Walker Walking

Crew & Volunteers

Crew

Our OneWalk Crew are absolutely integral to OneWalk’s success. Crew members make a profound impact on the lives of our Walkers and the work of The Princess Margaret by taking on a variety of tasks across the OneWalk event. You can sign up as general Crew, as a Crew Captain, as a truck driver or as specialty Crew such as doctors, nurses, registered or student massage therapists, and podiatrists. Crew can register as a team and can be part of a team with Walkers as well. Crew is an all-day commitment and Crew Members are required to attend an All-Crew Meeting on the week of the event in preparation for it.

Can’t join us for the whole day? Consider being a short-term volunteer!

Ready to sign up? Register today! Alternatively, download the Crew Assignment Form and and email it to our Crew and Volunteer Coordinator, at ontariowalkcrew@conquercancer.ca or mail it to 460 Richmond St., Suite 101, Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1.

FAQ

YOUR CREW KIT

Find all the tools you’ll need in this section. Check back often as we will be adding more resources for you!

Volunteer

We are so grateful to our volunteers who contribute their time, expertise, and skills to make OneWalk an amazing experience for our OneWalkers, their friends and family. Some Volunteers help before the event, assist at outreach events, lead Training Walks and help at the OneWalk office. Others help on-event, greeting participants and making the OneWalk event experience amazing.

New for 2018!

This year, you have the option to volunteer as well during our Brand-New Night Walk addition taking place on Friday September 7th 2018! Check out the Night Walk teams under Volunteer Kit on this page.

Volunteering is a great way to make a real impact on cancer research and care.

FAQ

YOUR VOLUNTEER KIT

Find all the tools you’ll need in this section.

Download your Volunteer Team Descriptions for the Day Walk

Download your Volunteer Team Descriptions for the Night Walk

Event Info

Here’s to the Crew and Volunteers!  These are dedicated Volunteers, who help bring The OneWalk to Conquer Cancer to fruition. The OneWalk thanks you in advance for your dedication and support in the NightWalk and Day Walk to Conquer Cancer and we cannot wait to see you on the best weekend of the year!

Event Venue Locations

START VENUE LOCATION: NIGHTWALK SEPT 7th

Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

FINISH VENUE LOCATION: NIGHTWALK ONLY

99 Sudbury St Toronto, ON M6J 3S7

START/FINISH VENUE LOCATION: DAYWALK SEPT 8th

Nathan Phillips Square 100 Queen St W Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

 

Event Upload Lot for NightWalk and DayWalk

Ontario Place – PARKING LOT 2A – 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9

Note: All event vehicles and OneStop/Refresh Station trucks will be located here. As well as CREW BUS SHUTTLES if you need to take one as an option to your stop.

 

Event Venue Parking

PARKING: NIGHTWALK SEPT 7th

  • Nathan Phillips Square Garage 110 Queen St West – $3.00/half hour; Friday Night Maximum (6 p.m. – 7 a.m.): $6.00
  • 37 Queen Street East – $3.00/half hour; Friday Night Maximum (6 p.m. – 7 a.m.): $6.00; Saturday maximum: $8.00
  • Finish Line 99 Sudbury- Green P Parking across from Venue

45 Abell Street- Thursday – Sunday Day Maximum (7am – 7pm) – $10.00 Night Maximum (7pm – 7am) – $12.00

  • Alternatively, the Upload Lot located at Ontario Place accommodates complimentary parking for Crew & Volunteer Event Vehicles. Crew Busses/Trucks are also located here!

PARKING: DAYWALK SEPT 8th

  • Nathan Phillips Square Garage 110 Queen St West – $3.00/half hour; Friday Night Maximum (6 p.m. – 7 a.m.): $6.00; Saturday maximum: $8.00
  • 37 Queen Street East – $3.00/half hour; Friday Night Maximum (6 p.m. – 7 a.m.): $6.00; Saturday maximum: $8.00
  • Alternatively, the Upload Lot located at Ontario Place accommodates complimentary parking for Crew & Volunteer Event Vehicles. Crew Busses/Trucks are also located here!

For more parking information and options, please visit parking.greenp.com.

Public Transit: Visit the TTC Trip Planner at ttc.ca/Trip_planner/ to find your transit route to the event.

