Thank you for giving the gift of adventure!
Cheered on by the outpouring of community support, Misericordia residents walked, pedaled, wheeled – and even danced – approximately 40,000km around the world from March 2 to May 20! Along the way, they spent St. Patrick’s Day with some Irish friends, had a Hawaiian luau, and even got a taste of the North with a special visit from a polar bear named Star.
In a world that remains largely inaccessible because of the COVID-19 pandemic – which has been especially hard on older-adults and health-care workers – the level of engagement and sheer joy brought on by this virtual adventure of a lifetime cannot be overstated.
“The Around the World in 80 Days journey has been filled with delightful moments. These are all special experiences that our residents won’t forget anytime soon. Thank you for making this possible!” Jennifer Klos, Recreation Services Manager
Exercise plays such an important role in physical and mental health, and by partnering with Canada’s premiere brand that combines fun and fitness, Canadian Tire, we were able to encourage residents to stay active and reach their goals in a fun and unique way. Thanks to Canadian Tire’s unbelievable matching gift program – and your generous support – we were able to help residents reach their dream destinations, while raising more than $80,000 to help provide exercise therapy equipment and innovative technology for recreational activities.
AND – while this year’s journey is complete, the adventure is far from over for one of our globetrotters… Geraldine’s dream of heading North is coming true! Thanks to the amazingly generous teams at Calm Air International LP & Lazy Bear Expeditions, Geraldine and a health-care hero will be heading to Churchill, MB to get up close and personal with polar bears in the Fall of 2021 (pending travel restrictions).
Thank you, everyone - your support means the world to all of us at MHC!