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$55,000 Goal
63% of Goal
$34,696 Raised

Strides to End Homelessness is Kelowna's Gospel Mission's annual fun, family-friendly 2k walk, 5k walk or 10k run!

For over 40 years, Kelowna’s Gospel Mission has helped people who are struggling to meet basic needs in our community.  We assist people to move forward in their lives. We provide genuine acceptance with individually-tailored programs to help vulnerable people find housing, income, family supports, mental health services, spiritual guidance as well as basic care. Make the difference on Sunday, March 1st at The Laurel Packing House as we walk with those we serve and, together, we will take Strides to End Homelessness. 

The goal of the walk is to raise $55,000 to continue with our shelter programs of beds, meals, outreach, casework and our women's transitional home, Harmony House.

If you need help with registering or donating, please email sonja@kelownagospelmission.ca or call Sonja at 250-763-3737 ext. 204.  


Event Day Details:

Parking available in the Library Parkade or street parking

What to wear:Make sure you dress for the weather as it can get cold outside!  


2pm Registration- enter all cash and cheque donations under your fund-raising page and bring to event.  Name and mailing address will be required for cash donors who would like a tax receipt.  Cheques are payable to Kelowna's Gospel Mission. 

2:55pm Opening remarks and group photo

3:05pm Walk/Run begins

4pm Chili, Vegan Chili, hot dogs & treats will be served

4:20pm Silent Auction Closes (cash, cheque or credit card). Live auction of Sara Gagnon painting begins

FUN!!! Selfie station - Face Painting

THE GOODIES!  All fundraisers receive the cool, new Strides to End Homelessness back-pack! It it's water-resistant, lightweight and turns into a pouch for travelling!

PRIZES!!!  There will be prizes for the top 3 fundraisers and the top 3 fundraising captains. To qualify for prizes all funds bust be entered on-line by noon on Sunday, March 1st.  To enter cash, log on, go to "My Fundraising" and then to "Enter cash or cheques".

FOOD: Chili (vegan & meat options) hot-dogs, cookies and bars will be served after the walk, at 4pm

THRIFT STORE SILENT AUCTION: Open from 2pm until 4:20pm (cash, cheque or credit card)

LIVE AUCTION: A beautiful Sara Gagnon painting will be auctioned at 4:20pm

NOTES: The full web-page is not available by phone.  Log onto a computer to view the fundraising thermometer 

Enter all cash pledges on-line by noon on March 1st to qualify for top fundraiser prizes.  

If you have any questions, problems with your donations or signing up, please call Sonja at 250-763-3737 ext. 204 or email sonja@kelownagospelmission.ca - most issues are easy to fix!

Top Fundraisers

Paul Cluff - REMAX$10,000.00
Brian Penner$4,700.00
JoAnne McKenzie - Outreach Worker$3,150.00
Mike Morrison$2,970.00
Randy Benson$1,345.00
Richard Chapman - Caseworker$1,125.00
Sonja Menyes$936.00
Grace Bell$740.00
Tim & Corinn Lutz$700.00
Blue Lime Property Maintenance$695.00
Britta Elm$380.00
KGM Supporter$300.00
Candace Miller$225.00
Shannon Coulter$220.00
Julia Boissoin$170.00
Joshua Korten$150.00
Jesse Matlock$120.00
Dianne Beamish$120.00
tamara pelletietr$110.00
Daniel Rodgers$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
Denise Skutshek$100.00
Ruby Simonson$100.00
John Simonson$100.00
Natalie Spevakow $100.00
Dianne Beamish$100.00
Walking With Grace $100.00
Shane Lockhart$100.00
Erin Zilkie$100.00
Nadia Schober$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
KGM Supporter$100.00
RE NE$85.00
Heather Boissoin$70.00
Meghan Stevens$60.00
Jen Glennon$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
David Barbour$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
KGM Supporter$50.00
Matt Scott $30.00
Meldon Lutzer$25.00
Christine Mahoney$25.00
Bradley Karp$20.00
Su Knorr$20.00
Joshua Gabriel $20.00
Marylou Graves$20.00
Sara Gagnon$20.00
Penny Dennert$20.00
Linda Chamberlain$20.00
KGM Supporter$20.00
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