For the most up-to-date public transit information, please visit http://ttc.ca/

 

Event Timeline

NightWalk

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Upload Lot – Ontario Place – 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto

  • 6:00 p.m. – Night Walk Crew Bus Starts Loading
  • 6:15 p.m. – NightWalk Crew Bus departs to OneStops/RefreshStations

START LINE – Nathan Phillips Square

  • 5:30 p.m. – Opening Rally Site Open To Walkers
  • 7:00 p.m. – Opening Rally Begins!
  • 7:30 p.m. – Walkers Depart

FINISH LINE – 99 Sudbury

  • 12:00 p.m. – Soft Route Close, Soft Site Close & Last Call
  • 12:30 p.m. – Soft Site Close & Last Call
  • 1:00 a.m. – Hard Site Close

DayWalk Sept 8th

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Upload Lot – Ontario Place – 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto

  • 5:30 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet Opens
  • 6:30 a.m. – Crew Busses start loading (Please refer to Bus Schedule)

START LINE – Nathan Phillips Square

  • 5:30 a.m. – Breakfast Buffet Opens
  • 6:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies Site Open To Walkers
  • 8:00 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:30 a.m. – Walkers Depart

FINISH LINE – Nathan Phillips Square

  • 10:30 a.m. – Venue Ready For Friends & Family
  • 11:00 a.m. – Beer Garden & Concessions Open
  • 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Beverage & Food Service Available
  • 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Live Music
  • 6:00 p.m. – Soft Route Close
  • 6:30 p.m. – Soft Site Close & Last Call
  • 7:00 p.m. – Hard Site Close

 

Safety 

  • Medical Emergencies: With any emergency, contact 911 immediately. Then, immediately report any medical emergencies to Dispatch along with all details you could retrieve from the incident. Please remain calm to ensure the situation is handled in the best manner possible. Once you have reported the emergency to 911 and Dispatch please return to you Crew role. Medical Staff are available at all route stops and camp in case assistance is required as well. Staff is equipped with a 2-way radio and a mobile phone and will have comprehensive information on local hospitals, emergency facilities, police, fire, and other important emergency information. Doctors, emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be available.
  • Sweep Assistance: If you see a walker that is injured or unable to walk, they will make a “thumbs down” signal to stop a passing sweep vehicle. These vehicles are reserved for injured Walkers and those unable to complete the day’s ride; they are not to be utilized as a taxi service. They will not go directly to Ceremonies during the day. Sweep vehicles will take Walkers to the next Pit Stop on route, where buses will take them to Ceremonies. Only injured Walkers will receive prompt medical attention and transport. If a Walker is picked up early in the day, it may be hours before they are delivered to Ceremonies by bus due to availability. As it nears the route closure time, sweep vehicles will pick up Walkers who are still on the road. 
  • Practice safety to yourself and others on your team. Stay hydrated, make sure to eat throughout the day and protect yourself from the weather. Ensure to wear a hat if sunny and wear layers if it’s cold. Bring Rain Gear for the event. The weather can shift quickly so please have a bag with you at all times with gear it in you may require throughout the entire day to remain safe and comfortable. These events run rain or shine so you want to be prepared.
  • If you see any unsafe behavior from fellow Crew Members or Walkers, please do not hesitate to remind everyone to be safe and take care of one another. If you require assistance from your Team Captain or Staff member, please do not hesitate to do so. Safety is our first priority!
  • If you are driving a crew vehicle, please stay focused on the Road at all times. No headphones and only hands free phone systems must be used while driving.
  • All Crew must follow the rules of the roads, as the Walk does not receive any special privileges from local authorities.
  • In a situation of poor weather or emergency please remain calm and follow the direction from staff or local authorities. It is our job to remain calm and ensure the Walkers remain safe at all times.
  • Remain in contact with Dispatch and answer their calls throughout the entire day. The Dispatch team needs to know you and your team is safe and has everything you need.
  • Smile and remember to have fun!

What to Pack

NightWalk Sept 7th

  • Personal Identification, Money and Credit Card
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Rain gear and Rain boots
  • Change of footwear (optional)
  • Sunblock and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Change of shirt
  • Glow In The Dark Swag
  • Flashlights and Reflective Gear

** These are suggestions. Please pack according to your needs.

DayWalk Sept 8th

  • Personal Identification, Money and Credit Card
  • Comfortable Clothing
  • Rain gear and Rain boots
  • Change of footwear (optional)
  • Sunblock and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Change of shirt

** These are suggestions. Please pack according to your needs.

Crew Wanted

If you have any friends or family interested in getting involved please get them to contact Crew Coach, Alexandra Vrzovski at avrzovski@conquercancer.ca or 416-729-5358.

