Hike for Hospice

Hike for Hospice 2021

Brought to you by Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, the 2021 Virtual Hike for Hospice will be on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

We invite you to hike however you want, wherever you are, and join us on social media by sharing how you are hiking and who you are hiking for using the hashtag #HikeForSakura




On Saturday, September 18th we would have been joined by hundreds of supporters taking on one of our three routes at Roth Park while raising money for VON Sakura House Residential Hospice. Although sadly that isn’t possible again this year, we know how much our supporters love taking part in this event in memory of a loved one or with family and friends and we wanted to make sure you still had the chance to do this while supporting Sakura House- Oxford County’s only hospice residence!

This means you can hike, walk, run, cycle in your neighbourhood, park, on your treadmill, or wherever you please! While you are hiking, SHARE who you are hiking for on social media using signs, photos, videos and stories, and use the hashtag #HikeForSakura .

We need your support, enthusiasm, and energy to reach our goal of $90,000. We know that these are challenging times for all of us, but we hope that bringing teams, families, and friends together virtually for Sakura House will be a safe and positive thing. And, that together we can reach this goal with all of you! Because our patients and families deserve the best hospice care

Through the generosity of our sponsors, Hikers and the Oxford County community Hike for Hospice has raised over $955,000 over the past 18 years!

You can hike has an individual or form a team. Hikers register for free and get a t-shirt and access to their own fundraising page, where you can start asking family members, friends and co-workers to sponsor you.

Join us virtually on September 18th!


Our 2021 Virtual Hike for Hospice will take place Saturday, September 18, 2021!

Registration is now OPEN visit our event website and sign up!

Hike for Hospice – Extra Pledge Form

For Fun Fundraising Ideas visit here



On the following dates and times, our staff and volunteers will be in the parking lot of 550 Ingersoll Ave, Woodstock where you can safely drop off your pledge forms and donations, pick up your event t-shirt and water bottle*, and place a flower on our memorial tree. If you cannot make it to our tent, you can email a message and/or picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we will place your tribute on the tree.


Monday Sept 13, 2020- 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday Sept 14, 2020 – 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Wednesday Sept 15, 2020 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday Sept 16, 2020 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Friday Sept 17, 2020 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday Sept 18, 2020- 9:00am to 1:00pm

*Must be a registered Hiker and have raised $250 or more confirmed gifts at the time of pickup


Memorial Tree

Hike for Hospice is not only an event to raise essential funds for Sakura House, but a way to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died. During our in person events we would have our memorial tree hung where participants can place a flower with their loved one’s name, message, and/or picture. Since our event is now virtual we invite you to remember your loved one in the following ways.

  1. Visit our Hike for Hospice Tent

Visit us at our Hike for Hospice Tent during the above times and write the name of your loved one on a flower and place it on our tree. You can also bring a small picture to place with your flower.

2. Send us an Email

Send us and email with the subject line as “Memorial Tree” and include in the email, the name of your loved one, a message, and/or a picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we would be happy to place it on the Memorial Tree for you.


3. Colour a Butterfly

Print out these Memorial Butterfly Colouring Pages colour them however you like and either bring it to our Hike for Hospice Tent or email a picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we will place it on the Memorial Tree for you.



This event is made possible in large part because of our dedicated community of sponsors.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and advantages for the 2021 Virtual Hike for Hospice, contact Kristina De Marzio at kristina.demarzio@von.ca or 519-709-8332


Sincere thanks to our Virtual Hike for Hospice 2021 Sponsors

Summit Sponsor






Media Sponsor






Ridge Sponsor






Forest Sponsors






River Sponsor



Trail Sponsors

AgroSpray Ltd. – Brock & Visser Funeral Home – DMAC Automation Ltd.- Edward Jones- Christine Turner –  First Ontario Credit Union – Glendinning Funeral Home – John & Liz Lessif –  Roes-Zehr Electric Ltd. – Vuteq –