Cornwall OPS Walk and Run for United Way

Cornwall OPS Walk and Run for United Way

Cornwall OPS Walk and Run for United Way
Thursday, October 27, 2016
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Each year, more than 2,000 Ontario Public Servants (OPS) participate in the Annual Walk & Run for United Way. Since 2013, the event has raised almost $425,000.

This year, Cornwall will host an OPS Walk & Run for United Way on Thursday October 27, 2016.  The event is open to employees in the OPS as well as members of the greater public sector, including municipalities, colleges, hospitals and other government agencies.

All money raised goes back into the Cornwall/S.D.&G community based on a “raised local stays local” fundraising approach. Your participation will assist in supporting the local United Way office and programs.

Starting at the Clock Tower in Lamoureux Park, participants will walk along a pre-determined route to a distance of 2.5 km or run to a distance of 5 km. Route details are available at

Walk/Run start time is flexible. Participants may choose to begin the walk/run at any time between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  It is expected that an individual participant will be able to finish the route in approximately one hour.

Participants must register on-line at

  • All fundraising is done on-line via the website.
  • Registrants will have their own unique page to send out to friends/family asking for support.
  • Each participant is required to raise or donate a minimum of $25 to participate in the event.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the highest fundraisers. Early bird prizes will be drawn for those who register and raise a minimum of $50 before October 7th.

Volunteers Needed:

The organizing committee is in need of approximately 10 volunteers to assist with various tasks on the day of the event. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours of your time, please contact Jessica Thompson by phone at 613-361-6207 or by email at


Tickets for a Toronto Blue Jays prize package, including a baseball bat autographed by Kevin Pillar, an Aaron Sanchez t-shirt (size large) & a Blue Jays baseball cap will be available for purchase at the starting gate on the day of the event. Tickets are $3 each or 2 tickets for $5.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact one of the committee members listed below.

Joelle Cloutier-Wellman


Barry Denis

(613) 932-3381 x218

Denis Lapierre


Colette St.Pierre


Jessika Thompson