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About the Event

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. Last year's virtual event raised over $13,000 in support of FTP's essential programs and services. 

FTP invites you to join us at an outdoor event taking place at Island Lake Conservation Area, which will combine two of our major fall fundraisers: Heidi’s Walk and The HOPE Project. This event will feature a 5k walk around the beautiful Island Lake. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in person to remember Heidi and to walk with HOPE to end domestic violence.

Sunday, September 18, 2022
Island Lake Conservation Area
Registration and more details to follow

If you're not able to join us in person, we will have a virtual walk registration option available as well.

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