Sunshine Foundation – Float for Dreams 2019

On June 22nd, 2019, teams will take to the water for a day filled with fun and excitement on the Grand River. Join us in this one-of-a-kind team-based fundraising adventure in support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. By floating down the Grand River among hundreds of other passionate fundraisers, you will help Sunshine change the lives of families affected by severe physical disabilities.

Gather your team, fundraise and float on June 22nd, 2019 to help change the lives of families affected by severe physical disabilities!

Float for Dreams is a one-of-a-kind team building adventure in which teams float 5.5km down the Grand River, from Paris to Brantford in support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

Get involved in the event in one of the three ways listed below:

1. Float:

Create a Team or Join a Team: *Registration opens March 2019*
New this year – if you are the team captain, create a team and register as an individual. Once you’ve done that, invite your float mates to join your team. Everyone will pay their own registration fee as an individual. It’s easy as 1-2-3
Early Bird Registration Fee: $60 per person (until April 30, 2019)
Regular Registration Fee: $75 per person (after April 30, 2019)
Fee includes:
  • Entrance to Brant Park
  • Participation in the event
  • Complimentary morning snack, sponsored by Sofina Foods
  • Free parking
  • Onsite shuttle
  • Life jacket and paddles
This is a team-based event therefore 6-10 people are recommended for your team. However, if you do not have anyone to float down the river with, you will launch at the same time as other individuals, so you won’t be alone!
Float for Dreams is The Sunshine Foundation of Canada’s signature fundraising event, so we need your help in raising vital funds to help change the lives of families affected by severe physical disabilities.
We ask that each individual fundraise $500. While this amount is not mandatory, it is crucial for helping Sunshine make even more dreams come true!
All registered participants will receive access to a personal fundraising page (it’s called your Floater’s Hub) that will make fundraising a piece of cake. We also provide other resources such as our Fundraising Guide, Social Media images, etc. to help you reach your goal. The best news? We will reward you for hitting various fundraising levels with perks that will make your day on the water the best day ever. Fundraising information and resources will be launched in April 2019.
BYOF (Bring Your Own Float):
Float for Dreams is BYOF, which means you can bring your own float(s), kayaks, inner tubes or anything (not motorized) that will float you down the river. Alternatively, you can rent one through us and we will make sure that it is ready for you at the site. You will be given the option to select a rental ($25) of an individual kayak-style raft when you register. If you don’t select this when you register, please send us an email.

2. Volunteer

Not sure floating down the river is for you? Not a problem! Volunteer with us! Volunteers are vital to an event this size and we recruit volunteers for a variety of different roles from registration support to set up to on water volunteers.

3. Donate

If you are unable to participate in the event or volunteer, but would still like to support the event, please consider making a donation.