard for many of our neighbours in Central Ottawa.  We are hoping on October 4th you will walk to support food security in Central Ottawa and raise funds for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre.  It has managed to sustain operations serving clients 2 days a week.  We’ve changed from a client centered service to an over-the-counter bag of grocery food service with social distancing,  face shields, masks and gloves.

 Virtual Walk for the Centre runs from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on October 4th.  You can do a solo 2 or 4 kilometre walk in your own neighbourhood, on your favourite trail,  or on your treadmill at home!  Walk on your own or with family members or others in your personal “bubble”.

We encourage you to register and fundraise online this year. Our website allows you to sponsor an individual or a team, sign up to walk, or simply make a donation.   We thank you for your continued support for the Centretown Emergency Food Centre during this time of the pandemic. Join the fun, enjoy our virtual reality  and walk, for the Centre.

Sign Up to Walk or to Sponsor A Walker with an Online Donation»

The Centretown Churches Social Action Committee and the Centretown Emergency Food Centre partner with CanadaHelps to securely process online donations. Visit our CanadaHelps page to make an online donation, or to sponsor a walker, or sign up to walk yourself.  Don’t forget to tell us which walker or team you are supporting! CanadaHelps accepts Mastercard, Visa, American Express or Paypal. Tax receipts are provided. 

Sign up here:

Promote the Walk for the Centre to friends and family!

Download one of our Walk for the Centre signs, and carry it on the walk.  Personalize your sign by decorating it.  Give one to your friends and family!  Send us a photograph of you with the sign – we’d love to see it!   There will be prizes this year for photos –  including “cutest photo with kids or pets” and  “most scenic walkathon photo”.    Follow us on Facebook for more information (https://www.facebook.com/CentreTownChurches/).

Click the image below to download the Walk for the Centre sign.

Download a Pledge Form»

Print off extra Pledge Forms here for your church team or for friends and family.  Or download and print this form if you are planning to write a cheque or provide cash for the funds you raise.

2020 Walk for the Centre Picture Gallery

We’re building an online photo album of Walk For the Centre 2020 so we can be together in spirit. Please send pictures and videos of your walk by emailing centretownchurches@gmail.com.  

Frequently Asked Questions»

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!

2020 Event Partners»

Thank you to our business sponsors.