Thursday, May 23, 2013

Great Strides Walk 2013 Team Details

Hi Carter's Crew 2013!

We are just days away from the big walk!  Thank you for signing up to walk with us once again!  We really appreciate the effort everyone puts in to fundraising and helping us out....we know it is not easy.  Carter's Crew is a bit smaller in numbers this year, but we are inching closer to the $100,000 mark of funds raised since 2008!  That is a great accomplishment, and you guys have been such a big part of that.  Thank you!

Like last year, everyone will be transported by shuttle bus to the park from the Century Park LRT station. ( There is limited parking at the Whitemud park, and you must have a parking pass to park on site.)  If you wish, you are able to drop family members off at the walk, and then go to Century Park to park your vehicle and catch the bus back to the walk site. 

At the park and ride there will be two well marked ETS buses and there will be volunteers to greet you and take you down to Snow Valley.  The buses start running at the Century Park LRT station at 8:30 to 10:00 am and then transporting back to Century Park from 11:30 am  till 1:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your strollers and wagons on the bus as well.

Click HERE for MAP to Century Park LRT station.  It is located at 111 Street and 23 Avenue...where the old Heritage Mall was previously located.
  
Registration is at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk Starts at 10:30 am. You may want to make sure you are on site by 9:30ish to turn in any donations, and pick up your package from us.  Please remember there are no washrooms on the trail, so please go before you head out!  :)


What to bring:
  • Pledge sheets/donations (may want to arrive a little earlier if you have donations to bring in)
  • rain gear if required
  • bug spray/sun lotion  (we will have some, and you can borrow if you like!)
  • comfortable footwear/hat
  • blanket to sit on for lunch (we are throwing in some extra chairs, and some benches are available.)
  • camera
  • Free bottles of water have always been provided in the past, and I am assuming this year will be the same.
What to wear:  We do not have team shirts, so feel free to wear what you like, or wear a shirt from a previous CF walk.  

Where to meet:  When you get off the shuttle bus, please come check in with our team.  We will try to be in the same area as in previous years by the picnic tables...or not too far away.  We will have your tickets for lunches, tickets for goodie bags (under 12yrs), walk maps, stickers etc.  If you can't find us, please give us a call, or send us a text.  Dave:  780-991-5582, or Kim 780-729-5935.

Group Photo:  This is always unpredictable, depending on how the event schedule is organized...but we would like to grab a quick team photo before the walk if possible.  We will try to let everyone know about when/where when you check in with us at the walk.

Pledge sheets:  If you have offline donations and want to turn them in early, please get them to me before Sunday.  We will be there early, and can take care of that part for you if you like.  Otherwise, please make sure you arrive in time to turn them in on walk morning.  You need to have a pledge form for offline donations, with all info filled in correctly.  Please ensure that your donations match the total on your sheet.  Pledge forms can be printed off HERE.

After the walk:  Pick up your lunch, relax, and enjoy the variety of activities that will be happening.  There will be a very short ceremony after the walk.  You are free to leave when you wish, but please come say goodbye so we can say thank you to you in person!

Have I forgotten anything?  If you have any questions, please let us know!

See you Sunday....rain or shine!







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