Bed Race Sponsorship Opportunities

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Bed Race is among the best known and most successful of Kiwanis fund-raising events. Part of Winterlude, the world's largest winter celebration is organized by Heritage Canada. Teams made up of five participants each compete by pushing a bed along a 50m course on the Rideau Canal. All proceeds to to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Community Service projects. 

The Event

Location: Dows Lake, the focal point of Winterlude activities 

Date: Saturday, Feb 6, 2016

Participants: The event attracts approximately 40-70 teams (500 participants) every year. Another 75 organizers and volunteers ensure that the event runs smoothly. 

Audience: The event draws active, athletic youth interested in sports like hockey, skating andrunning. The final day of Winterlude also attracts a large number of families. An estimated 125,000 visitors flock to Dows Lake on race day every year. 

Visibility: In addition to attracting large crowds, theevent is widely covered by local and regional media. 

Reach: The event draws active, athletic youth interested in hockey, skating, running, and being outdoors. 

Sponsorship

Level Title Sponsor Presenting Sponsor Gold Sponsors Heat/Team Sponsors
Accora Village
2011-2016
Allstream
2005-2015
Investment $20,000 $7,500 $2,500 $500
Naming Rights "The Sponsor's" Bed Race Bed Race Presented by "The Sponsor"
Heritage Canada's Calendar Yes Yes
Placement on Kiwanis Web Site Primary Primary Secondary Mentions
Banners Provided Allowed Allowed
Recognition during race Naming, speech during awards ceremony Naming, speech during awards ceremony Named race in semi finals Named race during heats
Promotional materials in race packages Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Team 4 2 1

Event Contact

Jamie Johnson

Club Contact

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa
#210 - 1283 Algoma Road
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1B 3W7
Phone: (613) 233-1900
email: office@ottawakiwanis.org
http://www.ottawakiwanis.org

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The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Bed Race is among the best known and most successful of Kiwanis fund-raising events. Part of Winterlude, the world's largest winter celebration, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Bed Race is organized by the National Capital Commission. Teams made up of five participants each compete by pushing a hospital bed along a 100m course on the Rideau Canal. All proceeds to to the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Community Service projects. 


The Event

Location: Dows Lake, the focal point of Winterlude activities 

Date: Saturday, Feb 7, 2015

Participants: The event attracts approximately 40-70 teams (500 participants) every year. Another 75 organizers and volunteers ensure that the event runs smoothly. 

Audience: The event draws active, athletic youth interested in sports like hockey, skating andrunning. The final day of Winterlude also attracts a large number of families. An estimated 125,000 visitors flock to Dows Lake on race day every year. 

Visibility: In addition to attracting large crowds, theevent is widely covered by local and regional media. 

Reach: The event draws active, athletic youth interested in hockey, skating, running, and being outdoors. 


Sponsorship

  Title Sponsor
Accora Village
2011-2015
Presenting Sponsor
Allstream
2005-2015 
Gold Sponsor Heat Sponsor
Investment $20,000 $5,000 $3,000 $500
Naming Rights "The Sponsor's" Bed Race Bed Race Presented by "The Sponsor"    
NCC Calendar for Winterlude Yes Yes    
Placement on Kiwanis Web site Primary Primary Secondary Mentions
Placement on Signage Primary Primary Secondary Mentions
Banners Provided Yes Yes Yes
Recognition during race Naming, speech during awards ceremony Naming, speech during awards ceremony Named races for semi finals Named races during heats
Opportunity to include promotional material in race package Yes Yes Yes Yes/td>
Free teams 4 Teams 2 Teams 1 Team  
Other     After Party for restaurant sponsor  

 


Event Contact

Jamie Johnson

Club Contact

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa
#210 - 1283 Algoma Road 
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1B 3W7 
Phone: (613) 233-1900
email: office@ottawakiwanis.org
http://www.ottawakiwanis.org 

 

La course de lits annuelle Accora Village présentée par Allstream au profit du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa

Rassemblez votre équipe pour participer à la course de lits annuelle Accora Village présentée par Allstream au profit du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa le 2 février 2013. Tous les fonds recueillis serviront à financer les programmes du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa.

Rassemblez votre équipe pour participer à la course de lits annuelle Accora Village présentée par Allstream au profit du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa le 2 février 2013. Tous les fonds recueillis serviront à financer les programmes du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa.

