What is the 'Rally for Recreation'?
It's a virtual walk/run/bike/hike to raise money to rebuild or replace parts of Hidden Acres' recreation infrastructure.
Why is it important?
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 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. 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.
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 near future.
In its first year we successfully raised the funds to rebuild our climbing tower and in 2022 we upgraded our playground. This year, the money raised will go towards repairing and updating our Sports Court. We will repair and repaint the surface of the courts, paint new lines for basketball and pickleball, upgrade the posts, backboards and hoops and add a new portable pickleball net with equipment.
What's the cost?
The total project will be approximately $50,000
Who can participate?
When is it?
The weekend of October 27-29, 2023.
Where is it happening?
The Rally for Recreation is happening wherever you are! It means we will not meet together in one place, at one time to participate in the event. You will choose a course and the distance (generally near your home), what activity you want to do (walk, bike, run or hike) and the time (sometime over the weekend of October 27-29) and participate in the rally where and when it works for you.
How do I get involved?
There are three ways to get involved:
- The way to make the biggest impact is to click HERE, 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). Everyone who signs up and joins the rally will receive "Rally for Recreation" neck gaiter which will be mailed out before the event (Limited quantities available. Register before October 6 to guarantee that your neck gaiter arrives before the rally weekend.).
- Support the rally by making a DONATION towards a participant, team or to the camp.
- Help spread the word and share with others about the event.
Will you join us for this year's Rally for Recreation?