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it's time to walk
What is Walk the Walk for Autism?
Walk the Walk for Autism is an annual event to raise awareness and funds for much-needed autism programs and services in communities around Nova Scotia. Donations made to a Walk location support local programs in that area.
What if it rains?
We'll all be watching the weather as Walk Day approaches. We're hoping for sun, but if it looks like rain is coming you should check your location's web page for announcements. That said, this is Nova Scotia - if the weather is bad, most likely we'll just have to wait 10 minutes and it will change! If at all possible, the Walk will go ahead rain or shine.
When will I get my T-Shirt?
You will get your T-Shirt when you check in on Walk Day. Don't forget to bring in your pledge sheets and money you have collected, or your t-shirt payment. T-Shirts are $20 each to purchase, or free with pledges of $20 or more per person. REGISTRANTS WHO SIGNED UP AFTER JUNE 10 WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT. Shirts will be given out while supplies last, and an additional supply of souvenir shirts may be available after the event.
How long is the walk?
Walk routes range from 1K to 5K. For specific walk routes and distances click on Walk Locations in the top menu.
How do I register?
The easiest way to register is to do it online. You can register as an individual, or create your own team. You can even join a team that someone else has created. If you create your own team, you can easily register other people as part of your team if they can't do so themselves (i.e. if they are children, or don't have a computer). You can also send them an email invitation to join your team. The new online registration system makes it easy!
Do I have to register to participate?
Everyone who wants to Walk the Walk for Autism must register for the event location of their choice. This includes children and team members with ASD. Registration information and forms can be found on this website. You can register as an Individual, or as a member of a Team.
What happened to Family registrations?
Thanks to valuable feedback from walkers last year, we have done away with Family registrations. We encourage families to register as a Team if you wish - and invite your friends and neighbors too! Check out the all of the amazing teams by clicking the "View Teams" button at the top right corner of any page. Please register in advance as this will help us to prepare the best Walk Day possible!
I have not registered online, but I want to Walk the Walk. Can I register on the day of the event?
Yes, you can! All are welcome. T-shirts will be available for a minimum $20 pledge or purchase while supplies last.
How can I fundraise for Walk the Walk for Autism?
Just print off a pledge form and ask the people you know to support this great cause. Let them know that the funds you raise will help autism programs and services in the community where your Walk takes place. You can take a pledge form to work, school or play - anywhere that you know people who would like to support the cause. Just fill out the line on the form with your kind donors information and take their money, then submit it to the event organizer in your area. Remember, pledges over $20 will receive a tax receipt in Halifax, Cape Breton and other select locations - check with your walk site coordinator or the bottom of your pledge form to see if your location qualifies.
Where do I submit my cash and cheque pledges?
Cash and cheque pledges may be collected and brought with you on Walk Day. For the Halifax Walk only, pledges may be brought in to the Autism NS Centre during business hours before Walk Day. All other Walk locations will accept pledges and payments on Walk Day.
Where do I find my printable Pledge Form?
Pledge forms are located on each location's home page. Scroll down and the link to printable Pledge Forms is to the right of the route map.
Can I enter cash and cheque pledges and donations so that they show on my thermometer?
Yes! Just log in and you will find the option to add your cash and cheque donations and pledges online. You will see your calendar level go up, and you will help your Walk coordinators and volunteers to save time entering data after the Walk. Thank you for entering your own cash an cheque donations and pledges!
Will I receive tax receipts for pledges?
The Halifax, Cape Breton, and other select walks will be issuing tax receipts this year for pledges over $20. Check with your walk site coordinator or the bottom of your pledge form to see if your location qualifies. Any pledge made online regardless of the donation amount will receive an automatic tax receipt via email.
How many people can be on a team?
Up to 50 people can be registered as a team; team registrations for all walk locations are easiest to do online. Please register in advance as this will help us to prepare the best Walk Day possible!
How do I invite people to be on my team?
If you register your team online, you can send invitations to your friends, family and other contacts right from your team page that you create for the event. They can accept your invitation from the email that they receive. It's as easy as that!
How do I volunteer?
That is simple and greatly appreciated! All you have to do is either pick up the phone and call your Walk the Walk for Autism coordinator. Contact information for each location is in Contact Us as well as locations. You can also fill out our online volunteer form on the Volunteers page.