The Grand Parade is a moment when Canadians take to the streets to publicly honour aging friends and family, and to fundraise on behalf of the charities that support them.


We’re looking for a few step-loving, difference-making fans of Arrowsmith lodge & Cokely Manor to join us in something special this Fall.

We’re hosting a new, super-fun fundraising event on Saturday, September 16 and we’d love you to be a part of it all!

The Grand Parade is a family-friendly walk that directly funds our services in Parksville. Our goal in TGP is to raise $20,000 by September 16 with the support of 20+ teams and 150+ walkers! We are fundraising to construct a community walkway through our facility grounds with multiple outdoor gathering spaces and a special event stage/pavilion at the centre of it all for celebrations, presentations, outdoor markets, and so much more. In essence, we want to bring the community in to those who are unable to venture out.

Participation is easy:

  • Register today as a team captain or team member
  • Choose to walk 2.5 or 5 km
  • Ask your network to support you by donating $20, $50 or more
  • You can also just donate to the Arrowsmith Team

Register Now

When you go the extra mile and raise $150+ ($75+ if you’re under 18) you’ll also receive a 2023 limited edition TGP t-shirt.

Your generosity matters, your fundraising matters, you matter – both to us and to the elders, tenants, and residents that we serve. We can’t do it without you, so please sign up today for The Grand Parade.