Grundfos 2016 Walk for Water

08/31/2016

Join us on September 24th as we Walk for Walk in support of Water Missions International. Proceeds from the event will go towards providing communities in need with clean, sustainable drinking water.

Grundfos employees, partners and customers are invited to participate along with local organizations and groups in Oakville. The Walk will also be open to individuals and families who wish to join in.

Location: Lions Valley Park
1150 Lion’s Valley Park Rd. Oakville, ON L6H 6W8

Date:
Saturday, September 24, 9:30 am – 1 pm

Walk Registration:
Register online by visiting Canadian website: http://events.watermissions.org/grundfoscanada  
You can choose to join Team Grundfos or create your own team.

Please note: participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $100, or a minimum of $50 if on a team of 6 people or more. The trail is a hiking trail. Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended. Please wear proper walking shoes. 

Can’t Make the Walk - Alternate Ways to Participate:
Make a generic gift donation to Grundfos Walk for Water. Make a gift donation to a Team. Or Make a gift donation to a specific individual.

Sponsor Walk for Water
Click here to learn about our 2016 Grundfos Walk for Water sponsorship opportunities.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors!

Gold Sponsor

  • Arndt Motor & Pump

Silver Sponsors

  •  R&M Construction  
  •  Networth 

WHY WE WALK
In some areas where Water Mission works, women and children spend 2-3 hours walking to collect water every day. In most cases, the water source is one to four miles from their homes. The water they collect is usually not safe for drinking. It makes people sick and takes a significant amount of time to collect. We walk in honor of those who walk to collect water every single day.

We walk to raise awareness of the global water crisis and funds that support solutions. We walk so that one day these women and children will have safe water that is close to home, giving them more time for academics and quality time spent with loved ones.

GRUNDFOS 2014 & 2015 WALK IMPACT
The impact of Grundfos Canada's past walks is continuing to grow! Funds raised are contributing to enormous projects in both Uganda and Honduras. The $8K collected in 2014 has been invested in whole in the $153,472K US Uganda water project and has been matched by The Rotary Foundation at 1.5, which has brought Grundfos' investment to a total amount of $12K. This project is expected to be complete 6 months from now and will serve more than 11,000 people. The 14K Grundfos collected in 2015 will be invested in whole in the $268,000K US water project in Honduras and matched by The Rotary Foundation at 1.5, bringing Grundfos' investment to a total amount of $21K. Commissioning is anticipated to take place within one year's time.





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