FUNDRAISER: North Dundas Township team ready to trek

The North Dundas Trekkers

THE COUNTIES, Ontario - North Dundas Chief Administrative Officer Angela Rutley says her team is focused and ready to walk – and well-supported by the entire township staff.

“We are having a lot of fun getting ready for The Grand Parade,” said Rutley. “Everyone in our office is helping out – by walking, donating or supporting our fundraising lunches!”

The Grand Parade is set for Saturday, Sept. 16. It’s a family-friendly fundraising walk in support of the new Dundas Manor. 

Walkers start their journey on Fred Street in Winchester. They will pass by the current Dundas Manor and stop for a rest at Sweet Corner Park downtown. Every walker who raises $150 (adult) or $75 (youth) or more qualifies for a Grand Parade t-shirt. If you are one of the first 100 people to raise $500, you also receive a special hoodie! And, if you would like to walk but don’t want to start a team, please join the WDMH Foundation teammates.

Team captains can sign up online and create teams of friends and family to raise funds and walk together. The walk – 2.5 or 5 kilometres – winds through Winchester.

“The new Dundas Manor is an important project for our community. We need it to keep family members close to us,” said Rutley.

The North Dundas Township Trekkers are well on their way to meeting their goal of $4,000 – with $3,863.90 raised. 

And no pressure South Dundas - but the Trekkers have their eye on you!  “I definitely issue a challenge to our friends in South Dundas,” laughed Rutley. “Perhaps they have a stealth mode strategy and are putting their team in at the last minute!”

“This event is an important fundraiser for us for the new Dundas Manor,” said Cindy Ault Peters, Campaign Assistant. “We hope everyone will come out and join us for a walk around Winchester!”

The estimated cost of the new Dundas Manor is $63 million. The provincial government is providing approximately $45 million. The campaign goal is $18 million. To date, more than $11.3 million has been given by our generous community. 

For all the details about The Grand Parade, to sign up, or to donate, please visit

For more information about the Expanding the Circle of Compassionate Care campaign, please visit or contact the WDMH Foundation team at 613-774-2422 ext. 6162 or 6169.