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CARASSAUGA COMMUNITY CHALLENGE & FESTIVAL OF CULTURES

 

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The Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton – BIAPH – is excited to announce our involvement in Carassauga’s Charity & Community Challenge (aka CC Challenge) on May 22, 23 and 24, 2015.  This is an innovative way to raise funds and awareness for our organization.  We cordially invite you to participate, as your involvement would allow us to raise much-needed funds to sustain our services dedicated to assist people living with an Acquired Brain Injury – ABI- and their Caregivers.

By participating in the CC Challenge, you would visit the Carassauga Festival of Cultures, Ontario’s largest multicultural festival.

How do I register for the CC Challenge?

This process is simple!  To begin fundraising, please click on the following link:

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=170473

Create your personal fundraising page by choosing the “Sign Up” button on the top left.  You can build your page within minutes. Share your page on Facebook and Twitter.  As a loyal supporter, your passport will allow you to enter any of the 70+ countries featured within the Carassauga Festival of Cultures.

What is the cost to participate?

BIAPH has purchased 30 passports that will be free of charge to volunteers who would offer to donate a minimum of 3 hours to sit at the BIAPH table located at the Hershey Centre.

The festival schedule is:

·        Friday May 22 – 7:30 pm to 12:00 am

·        Saturday May 23 – 1:00 pm to 12 am

·        Sunday May 24 – 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

If you would like to volunteer please contact Jorun at 905-823-2221 with your availability at your earliest convenience to obtain your free passport.

Please note if your wish to set up your own fundraising page the first $10.00 raised will go toward purchasing your passport. Can’t make it to the festival? You are able to donate directly to BIAPH if you follow the registration link above.

The passports are $10.00 if prepaid or $12.00 at the door. Children 12 & under are free when accompanied by a passport holder.. The passports will gain you re-entry access into all pavilions during the festival weekend.    All other participants hoping to sign up will have to pay the $10.00 registration fee upon online registration. Anything you raise and/or donate above that will be donated to BIAPH.  The Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton thanks you for your support!

Complete fun tasks/challenges:

If you successfully complete a minimum of 5 tasks in different pavilions, then you will be entered into a draw to win some really cool prizes!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

How can I win a prize?

Successfully complete a challenge in 5 different pavilions (of your choice) to be entered into a draw to win awesome prizes.  Prizes will be announced soon.

What are the challenges/tasks that I would need to complete?

Participants will complete tasks of various skill levels that may include trivia, joining in entertainment or activities.  Tasks will be fun and family oriented.  Details regarding the tasks will be provided upon arrival at The Hershey Centre SportZone check in.

Where is Carassauga?

The pavilions within the Carassauga Festival are located in community centres, arenas and churches throughout Mississauga.  Your starting point for the CC Challenge can be at any pavilion if you would like to pick up your passport from the Carassauga office or you can pick up your passport during the festival weekend.  Details will be provided.

Are the locations accessible?

Yes!  Passport holders and any accompanying children 12-and-under ride FREE on both Carassauga shuttle buses AND regularly-scheduled MiWay bus routes during festival operating hours.  For Mi-Way routes only, this privilege includes an extra ½ before and after festival hours on each day.  MiWay, MiLocal and MiExpress buses are wheelchair accessible and are air conditioned.

Should I register as an individual or as a team?

You can certainly register as an individual or a team, it’s your choice.  There is no required number to build a team although we recommend teams of 4+.  Teams can be schools, teams, families, co-workers or any group of people interested in supporting the cause.  It is not necessary that all team members arrive to Carassauga on the same day/time.  The task can be completed anytime between Festival hours on May 22, 23 and 24.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

The CC Challenge team can be reached at 905.361.1366 or ccchallenge@carassauga.com.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.  We hope that you can support us and join in this fun and exciting fundraising initiative.

 

Please Click: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/startup.aspx?eventid=170473

to Register for the CC Challenge in support of The Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton. www.biaph.com

 

THANK YOU!

 

Here is a link with additional questions: http://www.carassauga.com/cc-challenge-register/cc-challenge-faq/

 

 

B.I.A.P.H. offers monthly Support Groups for Brain Injury Survivors and Caregivers in

Brampton, Georgetown, Burlington and Mississauga.

Please go to: http://biaph.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/ALL-LOCATIONS-SPRING-2015.pdf

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