Il s’agit d’une activité amusante pour les participants de tout âge, soyez au rendez-vous, venez vous amuser tout en appuyant le club Kiwanis qui vient en aide à la collectivité.

  • Les frais d’inscription d’une équipe sont de 300 $ et les équipes qui amassent 1 000 $ ou plus sont dispensées de ces frais.
  • Votre équipe est assurée de participer à 2 courses et pourrait participer à un maximum de 5 courses.
  • Prix intéressants et le droit de se vanter.
  • Vous devez construire et décorer votre lit, toutefois, un nombre limité de lits préfabriqués sont disponibles au coût de 200 $ (doit être ramassé).

Faites parvenir le nom de votre équipe et les coordonnées du capitaine de l’équipe par courriel à Bed Race ou par téléphone au 613-233-1900 afin de réserver votre place.

Sponsors For 2014 Accora Village Bed Race For Kiwanis Presented By Allstream

An event like the Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis presented by Allstream can only be successful with the participation of sponsors, and this event has some great one.

Title Sponsor

2013 is the second year for Accora Village as the title sponsor for the Bed Race, and they have jumped in and become a big part of the race. In 2012 they had 4 very enthusiastic teams.

Presenting Sponsor

Allstream has been a sponsor of the Bed Race from 2003, and have also provided the race with some great logistical support.

Gold Sponsors

From 2003, McDaniels Independent Grocer has helped keep our racers warmed with hot chocolate, and feed with hot dogs and other tasty treats.

 

The Lone Star Texas Grill has helped out the Race by hosting both the Captains meeting and the After Party, as well as supplying the gift certificates that we provide to our fund raisers.

 

 

Every year between races Dymon Storage provides us with a place to store our beds and other equipment for the race.
 

Astral provides us with great promotion in advance of the race, and on the day of the race does an onsite remote to help with our race.

On Your Mark, Get set, Bed Race

Put your team together for the annual Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis presented by Allstream.

Enter the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation's
Bed Race Pledge Competition

Here's how:

  • Register your team using "your-team-name-QCH".
  • Raise pledges, and get people to sponsor your team (your team will have a profile for friends and family to donate to).
  • Compete in fundraising, best costumes, and the Bed Race. The top fund raisers per category get featured at the Queensway Carleton Hospital.
  • Winning categories for Top Fund Raisers are: Small Business (1-20 full time employees), Medium Business (20-199 full time employees) and Large Business (200+ employees).

Questions? Email Cristina

   

How Can I Help?

Building on Success

In 2013 the Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis presented by Allstream helped raise over $50k for Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's programs.

So, how can we make it better?

1. Participate in On-line Pledging by Joining Peter's Team

An important change that we made last year was the implementation of an on-line pledging system. This allowed teams to send out emails to friends and colleagues soliciting donors. This worked very well, and we would like to extend it this year by asking any Kiwanian who is not part of a team, to join the Kiwanis Head Boards.

When you click on this link, you will be able to register for the event and join Peter Charboneau's Head Boards team. You don't have to run, you can just collect pledges.

After you have registered, you will get a link that you can add to your email signature and ask folks to sponsor your team.

As an example, here is Peter's link: http://www.gifttool.com/athon/MyFundraisingPage?ID=1988&AID=2559&PID=402796, and we can even set up a special page for you: /sponsorPeter

2. Register Your Own Team

You can register your own team here and become part of this fun Winterlude event.

3. Sponsor our Youth Groups

The good news for the Bed Race is that we have our major sponsors looked after, however we are always looking for sponsors for our youth teams. For $500 you can sponsor one of the Key Clubs, Circle K or Cadet teams to allow them to participate. Last year Air Cadets and Circle K both raised an additional $1,000 each in pledges.

4. Help Out on the Day of the Event

On the day of the event, Feb 1, 2014, we need about 20 volunteers on the ice for each of two shifts. Initial setup, finish line judges, starters, help in the food tent. Shifts are about 3 hours, and it is always a fun event.

Questions?

Drop Jamie Johnson a note. 

2014 Accora Village Bed Race For Kiwanis Presented By Allstream

Put your team together for the annual Accora Village Bed Race presented by Allstream for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa on February 1, 2014.

