The 13th Annual East Coast Trail Tely Hike
Fill yer boots... for a great cause
It's always helpful to have a few facts in your back pocket when fundraising for an organization. Below is some background on the East Coast Trail Association. In addition, we've gathered together some fundraising tips to help you help the ECTA reach its 2013 Tely Hike fundraising goal of $150,000.00
What is the East Coast Trail & Who is the East Coast Trail Association ?
The East Coast Trail Association (ECTA) is a registered charity established to provide a wilderness hiking experience by protecting, developing and maintaining the East Coast Trail, promoting public access, and minimizing the impact on the natural environment.
The Trail consists of 265 km of fully-developed coastal trail between Cappahayden to Cape St. Francis. Please see Trail Detail for completed paths.
ECTA is a volunteer-based and member-supported association
National Geographic has identified the East Coast Trail as one of the Top Ten Adventure destinations in the world.
Why is ECTA fundraising?
- To continue to restore and rebuild existing trail sections
- To manage vegetation along the trail and repair trail structures
- To continue with Trail development which involves new trail or upgrading traditional rights-of-way
- To continue Trail preservation which involves work to preserve public access and rights-of-way
Why should people donate to the ECTA's 13th Annual Tely Hike?
- The East Coast Trail is gorgeous and it belongs to all of us
- The Tely Hike is ECTA's only major community fundraising event
- The fundraising goal for 2013 is $150,000 - funds critical to helping
ECTAcontinue to maintain the Trail
- Hiking the Trail enhances mental and physical health and well-being
- The Trail cannot survive without community contributions
- ECTA identifies and re-establishes traditional rights-of-way and coastal paths
- ECTA helps maintain coastal access for residents and visitors alike
- ECTA advocates coastal preservation as a natural, essential wilderness area
Tips on seeking donations:
- Your friends, colleagues, family and neighbours are a good place to start
- Your Company may be interested in donating or matching funds raised by you or a group of employees
- Set a personal or team fundraising target and let potential donors know your goal
- Suggest a donation amount and remind the potential donor that they will receive a tax receipt for donations of $20 or more
- Remember no donation is too small
- Anyone of any age can support the Trail
Teams make fundraising fun:
- Teams are a great way to raise money.
- Gather a team together of up to 10 persons, give your team a name, and then fund raise as a team; see the registration page on how to register and the prizes page for fundraising inspiration.
- You can get internal competition going within your Company and/or you can work together to negotiate matching funds from your employer
- For team spirit - set a team fundraising target. Here are a few examples from past events:
- 2012 Top Team - The Quinlan Family raised $8,015.00
- 2011 Top Team - Torbay Environmental & Trails Committee raised $3,452.00
- 2010 Top Team - High Maintenance Maniacs raised $3,548.00
- 2008 Top Team - High Maintenance Maniacs raised the most ever - just over $10,000.00
***The East Coast Trail Association is a registered charity BN#899356364 RR0001. Charitable Donation receipts will be issued as per the Canada Revenue Agency rules.
Thank you to our 2013 Tely Hike event sponsors.