What do you think of when you hear a cowbell ring? We think of a camper gaining a huge sense of accomplishment while conquering a climbing route on the wall for the first time. What do you picture when you hear a huge roar of a crowd? We imagine a player sinking the game winning three-pointer during Watsa Basketball Camp. What comes to mind when you hear children giggling and laughing together? We see curious and creative children exploring the treehouse on Hidden Acres' playground with endless imagination. All three of these scenarios happen because of our climbing tower, sports courts and playground. But, all of these key parts of our recreation infrastructure will need to either be replaced or significantly repaired for their continued use in the future. To help us begin the process of upgrading these three areas we are inviting you to join us for our 1st Annual Virtual 'Rally for Recreation'.

Our plan is to host the Rally for Recreation each fall for at least the next three years and each year raise money for one of the projects. In 2021, our goal is to raise $15,000 to go towards replacing our climbing tower.

What do we mean by 'virtual'? Virtual means we will not meet together in one place, at one time to participate in the event. You will choose a course, generally near your home, and the time, sometime over the weekend of Oct. 15-17, and participate in the rally where and when it works for you.

So, how do you participate in the Rally for Recreation? It's really easy:

  1. Decide how far you want to walk, hike, bike or run and choose the best course for you near your home
  2. Click HERE to sign up and then share the link to ask your friends, family, neighbours, co-workers, maybe even some strangers to support your efforts and make a donation (charitable tax receipts given for all donations).
  3. Get on out there and have fun! The event is all about recreation after all and recreation is supposed to be fun. So enjoy your journey over the weekend of Oct. 15-17 and share your pictures with us on Facebook or Instagram.
  4. Or, if you would prefer to support the fundraiser but can't participate, you can make a donation by clicking HERE. 

All participants will receive a "Rally for Recreation" neck gaiter which will be mailed out before the event. Register before Oct. 1 to guarantee that your neck gaiter arrives before the race weekend. (Limited quantities available)

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to let us know by sending us an email (info@hiddenacres.ca) or giving us a call (519-625-8602).