Waterloo Region Crossing's 2018 fundraising trek raised over $5000.
In 2019, the collective fundraising total surpassed $45,000 from over 800 donors.
All funds from Waterloo Region Crossing winter treks have been donated to The Working Centre, in support of their amazing community endeavours.
Thank you to everyone who has donated to our fundraising treks.
We keep our event registration fees low to ensure participation is inclusive and accessible to everyone. As such, we rely on amazing community partners to enable the success of our events through in-kind donations or sponsorship of specific trek components. Together, we can demonstrate the strength of our community and set an example as leaders in social compassion.
Charter Bus Service
On trek day, trekkers rely on a charter bus service to take us to the start line and bring us home from the finish line. Sponsoring charter services for trek day helps greatly by removing one of our most significant event expenses.
Our trek t-shirts provide trekkers with a reminder of their accomplishment. Bonus: trek shirt artwork is commissioned work by local artists.
Wouldn’t it be so lovely to sponsor an item for the trekker kits? The 2019 kits included locally made energy bars, locally made lip balm, trekker bibs, and a reusable tin mug to eliminate paper cup waste on the trek.
Stock the Support Vehicle
On an endurance event like this, the support crew spends a solid 24 hours on the course caring for the trekkers. Donations to stock the support vehicle are very appreciated. This can include a few boxes of power bars, apples, large jugs of water, snacks for the crew, instant coffee, hot chocolate, instant soup, etc.
Stock the Medical Kit
We go through an awful lot of blister care medical first aid materials like Second Skin, Polysporin, Hypafix tape, and medical gloves. Donations of these items help us provide an excellent level of medical care to our trekkers.
The Medical Crew $2000
Our paramedic-led medical crew is on the course caring for trekkers through the full duration of the event
The Tracking System $500
We use a SPOT tracking system that updates our exact location every ten minutes. This allows friends and family to track their loved ones throughout the event, but also provides an accurate location to EMS in the case of a medical emergency.
The Support Vehicles $800
Our support vehicles provides mobile warming and medical stations for trekkers. These are especially essential logistical components during an endurance event in sub-zero temperatures.
The Check Point Buttons $1000
The creation of the CP buttons are designed by local school children, and the buttons are motivational components awarded to trekkers as they reach each checkpoint along the route.