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BGC Ottawa/Walk This Way

Raise money for BGC Ottawa/Walk This Way

BGC Ottawa (formerly Boy's and Girl's Club of Ottawa) provides a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Walk This Way is a goal-oriented wellness program that encourages youth and teens to become physically active while exploring communities beyond the ones they are already familiar with. The program operates out of five BGC Ottawa Clubs. Walk this Way targets some of the most marginalized young people in our community, whose circumstances do not always allow them to participate in mainstream recreation activities. It primarily promotes healthy, active living but also features leadership, education, community-building, and nutritional components. Over the course of 12 weeks, participants take part in practice walks through the city, visiting unique landmarks, destinations, and events – opportunities these young people might not otherwise have access to. The program culminates with walkers joining the 5k event at the Ottawa Race Weekend. At the event, participants are cheered on by complete strangers and friends and receive a bright shiny medal to honour their achievements. More than 2,000 young people have participated in Walk This Way to date.


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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
Jul 06 Anonymous Green Bib proceeds. Thank you for participating in Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2022! Undisclosed amount
Jun 20 Dobrila Rancic Moogk Way to go Gavin! $54.63
Jun 20 Tammy Laverty Hall Keep up the great work Gavin!! 🤗 $108.31
Jun 20 Barbara Balfour Gavin, you are amazing! Thank you for all that you do. Undisclosed amount
Jun 20 Anonymous $15,000.00
Jun 20 Anonymous $5,000.00
Jun 20 Rebecca MacMillan Such a fabulous cause. Go team go! Undisclosed amount
Jun 20 Ashley Fraser You are such an inspiration and a wonderful role model for so many, young & old alike. $54.63
Jun 20 Anonymous Amazing cause Gavin! $108.31
Jun 20 Colette Watson You are an inspiration Gavin. Congratulations $1,074.41