Sunshine Float for Dreams

Sunshine Float for Dreams is a one-of-a-kind, team-based fundraising event supporting The Sunshine Foundation of Canada.

Taking place on Saturday, June 17, 2017, the 2nd Annual Sunshine Float for Dreams will see hundreds of participants float down 5.5km of the Grand River. Following the same route as the inaugural event, the float will be starting at Five Oaks Retreat Centre (just south of Paris, ON) and will end at Brant Park in the Brant Conservation Area in Brantford, ON.

We are upping the ante with more on-water challenges and activities as well as a great selection of food and drinks and exciting entertainment to greet you at Brant Park when you finish your float! This year, our theme is “Choose Your Own Adventure”!

When you register, you decide how you will enjoy your adventure in the following ways:

  1. Team Registration Options: Register as a VIP OR Classic team
  2. Float Upgrade Options: Bring your own float OR purchase a float upgrade for your team
  3. Participation Options: Participate in the team challenges OR take the 'scenic route'

 

Team Registration Options:

VIP Team* Classic Team*

$800.00 (plus a minimum of $2000** in pledges raised per team) includes:

  • Registration fee
  • Onsite Shuttle
  • On-water team challenges
  • Entrance to Brant Park
  • Morning snack
  • Drink ticket
  • Onsite VIP parking
  • Complimentary lunch
  • Access to VIP area

$400.00 (plus a minimum of $2000** in pledges raised per team) includes:

  • Registration fee
  • Onsite Shuttle
  • On-water team challenges
  • Entrance to Brant Park
  • Morning snack
  • Drink ticket
  • Onsite parking

*Maximum team size of 10 individuals
**All donations over $20.00 are eligible for a tax receipt.
Please note: Registration fees are not eligible for tax deductions


 

Float Upgrade Options:

Don't have a float? Let us help! Based on your team registration option, you can upgrade by selecting one of the following:

CLASSIC UPGRADE:

$200.00 rental of 10 individual floats or one team raft (seats 5-8 people, limited quantity available).

VIP UPGRADE:

$400.00 purchase of a team party float. Exact model TBC. (seats 5-7 people, limited quantity available.)


If you choose to upgrade, your floats will be ready waiting for your team at the launch site.
If you aren't sure whether you would like to add a float upgrade option when registering your team, register your team and let us know via email by May 1, 2017 if you would like to add a float upgrade option.

 

Participation Options*:

This year there are two ways in which you can enjoy the float. You will be given the choice when you register online (but don't worry, if you change your mind just send us an email before May 1, 2017 and let us know you would like to change your Participation Option):

Challenge Us!: Participate in all of the challenges on the water and compete for the Team Challenge Award and the Team Spirit Award

Take the 'scenic route': You will follow the same route as the competitive floaters, but get to sit back and enjoy your float (aside from paddling down the river) and watch the competitive teams hash it out! Don't forget to dress up your boat for your chance to win the Team Spirit Award!

Teams who do not specify a participation option will automatically be enrolled in the 'Challenge Us' option


 

Ways to win!

  • Become a fundraising superstar for your chance to win a prize for Top Fundraiser or the Top Fundraising Team!
  • Participate in the on-water team challenges to compete for the Team Challenge Award! (For teams who have opted for the 'Challenge Us' option.)
  • Showcase your team spirit (we’re talking team uniforms, decorated floats, team cheers, sportsmanlike behaviour) for your chance to win the Team Spirit Award!

 


Events like Sunshine Float for Dreams are crucial to The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, providing us with the funds needed to make dreams come true for children across Canada living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Sunshine is not funded by any government resources or the United Way so your fundraising efforts will make a real difference for the children we serve. Learn more about The Sunshine Foundation and our mission to provide impactful experiences for kids at www.sunshine.ca.