2020 Hike for Health Has been re-imagined.
The theme this year is “Choose Your Adventure”
About the Hike For Health
The annual Hike for Health raises money in support of programs and organizations that benefit the health of our local communities. Our 2019 hike, including our new events – Beer & Taco Tasting and Fall Photography Workshop – raised a total of $6,600.
After recouping expenses, we were able to donate the following: $1,500.00 to elementary schools in Nipigon/Red Rock/Dorion for active programming/equipment, $2,000.00 to the local Jump Start, $1,000 to Edge Arts, $1,000 to Land of Nipigon Waterways Association (the steward of the Nipigon River Recreation Trail), and $1,410 to the Nipigon District Memorial Hospital. In the fall, our committee was set to establish a single $500 high school bursary. However, due to the added stress on graduating students and families this year, we voted to award two students with high school bursaries of $500 each.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on events such as ours, with social distancing and limits on the amount of people that can gather. To ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, participants and communities, we have made the decision to re-imagine the 23rd Annual Hike For Health. Our theme is “Choose Your Own Adventure”. Participants will be encouraged to register for the event, and even raise pledges. Hikers will take to the trail of their choice during the weekend of Sept 18-20, which is the third weekend in September. Participants will be encouraged to explore a trail they have never hiked, preferably in the Nipigon/Red Rock area. Choose your adventure today by visiting http://www.nipigon.net/visitors/trails/