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About the Event

Family Transition Place (FTP) is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting Heidi’s Walk for Hope—an event featuring a 5km walk around picturesque Island Lake—in person on September 18, 2022

This year's event will be a thoughtful combination of Heidi’s Walk and our annual HOPE Project event. These events share the same mandate: to raise funds and awareness towards ending violence against women. We're excited to finally have the opportunity to shift both events from virtual back to in-person at a beautiful outdoor venue while enhancing the collective impact of these two events in generating much-needed awareness and support of our programs and services.

This event will take place in person but a virtual registration option is also available.

This year's event will feature a beautiful 5km walk around Island Lake Conservation Area, local food trucks, a vendor marketplace, an exclusive silent auction, incredible raffle items and an elegant canvas tote bag* complete with high-quality swag items (for first 200 registrants) and a copy of FTP's 2022 HOPE magazine.

GoYoga Orangeville will also be hosting a restorative yoga class at the conservation area's waterside amphitheatre for $20/person. To register for yoga, please visit the GoYoga class registration page. All yoga proceeds will be donated to FTP in support of Heidi's Walk for Hope. Space is limited. 

Sunday, September 18, 2022
Island Lake Conservation Area

9:30 a.m. — Registration opens, complimentary snacks available for participants
10 a.m. — Vendor Marketplace, raffle and silent auction open
10: 40 a.m. — Opening remarks
11 a.m.–12 p.m. — Participants walk the marked 5km trail
12–1:30 p.m. — Food trucks, vendor marketplace, silent auction and raffles continue, guest speakers
1:30 p.m. — Silent auction and raffle winners announced
2 p.m. — Vendor marketplace closes
2–3 p.m. — GoYoga Restorative Yoga (must register separately)
Dogs on leashes and baby strollers are welcome.
Event runs rain or shine.
$40/person (free for children 12 and under)

*Canvas tote bags generously donated by GoYoga Orangeville.

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About Heidi

On September 12, 2009 Heidi Lee Ferguson (nee Bogner) lost her life due to a tragic domestic dispute with her estranged husband. In remembrance of her life, the Ferguson Memorial Walk was created in 2012 to raise awareness and prevent future violence against women. Heidi's Walk proudly honours the legacy of the Ferguson Memorial Walk (2012-2019). These two events have collectively raised over $150,000 in support of Family Transition Place's (FTP's) programs and services. 


About Family Transition Place

Since 1985, Family Transition Place (FTP) has been providing programs and services to women and their children who have experienced unhealthy relationships, including abuse. Whether families need a safe place to live, assistance with legal or residential needs, or the services of a professional counsellor to help guide them on their journey, FTP offers a warm and welcoming environment to anyone who needs it.   Our residential program operates our emergency shelter in Orangeville, Ontario, for women and their children. We provide individual, family and group counseling services to our families staying in the shelter, as well as to our community clients. We offer sexual-assault counselling and workshops for women, men and children, as well as rural outreach, transitional support services and healthy relationship education for thousands of youth.   For more information, please visit www.familytransitionplace.ca.

Have questions about the event? We are here to help! 

Contact Kelly Lee at kelly@familytransitionplace.ca or 

 Brennan Solecky at brennan@familytransitionplace.ca