The Open Minds Walk and Run will be held in Calgary and Camrose on Saturday August 27, 2016 and in Edmonton on September 24, 2016. This year all funds raised will go to support the Peer Support Programs at the branch you choose to participate.
This year registration is free for everyone!
Be proud and show your support by bringing your family and friends to enjoy breakfast, lunch, silent auction and learning more about the individuals who will benefit from your support. Make a powerful statement and create awareness by creating a team of family, friends and co-workers to proudly show support for your loved one affected by schizophrenia. At the event you can decorate your free t-shirt at our art table and proudly walk or run to share the journey with those who live with the illness.
This year’s event will be about story sharing, support and caring for those who need you!
Registration & Fundraising
We'll cover your registration fees if you choose to fundraise for the event. Your fundraising efforts are greatly appreciated and will help continue our Peer Support Programs in the locations where you have chosen to participate.
Each person is required to register and fundraise as an individual, even if you are attending the event as a team. We encourage teams, however registering as an individual allows you to qualify for a prize for your fundraising efforts.
Even though there is no fee to register we ask you complete your registration online here. When you register online, you'll create your very own personal fundraising page to collect donations and view the status of your fundraising efforts. Do you have a personal story about why the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta is important to you? Share it on your page and let your friends and family know why you're walking or running for SSA.
Pick up a brochure at your local SSA branch. Complete the form on the brochure and hand it into your local branch.
9:00am–10:00am Sign in, Pledge drop off, T-shirt, Continental breakfast
9:30am–11:00am T-shirt Art station, Silent Auction
10:00am–10:45am Welcome, Dignitaries, Client Speaker
10:45am Race warm up
11:00am 10k race start
11:15am 5k race start
11:30am 2.5K Walk starts
12:30pm Silent auction close, SSA speaks, Medal Presentation, silent auction winners announced
Anyone is welcome to sponsor the Open Minds Walk and Run. A sponsorship package is developed and available on request, or you can choose one of our standard packages. This year, sponsorship logos will not be included on the brochures but instead on the race t-shirts.