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Step Up for Ostomy Charity Walk & BBQ

September 25, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm MDT


Join the Calgary Ostomy Society as we Step Up For Ostomy!

Step Up For Ostomy unites Canadians living with an ostomy to raise awareness and funds for the Ostomy Canada Society (OCS). We believe that every person with an ostomy has the right to live life to the fullest. To learn more, please visit www.stepupforostomy.ca.

Awareness Walk

We will be holding an in-person event on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 10:30 am at the Inglewood Community Hall and Bird Sanctuary. The itinerary includes an awareness walk through the Bird Sanctuary with a BBQ to follow.

10:30 am – Sign In and pick up your free t-shirt, (for those who RVSP’ed before Sept 10th.) Some extra t-shirts are available, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Grab a bottle of water and try the H2ORS sample too!

All attendees are required to sign this waiver form. Please print and bring it along or sign a form upon arrival.

11:00 am – Awareness and Nature Walk. The walk begins at the community hall, heads to the bird sanctuary, and returns to the hall. The walking trail is accessible for those with mobility devices to a certain point, but the walk from the community hall to the bird sanctuary is 1.1 km, so you may opt to drive there. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear suitable footwear!

12:00 pm – BBQ (includes hot dogs, chips and beverages). Special thanks to Nightengale Medical for sponsoring our lunch! There will be some seating available, but you may bring your own lawn chair if you prefer.

Download map here!


We have invited ostomy vendors to attend and showcase their wares. Grab bags will be available with samples from H2ORS Oral Rehydration Solution, Na’Scent Ostomy Odour Eliminator, Just a Drop Ostomy Odour Eliminator, Attiva Ostomy Essentials, Coloplast and more!

We will have door prizes (gift cards) from Calgary Co-op Home Healthcare, CB Medical, Blue Grass Nursery and Phil’s Restaurant!

There will be a children’s craft table and plenty of green space and a playground. Kids will also receive a goodie bag!

Please note that our photographer will be capturing many photos of this event for use with future Ostomy Canada, Step Up For Ostomy and Calgary Ostomy projects! The bird sanctuary will be a lovely setting for family photos, but you can also choose to opt-out.


To join our team fundraising effort, please visit the fundraising platform: https://www.justgiving.com/team/calgaryostomy. If you wish to collect pledges via cash or cheque, please use this form. There are some individual fundraising incentives such as gift cards for those who raise $100 or more, and the top fundraiser in Canada will receive a Fit Bit watch!


Do you own a business in Calgary & Area? We are also looking for local sponsors (the cost is $100) to support our event. You will be required to complete this Sponsorship Pledge Form.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

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(Note: This is a free event, but a glitch is showing $10. This will not be the case when you register.).


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September 25, 2021
10:30 am - 3:00 pm MDT
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Inglewood Community Association
1740 24 Avenue Southeast
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1P9 Canada
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2 Responses

  1. Kim Derowin says:

    Yes I would like to attend

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