RIKI Walkathon - 50th Celebration
Celebrating our first step: 1968 - 2018
In 1968, the first RIKI Walkathon made its debut with 4,000 children and adults trekking 22 miles from Saskatoon to Pike Lake. With the support and determination of walkers, sponsors, volunteers, the Riversdale Kiwanis Club and almost 20,000 pledges, the event raised over $41,000 for Camp Easter Seal! That money was then used to build a new cabin at Camp Easter Seal, the only completely barrier free camp of its kind in the province and the only camp most individuals with disabilities can attend. To commemorate the efforts of everyone involved, an engraved wooden sign stands in front of the new cabin to honour its history. Since then, thousands of individuals with disabilities have benefited from the additional facilities thanks to the success of the original Walkathon in 1968.
This summer on June 9, we are celebrating 50 years of the RIKI Walkathon! In partnership with the Riversdale Kiwanis Club, we are taking the event back to its roots and organizing a course at Pike Lake Provincial Park.
Register and take part in this historic community event! On Saturday, June 9th we will gather for a shorter walking route in Pike Lake - welcoming families, builder schools, community groups and the general public to join in raising funds once again for Camp Easter Seal. Celebrating post walk, all participants, pledgers and sponsors are invited to the Pike Lake Rec Hall for a celebratory BBQ!
For volunteer or sponsorship opportunities please contact: SaskAbilities - Fund Development 306.374.4448 or email@example.com