JOIN US FOR TORONTO’S
8TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK

Saturday, May 9th, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Woodbine/Ashbridge’s Bay Park, 1677 Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Not every hero can run at the speed of light or jump over tall buildings in a single bound. Some heroes make a difference by simply giving a smile at just the right moment or extending a helping hand to a friend when needed the most. Regardless of how you define a hero, one thing is for sure — a hero is someone who changes the lives of others everyday. This is exactly what you will be doing when you join us for the Toronto Buddy Walk.

Join the Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT) and walk for awareness and raise funds for Down syndrome!

Promote a proud Canada where ALL are welcome, where we embrace diversity and where we value everyone’s genes equally!

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Join us on the walk to help raise awareness

WALK WITH US

Register as a team or individual & collect pledges

REGISTER

Sponsor a Team

SPONSOR

Sponsor a Participant

SPONSOR

SHARE WITH FAMILIES, FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK . . .

NEW & EXPECTANT PARENT PROGRAM

Provides resources, information and mentoring upon learning of the diagnosis.

PAL PROGRAMS

Events and activities focused on developing and nurturing a social network while learning and having fun with peers.

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

Workshops, information sessions and guest speakers educate members of our community on a wide variety of topics.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Skill-based support groups for parents to help cope.

SOCIAL EVENTS

Events for parents, guardians and adult caregivers to support one another, share information, resources and advice.

BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER

Events to support and grow our community on an ongoing basis.

CREATE YOUR TEAM

Gather your family, friends, co-workers and furry friends to join us in support of the Buddy Walk!

VOLUNTEER WITH US

Volunteers are the heart of our community. Give a piece of your heart and become a DSAT volunteer! For a small amount of your time, you can make a BIG difference in someone's life.

OUR BUDDY WALK SPONSORS

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Interested in sponsorship information? Contact info@dsat.ca.

PLATINUM SPONSORS

BMO Platinum Buddy Walk Sponsor
CIBC Platinum Buddy Walk Sponsor

GOLD SPONSORS

Boardwalk Gold Buddy Walk Sponsor
Leons Gold Buddy Walk Sponsor

COMMUNITY MEDIA SPONSORS

Metroland Community Media Buddy Walk Sponsor

8th Annual ‘Buddy walk’ brings awareness, funds for Down syndrome

Buddy Walk Location

BUDDY WALK DETAILS

  • The Toronto Buddy Walk is location at Woodbine/Ashbridge’s Bay Park, 1677 Lake Shore Boulevard East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • The walk is approx 3 km along the Boardwalk Trail – Woodbine Beach Park/Ashbridge’s Bay Park to Kew Gardens Park
  • Registration is free and will be held in the Woodbine Picnic Area #2
  • T-Shirts will be available for sale onsite (adult, youth, and toddlers sizes)

There are a number of parking options available.

View parking lot locations and rates

  • line up your sponsors and obtain complete address information
  • try to collect your pledge money beforehand
  • make any cheques payable to The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto
  • advise sponsors that tax receipts will be mailed for pledges of $20.00 or more

BUDDY WALK ITINERARY:

  • 10:00 am Registration/Donation Drop-off
  • 10:00 am Face Painting
  • 10:00 am Team photos (10 am to 1 pm)
  • 10:30 am Ten Minute Warm-Up with Bust a Move
  • 10:40 am Opening Remarks
  • 10:45 am Guest Speakers
  • 11:00 am Countdown to begin the Walk
  • 12:00 pm Walk ends (Food & Beverages, more Team Photos & dancing with Bust a Move)
  • 12:15 pm Congratulate walkers; Thank Vendors, Sponsors and Volunteers
  • 12:20 pm Draw prizes
  • 12:25 pm Remarks from DSAT
  • 12:28 pm Closing remarks
  • 12:30 pm Puppet Show
  • 1:00 pm Buddy Walk ends

TAKE PART IN OUR BUDDY WALK CHALLENGE

By challenging our community to fundraise, we are able to better provide resources and information to families, supports for educators and healthcare providers and support parents with workshops, advocacy and outreach. Every amount raised impacts a life. As fundraising targets are met, you and your team will earn fun rewards at the Buddy Walk.

You have the opportunity to receive one of the following rewards for your hard work and determination.

Raise $5000 + in pledges:

Have your choice of one of the following rewards
• Toronto FC – 4 premium tickets
• Apple TV 32GB 4th Generation
• JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
• $200 Visa Gift Card

Raise $2500 + in pledges:

Have your choice of one of the following rewards
• Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera
• ION Party Rocker Express Bluetooth Karaoke Machine with Light Show
• Google Home Mini
• Beats by Dr. Dre EP On- Ear Sound Isolating Headphones with Mic
• $100 Visa Gift Card

Raise $1000 + in pledges:

Have your choice of one of the following rewards
• Google Chromecast
• Amazon Echo Dot
• Roku Express Media Streamer with Remote
• $50 Visa Gift Card

Please note:  A team or individual is only eligible for one reward.  Team rewards will be awarded to the team captain.

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