Online Check In

Please complete your Online Check In prior to the event.

Team Captains

Your Team Captains are an abundance of resources leading up to event and will be your main contact on event. Make sure to touch base with your captain and confirm your attendance.

Toronto All Crew Meeting

All Crew Meeting Location: Trillium Park – 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9 (same location as Upload Lot- see image below) 

All Crew Package Packet Pick Up:  Thursday, September 6th 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

All Crew Team Captain Meeting: Thursday, September 6th 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

All Crew Meeting: Thursday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Parking: Available on site

All Crew Meeting Information

The All Crew Meeting is your opportunity to receive important event weekend information, meet your Team Captain, fellow Crew Members if you haven’t already, get excited for the weekend and get your Crew Kit. Your Crew Kit will include your t-shirt along with your wristband that gives you access to meals, and two free drinks!!!

**We strongly encourage Crew Members to attend the All Crew Meeting; however if you cannot attend please notify your Crew Coach so they can provide important documents and information for event weekend **

Crew Bus Schedule

2018 NightWalk CREW BUS SCHEDULES

Friday September 7th

Leaves from: Ontario Place Lot 2B- 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9

Crew Minivan Shuttle will run from 8:45pm to 1am from Ontario Place – Parking Lot 2B to 99 Sudbury St, Toronto to be requested in Upload Lot.

Shuttle from 99 Sudbury to Nathan Phillips will run on a continuous loop between 10:30pm to 1:30am (Last call for shuttle is 1:15am).

2018 OneWalk – Crew Bus Schedules

Saturday September 8th 

Leaves from: Ontario Place Lot 2B- 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9

Hotel Shuttle will run on a continuous loop from Host Hotel Holiday Inn to Nathan Phillips Square. Will run continuously between 6:30AM and 7:45AM.

Note: For those taking the event shuttle busses to your event locations please remember to pick up your lunch before boarding the bus! The lunch truck will be located at the busses in the Upload Lot. If you are on the Road Team, Sweep Team, or Lunch Team you will pick up your lunches at the route lunch location on the day of the event.

Download the full list of Crew teams!

Definitely! You can be a Crew member as well as part of your favourite team. Your fundraising can be combined.

You have to be 13 years or older to join our Crew team. Anyone 13-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the same role and area during the event day. We also encourage groups of friends and classmates to join us with the accompaniment and supervision of a school teacher or parent.

  • Rain gear (just in case!)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Phone charger
  • Water bottle

Totally! If you and some friends want to crew together, let our Crew Coordinator know on your assignment form!

We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on event day for our Crew members. We do provide a vegetarian/gluten free option; however, for all other allergies or preferences please bring your own meals and snacks.

We are holding a mandatory All-Crew meeting on the week of the event. Location and date to follow.

Crew are recognized for 40 hours of volunteerism for joining us on the weekend.

Click on the “Register” button above to sign up! Alternatively, you can fill out this assignment form and email it to the Crew and Volunteer Coordinator at ontariowalkcrew@conquercancer.ca or mail it to 460 Richmond St., Suite 101, Toronto, ON M5V 1Y1

There is no fundraising minimum to join Crew; however, we recommend setting a goal of raising $500 so that more funds can be invested into cancer research.

Give us a call at 416.815.WALK (9255).

Download the full list of Volunteer teams for the Day Walk

Download the full list of Volunteer teams for the Night Walk

You have to be 13 years or older to volunteer. Anyone 13-18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the same role and area during the event day. We also encourage groups of friends and classmates to join us with the accompaniment and supervision of a school teacher or parent.

  • Rain gear (just in case!)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Phone charger
  • Water bottle

Totally! If you and some friends want to volunteer together, let our Volunteer Coordinator know on your assignment form!

We will provide Snacks and Hydration for every volunteer. Please however pack your own meals.

Yes, every volunteer will be provided with an official volunteer letter for the hours they volunteered.

Give us a call at 416.815.WALK (9255).

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