Do it For Dads Walk / Run

CANCELLED Peel Region - Mississauga Do it for Dads Walk Run 2015

21 Jun 2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
 

We are sorry to advise that after careful consideration the Peel Region - Mississauga Planning Committee has decided that the Do it for Dads Walk Run planned for Mississauga Valley Park on Father's Day will not take place this year due to various unforeseen circumstances.

We would however love it if you could join us at the Toronto Do it for Dads Walk Run happening on the Father’s Day, June 21. The event will be taking place at Ashbridges Bay Park, an absolutely beautiful location in the Beaches area of Toronto.  The Beach is a great place to stroll around after the event, from the many parks, to delicious ice cream shops, local stores, or perhaps you’d like to put your feet in the lake after the race.

If you would like to move your registration to the Toronto event, please contact Rob Weir at rob.weir@prostatecancer.ca.  We would be happy to update your registration. Please let us know.

Note that there are also Walk/Run events being held in Whitby and London, Ontario on Father's Day.  Details can be found by clicking on SELECT AN EVENT LOCATION at doitfordads.ca.

Again, we are truly sorry that the event is unable to move forward in Peel Region - Mississauga, and we appreciate all your support and generosity over the years to Prostate Cancer Canada and the Do it for Dads Walk Run.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,
Jim Dorsey,
Chair of the
Peel Region - Mississauga Planning Committee
905-453-3038 or email jfdorsey@yahoo.com

 

 

Peel Region - Mississauga Do it for Dads Walk Run 2014

15 Jun 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
2014 registration table.
Volunteers at the registration table early morning before the rush started.

The 2014 Peel Region - Mississauga Do it for Dads Walk / Run was held at Mississauga Valley Park in Mississauga. The event was run jointly by PCCN Brampton and PCCN Oakville/Mississauga

The weather was gorgeous and with the assistance of some 35 volunteers from both PCCN Brampton, PCCN Oakville/Mississauga and the general public, the event went off very smoothly.

The warmup was led by top Personal Trainer Ian King, owner of Total Body Fitness in Brampton. http://www.totalbodyfitnessandwellness.com/index.asp

David Smith served as our DJ for the second year and young singers Cayla Bruce-Lockhart, Kate Rogers and Sophie Hermann from Modern School of Music in Brampton appeared courtesy of Randy Lynch.

Our MC for the second year was Meaghan Sloski, who was accompanied by her Dad, Al Terry, a charming prostate cancer survivor who recently moved from B.C. to be closer to Meaghan and her family.

The walk was dedicated to all the men that we have lost to prostate cancer since PCCN - Brampton was started in 1994. In particular, we remembered:
- Sean Butterly of Brampton, who passed away in July, 2013. His family came out as volunteers to honour their husband, father and grandfather.
- Al Hutton of Oakville, who died in May, 2014 after a truly valiant battle with prostate cancer. He was supporting other men from his hospital bed. Al's son Steve started the Prostate Extreme Team in support of his Dad and continues to operate events in his memory, with proceeds going to Prostate Cancer Canada and Wellspring. http://prostateextremeteam.com/
- Kim Clout of Brampton, who was taken by advanced prostate cancer in May, 2013 at the age of 42. His family once again came out in memory of a wonderful husband and father.
- Fred Norris of Georgetown, who passed away in May, 2013. Fred was the first Chairman of PCCN Brampton and left us far too soon, in January, 2008. His daughter Christine Mawhinney completed the 5K walk in memory of this amazing man.

Our sincere thanks to all those who came out to walk or run in support of Prostate Cancer Canada, to our many volunteers and to our sponsors:
NATIONAL Sponsors:
Safeway Canada
One-A-Day Advanced Multivitamins
Scotiabank
Postmedia
National Post
LOCAL Sponsors
BramCity Transmission
Eikonic House of Barbers
Reliable Mechanical Services
Tim Hortons
Water Depot Oakville
Wellspring

Jim Dorsey, Coordinator
905-453-3038 or email jfdorsey@yahoo.com

Peel Region Father's Day Walk / Run 2013

16 Jun 2013 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Volunteers in registration tent, sheltering from rain, which will never happen again!
Volunteers in tent 2013
Walk for Dad logo 2013
Walk for Dad logo

The 2013 Peel Region Father's Day Walk / Run was held at Chinguacousy Park in Brampton, which was our home for the first three Father's Day events.

In 2014 we regretfully moved to Mississauga Valley Park and changed the name to Peel Region - Mississauga Do it for Dads Walk / Run.

On June 16, 2013, we were treated to a steady downpour that did not let up until just after the last participant left around Noon. But around 100 runners and walkers still braved the elements with umbrellas and plastic covers ranging from ponchos to garbage bags!

Then the sun came out and changed the whole rest of the day.

The warmup was led by Jumba expert Janice Eisenberg, backed up by the The Super Dads from Brampton School of Dance. See the slide show below.

David Smith served as our DJ and a number of young singers from Modern School of Music in Brampton, courtesy of Randy Lynch.

Jim Dorsey, Coordinator, jfdorsey@yahoo.com or phone/text 416-523-5550