Minimum ditched for Heel ‘n Wheel


What may have been a barrier to participation in the Winchester District Memorial Hospital Foundation Heel n’ Wheel Fundraiser has been removed.

The event had featured mandatory minimum fundraising amounts for participants but Friday it was announced that those mandatory minimums have been removed.

“The minimum is deterring people who want to participate from signing up. So, we removed it,” said Christina Enright, WDMH Foundation Manager of Community Engagement.

“Our hope is that people will sign up to walk or cycle from one of the seven starting locations and se their own fundraising goal at their comfort level,” she said.

The registration fees of $25 per adult and $10 per child still apply, but they can be applied to go towards your fundraising goal.

The event will be held on September 7, 2013, with walkers leaving each of the seven starting locations (Greely, Osgoode, Russell, Crysler, Finch, Morrisburg, South Mountain) at 8 a.m., and cyclists leaving between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. 

This event is open to all ages to participate, and families are encouraged. 

The Heel ’n Wheel will wrap up with a celebration BBQ in front of WDMH, complete with musical entertainment, children’s activities, and a presentation of awards. To find out more, visit

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