Event FAQs

Q: Who can participate?
A: All are welcome to register! While this is a fun event its purpose is to raise much needed funds for YW Calgary’s family violence programs. Participants are encouraged to raise $1,000. Only participants who have fundraised will be allowed to walk on the day of the event

Q: How do I make a donation?
A: You can donate directly to an individual, to a team, or to the event. Click Donate to search all participants and teams or donate directly to YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® Presented by Shoppers Drug Mart. Online donations will receive an instant tax receipt to the email address you provide.

Q: How do I become a sponsor?
A: Please click here for sponsorship information.

Q: What happens if it snows?
A: The YW WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES® event will take place rain, snow or shine. Come prepared for inclement weather.

Q: Where do I get the shoes?
A: We have a wide selection of shoes available. After you check-in at the event you will be able to select a pair of shoes to suit your personality and your size. 

Q: What if I have cash or cheque donations?
A: Cash or cheque donations are considered "Offline Donations". Donors must complete the offline donation form in order to receive a tax receipt. The form must be complete and legible.

Registered participants: offline donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt after the donation has been received and processed by YW Calgary. The donation must include a completed donation form in order to receive a tax receipt. Participants are encouraged to enter all offline donations through their Participant Centre so they are reflected in their online total. Please bring your completed donation forms with the cash or cheques to the YW Calgary office or bring them to the event. Please do not mail cash.

Q: Where do we check-in on the event day?
A: Check-in is at The Palace Theatre on Stephen Avenue and will be clearly marked with signage. There will also be volunteers available to give directions and to answer your questions.

Q: What should I wear?
A: Many people come from the office so are in suits or business casual. Visit the Photo Gallery to view pictures from last year's walk.

Q: How do I create or join a team?
A: Click "Register to Participate" and select if you would like to register as an individual or a team.

Q: Where does my money go?
A: Your donations provide direct opportunities for women and their families to stabilize their lives, and to move from crisis to stability through the programs and services that YW Calgary provides Click here for more information on the YW Calgary.

Q: Am I eligible for a Tax Receipt?
A: YW Calgary is a registered charity. Our charitable registration number is 10822 7927 RR0001. When you make an online donation you will automatically be emailed a tax receipt to the email address you provide. . Click here for more information on tax receipts.