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.
Thank you to everyone that joined our walk on June 9th at Pike Lake! We had a lot of fun and celebrated a lot of memories together. If you missed the walk, don't worry! You can still go on to our RiKi50.CA website and make a donation or start your own team to get some fundraising going.
For volunteer or sponsorship opportunities please contact: SaskAbilities - Fund Development 306.374.4448 or firstname.lastname@example.org