Walk to Fight Arthritis Event Details

Arthritis Society

Trish Duncan

June 6, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – If you have not seen the Arthritis Society’s Flash Mob moving it – click here to get you in the mood before reading the following event details!

Thank you for registering for the Walk to Fight Arthritis coming up this Sunday, June 9th in Victoria located at Bayview Place – click here for location map. We are very excited for the big day and hope that you’re all ready and geared up to Move it with us!

Optional fun starts this Friday with a Pre-Event Package Pickup at one of two Revera locations! As a Sponsor for the Walk, they are hosting an Open House on our behalf and for every participant that visits us there – Revera will donate $5 per participant up to $500! You may bring your remaining donations; pick up your Walk T-Shirt and any extra incentives you have earned with your fundraising! For a list of Incentive prizes to get you inspired visit our website at http://www.walktofightarthritis.ca/Pages/Fundraising. And enter to win a beautiful gift basket supplied by Revera & receive a $10 coupon to Mark’s Work Warehouse at each location!

Friday, June 7th 1-5pm Revera Open House/Pre-Event Package Pickup Locations

  • Retirement Living Parkwood Place 3051 Shelbourne St
  • Retirement Living The Kensington 3965 Shelbourne St

Sunday, June 9th Walk to Fight Arthritis Event Day

Registration opens at 9am! When you arrive – please proceed to our Registration booth. Everyone must check in!

  • Submit any cheque or cash donations you have with a completed donation form attached to this email.
  • Pick up your Walk to Fight Arthritis T-Shirt
  • Collect any fundraising incentive prizes you’ve earned!

Stacy from CHEK news will start the Walk ceremony at 9:45am with the Warm up starting at 9:50 where we’ll start to get you Moving!

Our official Walk start time is 10am. New this year is a 45min Chair Yoga class starting at 10:05.

Some of our Walkers and Teams are dressing in some pretty fun outfits! There may be a surprise or two that will be sure to make you smile…

Excitement on site with our Sponsors & exhibitors starts at 9am until our official Walk closing at approximately 11:50am!

•Revera with be hosting Chair Yoga starting at 10:05 for 45mins! If you are not able to Walk – join our Chair Yoga. Or join us when you return from your Walk!

•Bayview Place will have the Highlands Soccer Team on site for fun and games. While Striker, their Mascot, will be participating in the Warm Up with you!

•Diggit will be on site with a Candy Buffet! A great incentive to Walk after spending time at their booth or inspiration to Walk faster to get back to it!

•Nurse Next Door Saanich has generously donated several beautiful gift baskets for our Participant draws and will have their little Pink Mini parked on site.

•Home Instead Senior Care & The Ocean will also be on site along with Face Painting & an Arthritis Experience area.

•Coffee, Heart Shaped cookies and mini boxes of Shreddies will be available for sipping and snacking!

•Bing a Toonie for a Blue Bird – Come and sign a Blue Bird in honour or memory of a loved one. They will be displayed at The Arthritis Society following our event.

•Many incredible prizes donated by our Sponsors & businesses in our community for you! You must be present to win! A noteworthy mention: Chemanius Theatre Getaway Package!

If you have friends & family joining you for the Walk, please have them register online by Friday, June 7th at 11:59pm. If they are more the spontaneous type, they can register on site on Sunday morning! The online donation ability will remain open well after our event for those late fundraisers!

On behalf of all of us at The Arthritis Society and the more than 600,000 men, women and children in BC & the Yukon who live with arthritis thank you for your support.

We’ve Got to Move it!