How do I register?

The easiest way to register is by registering online. Click the “Register” button on the main website page. If you don’t want to register online, you can call us at  519-709-8332 or email OxfordGiving@von.ca. If you prefer using paper pledge forms, we can mail them to you or you can pick them up at VON Sakura House or from our main VON Oxford office at 550 Ingersoll Avenue, Woodstock, Ontario.

Can I walk with my friends?


Absolutely! We are happy to announce that this year, for the first time since the pandemic, we are planning for a live event at Roth Park! For those who would prefer, there is also the option to participate virtually, or at your location of choice. This means you can hike, bike, walk, run, cycle, swim, canoe, or paddle board in your own neighbourhood, park, or lake. The options are endless and as always, all funds raised will go directly to Sakura House!

**Please note that the live Hike event is subject to change based on most current public health recommendations.


Does it cost money to hike?

No, it is free to register and hike. Your registration includes a free t-shirt. We do ask that you try to ask your family members, friends and co-workers to sponsor you as a hiker and make a donation to you or your team. Even the smallest donations make a difference!

Can my hike team wear their own special t-shirts?

Yes, of course! Feel free to wear your own special t-shirts if that is something you would like to do. But, everyone will get a special Hike for Hospice event t-shirt at the event to wear if they wish.

How do I select my t-shirt size?

When you register, you will get the chance to fill in your t-shirt size. While we attempt to make sure everyone gets their correct size, we may run out of certain sizes.

Will the hike happen if it rains?

This event will go ahead of there is only rain; but, if there is a thunderstorm, please keep an eye on our social media accounts and website for updated information and a plan of action.

How can you raise more funds for VON Sakura House?

Ask your friends and families to make a donation. Make it more personal! Update your personal and team pages with a photo and write down your personal story about why you are raising funds. Share your participation on social media and with your family and friends!

For more ideas on fun and easy ways to raise money for Sakura House, check out our Adobe Spark page HERE

If you feel comfortable, you can approach family and friends and ask them to support your hike with a pledge form, or showing them how to donate online.

What is hospice palliative care

Hospice palliative care provides physical, psychological, social, spiritual and practical support to people living with life-threatening illness, their loved ones and the bereaved. VON Sakura House provides end-of-life care in a home-like setting. 

How can I place a flower on the Memorial Tree?

Hike for Hospice is not only an event to raise essential funds for Sakura House, but a way to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died. We will have our memorial tree on display at Roth Park during the Hike where participants can place a flower with their loved one's name, message, and/or picture.

For those who choose to join the Hike virtually, or in your own neighbourhood, we invite you to remember your loved one in the following ways.


1. Visit our Hike for Hospice Tent

Visit us at our Hike for Hospice Tent during the above times and write the name of your loved one on a flower and place it on our tree. You can also bring a small picture to place with your flower.

2. Send us an Email

Send us and email with the subject line as "Memorial Tree" and include in the email, the name of your loved one, a message, and/or a picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we would be happy to place it on the Memorial Tree for you.

3. Colour a Butterfly

Print out these Memorial Butterfly Colouring Pages colour them however you like and either bring it to our Hike for Hospice Tent or email a picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we will place it on the Memorial Tree for you.


Will you have Stash your Cash?

On the following dates and times, our staff and volunteers will be in the parking lot of 550 Ingersoll Ave, Woodstock where you can safely drop off your pledge forms and donations, pick up your event t-shirt and water bottle*, and place a flower on our memorial tree. If you cannot make it to our tent, you can email a message and/or picture to oxfordgiving@von.ca and we will place your tribute on the tree.

You are also welcome to bring your pledge forms and donations with you to Roth Park on the morning of the Hike – Saturday, September 17th!

Monday Sept 12, 2022- 10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday Sept 13, 2022 – 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Wednesday Sept 14, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday Sept 15, 2022 – 4:00pm to 6:30pm
Friday Sept 16, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm

*Must be a registered Hiker and have raised $250 or more confirmed gifts at the time of pickup