Media Release – Hike for Hospice 2022

April 21, 2022

May 1st marks the return of Hospice Simcoe’s Hike for Hospice and it’s in-person! The annual event is a tradition for many families to gather and remember loved ones, celebrate friendships, and help raise funds to support Hospice Simcoe’s residence and community programs. Every year, we welcome participants to gather pledges and join us at Sunnidale Park in Barrie to walk with family, friends, and co-workers in support of Hospice Simcoe. Our fundraising goal this year is $130,000.

“Through Covid-19 our Hike became a virtual event. We are so glad to be hiking again in person. Our staff, volunteers, and those who’ve used our services and programs look forward to this event and the opportunity to gather and remember loved ones and those we’ve served”.

~ Marilyn Guest, Fund Development Manager Hospice Simcoe.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, all expenses for this event have been covered. Therefore, 100% of the funds raised by participants will go directly to Hospice Simcoe’s programs and services. Hospice Simcoe continues to provide all our services at no cost. We rely on our community for more than 50% of our operating budget or approximately $1.3 million annually.

Our thanks to our 2022 presenting sponsor Adam’s Funeral Home and Cremation Services and all our additional Hike sponsors: Kiwanis Club of Barrie, Abram’s Service Centre, CIBC Asset Management, Purehealth Pharmacy, Allandale Veterinary Hospital, Auto Trim Design & Sign, Dalston General Store, Deluxe Taxi, Jeff White Group, Jeff’s Junk, MediGas, Parker Coulter Realty Brokerage, Plumbtech Plumbing Inc., Mortgage Sense, Extend Communications Inc., Eisses Brothers Excavating, and Anderson Blake Security Inc.

The following generously provide goods and services for our Hike: Barrie Rotaract Club, Dominos Pizza, Fox’s Bakery and Deli, Tim Hortons, Wild Wing Barrie South, Sarge’s Pit Crew, LT Event Medical Services, Michael Enterprise Audio & Visual, Rock 95/KOOL FM/Barrie 360, and Signs of Innovation.

For further information on the Hike, please click here or
contact Josie at 705-722-5995 or [email protected]

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About Hospice Simcoe

For the dying and the bereaved, Hospice Simcoe provides compassionate, expert care and services to ease the pain – before, during, and after their journey. We provide home visiting, residential care, and bereavement support. Our 10 private bedroom care home is located in Barrie and there is no cost for any of our services. Hospice Simcoe is a registered charity that relies on donations from the community for more than 50 per cent of our operating costs. For more information visit

Hospice Simcoe contact: Marilyn Guest (705) 722-5995 ext. 245 [email protected]

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