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Believe in an inclusive community for all? Join us at WALK-OR-WHEEL 2022, in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.

All fundraised dollars will support EAFWR community development initiatives that focus on partnership development, education and awareness and creating opportunities for people with a disability in our community.

Check out the sections below for information on how to register, activities and more!

About Walk-or-Wheel

You are invited to participate in Walk-or-Wheel (WOW) 2022, an EAFWR event that will raise money and awareness to support the inclusion and belonging for people with disabilities and their families in Waterloo Region.

This year, we are challenging everyone to participate in WOW 2022! Regardless of your fitness or activity level, the format is flexible and sure to be a hit with everyone.

We are asking you to collect pledges/donations in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region.

As a registered participant or team member, you will receive a WOW Activities Passport which will include a number of different activities and challenges for you (and your team) to participate in. Choose how you participate, when you participate and how often!

Small-group activities will also be offered this year during our Walk-or-Wheel weeks from June 1 – 12, 2022. Pre-registration will be required for these activities. More details coming soon.

So grab your family, Direct Support Provider, friends and neighbours or participate on your own – get involved and have some fun while knowing you’re making a difference!

It’s easy to participate!
  1. Register online as a WOW 2022 Participant or Team (Registration is FREE)
  2. Start collecting pledges from your family, friends, neighbours, etc
  3. From June 1-12, 2022, participate in WOW 2022! Check out your WOW Activities Passport – complete them all or just complete a few – it’s whatever works for you!
  4. Drop off your cash/cheque pledges from May 1 – June 13, 2022 at the EAFWR Office at 91 Moore Avenue, Kitchener. All pledges MUST be dropped off by June 13, 2022.

As always – we will have some amazing prizes for our top individual fundraiser and our top team fundraiser!

All fundraised dollars will support EAFWR community development initiatives that focus on partnership development, education and awareness and creating opportunities for people with a disability in our community.

How to Register & Collect Pledges

There are TWO ways to register!

Online – Register online on our online PLEDGE website! Sign-up as an individual or join a team to participate. Set up your personalized fundraising page and then spread the word and start collecting pledges!

Offline – Offline – Download a Registration Form & Official Pledge Form. Collect your pledges and submit the cash/cheques from May 1-June 12, 2022 at the Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region office (91 Moore Avenue, Kitchener). All pledges MUST be dropped off by June 13, 2022

How To Register

How To Personalize & Edit Your Fundraising Page

Activities and Challenges

Activities & Challenges

This year Walk-or-Wheel 2022 challenges you to collect pledges and complete as many challenges as you can! Be sure to check out our Resource Section and share your adventures with us on social media @eafwr using #WalkorWheel #BetterTogetherWR for your chance to win a $25 gift card.

❐ Go for a walk/roll/wheel in your neighbourhood

❐ Explore one new trail in Waterloo Region

Play at one of our local accessible playgrounds

❐ Go Forest Bathing

❐ Do some gardening

❐ Go for a bike ride/scooter/skateboard

❐ Kick a soccer ball, throw a baseball, shoot some hoops, play frisbee golf, tennis or golf

❐ Hit the Grand River and go for a paddle

❐ Go Geocaching! Download the app here.

❐ Complete an Scavenger Hunt or Gratitude Scavenger Hunt 

❐ Collect $50 in pledges

❐ Do a virtual fitness class on YouTube (check out our Virtual Choice Board and Accessible Activity Board)

Dance! Check out the Virtual Choice Board for some dance options.

❐ Participate in one of our small group activities (stay tuned for more details!)

❐ Post your WOW participation on social media – be sure to share with @eafwr and use the hashtags #walkorwheel #virtuallybettertogetherWR

Resources

Group activities and online registration will be posted in May, but will occur during WOW 2021 (June 1-14).

Pre-registration will be mandatory. There will be a limited number of spaces available in order to ensure adherence to local COVID-19 protocols

Small Group Activities

Small Group Activities

Want to participate in a small group activity and connect with others? This year we are excited to offer a variety of small group activities that are open to anyone in the community to participate.

Registration is NOW OPEN and there is no cost to participate. During the registration process we do invite you to make a donation to EAFWR and all donations will go towards our WOW campaign.

Registration is mandatory and spots are limited, so please register early!

Online Fitness Class
Thursday, June 2, 2022
2:00 – 2:45 pm
Sponsored by the Spirit Club
Click here to register

Swimming at Forest Heights Community Centre
Sunday, June 5, 2022
2:00 – 3:45 pm
Click here to register

Stroll Walking Tour at Mount Hope Cemetery
Saturday, June 11, 2022
11:00 – 12:15pm
Click here to register

Sponsorship

We rely heavily on the support from our community sponsors to bring you Walk-or-Wheel and this year is no different! 

We have the following sponsorship opportunities available for 2022. If you have any questions, please email Becky Klokoff at becky.klokoff@eafwr.on.ca 

Double the Impact! Sponsor: Make the pledges from our community participants go even
further by matching their donations! You decide whether you want to match up to 25%, 50% or 100% of the donations we receive and make an even bigger impact right here in our community.

Get Active in the Community Sponsor – $500: We will be offering registered small group activities throughout Waterloo Region for our participants. We are proud to hire local instructors in their trade to guide our participants through the experiences Signage at the events will let guests know that your company supports Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region and is committed to accessible active opportunities and supporting local instructors and their businesses. Want to spread the word about your business? We’d be happy to hand out your branded swag at our small group activities. Pens, sunglasses, pads of paper, earbuds, reusable bags, etc. Just contact us today to work out the details!

Swim Sponsor – $500: Be the favourite sponsor this year and sponsor our swim! We hope to rent an accessible pool and provide our participants with an opportunity to get back in the water and have some fun! Signage at the event will be sure to let guests know that your company supports Extend-A-Family Waterloo and is ready to have some fun!

Keep Connected

One of the things we love most about Walk-or-Wheel is being together, getting caught up with friends, the smiles and the laughs. Even though this is not the way we had imagined WOW 2021, we still want to bring you all of those things this year – just in a different way.

We hope these activities will bring you some smiles and help you feel connected until we can be together in-person again (hopefully soon!).

Chalk Your Walk: Decorate your sidewalk and let people know that you are participating in WOW 2022 in support of Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region. Tag @eafwr on social media and use the hashtags #WalkorWheel and #BetterTogetherWR

Past Photos: Have you participated in EAFWR’s Walk-or-Wheel in the past? Share a photo with us of your favourite memory. We can’t wait to see them all! Post on social media and tag us @eafwr

Get Groovy: Turn up the tunes while you’re participating in one of our many WOW Passport Challenges this year! Check it out here: Walk-or-Wheel Playlist on Spotify

Have you shared with us on social media? Everyone who tags @eafwr and tag #WalkorWheel #BetterTogetherWR in a social media post will be entered to win a $25 gift card to a local restaurant or shop of their choice.