Funds raised goes to support the Kiwanis Read-a-thon and other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's programs and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. You can register your teams and pledges here.

The race will take place on Dow's Lake, with

  • registration starting at 11:00, 
  • the Parade of Beds at 12:30,
  • racing between 13:00 and 14:30, 
  • and the after party at the Lone Star starting at 15:00.

This is a fun event for teams of all ages, so come on out, have fun and help Kiwanis support the community.

  • Team registration is $300 and the registration fee is waived if your team raises $1000 or more in pledges
  • Your team gets a minimum 2 races with a potential for up to 5
  • Great prizes and bragging rights
  • You are required to build and decorate your bed, though there are a limited prebuilt beds are available for purchase of $200 (for pick up).

For additional information, check out the facts sheets, and then use the registration form, pledge forms and the waiver. You can also download all the forms at once here.

The Accora Village Bed Race is a great opportunity for companies and organizations to do some team buildling. The Bed Race can include special heats for teams to compete, and Halsall Associates has made a whole weekend of team building around the event.

Team registration and pledging can be done here, or you can email Bed Race or call 613-233-1900 for questions.

2013 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis Presented by Allstream

Put your team together for the annual Accora Village Bed Race presented by Allstream for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa on February 2, 2013.

Funds raised goes to support the Kiwanis Read-a-thon and other Kiwanis Club of Ottawa's programs and the Queensway Carleton Hospital Foundation. You can register your teams and pledges here.

The race will take place on Dow's Lake, with registration starting at 11:00, the Parade of Beds at 12:30 and and racing between 13:00 and 14:30, and the after party at the Lone Star starting at 15:00.

This is a fun event for teams of all ages, so come on out, have fun and help Kiwanis support the community.

  • Team registration is $300 and the registration fee is waived if your team raises $1000 or more in pledges
  • Your team gets a minimum 2 races with a potential for up to 5
  • Great prizes and bragging rights
  • You are required to build and decorate your bed, though there are a limited prebuilt beds are available for purchase of $200 (for pick up).

For additional information, check out the facts sheets, and then use the registration form, pledge forms and the waiver. You can also download all the forms at once here.

The Accora Village Bed Race is a great opportunity for companies and organizations to do some team buildling. The Bed Race can include special heats for teams to compete, and Halsall Associates has made a whole weekend of team building around the event.

Team registration and pledging can be done here, or you can email Bed Race or call 613-233-1900 for questions.

La course de lits annuelle Accora Village présentée par Allstream au profit du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa

Rassemblez votre équipe pour participer à la course de lits annuelle Accora Village présentée par Allstream au profit du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa le 2 février 2013. Tous les fonds recueillis serviront à financer les programmes du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa.

Rassemblez votre équipe pour participer à la course de lits annuelle Accora Village présentée par Allstream au profit du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa le 2 février 2013. Tous les fonds recueillis serviront à financer les programmes du Club Kiwanis d’Ottawa.

Il s’agit d’une activité amusante pour les participants de tout âge, soyez au rendez-vous, venez vous amuser tout en appuyant le club Kiwanis qui vient en aide à la collectivité.

  • Les frais d’inscription d’une équipe sont de 300 $ et les équipes qui amassent 1 000 $ ou plus sont dispensées de ces frais.
  • Votre équipe est assurée de participer à 2 courses et pourrait participer à un maximum de 5 courses.
  • Prix intéressants et le droit de se vanter.
  • Vous devez construire et décorer votre lit, toutefois, un nombre limité de lits préfabriqués sont disponibles au coût de 200 $ (doit être ramassé).

Faites parvenir le nom de votre équipe et les coordonnées du capitaine de l’équipe par courriel à Bed Race ou par téléphone au 613-233-1900 afin de réserver votre place.

Sponsors for 2013 Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis Presented by Allstream

An event like the Accora Village Bed Race for Kiwanis presented by Allstream can only be successful with the participation of sponsors, and this event has some great one.

Title Sponsor

2013 is the second year for Accora Village as the title sponsor for the Bed Race, and they have jumped in and become a big part of the race. In 2012 they had 4 very enthusiastic teams.

Presenting Sponsor

Allstream has been a sponsor of the Bed Race from 2003, and have also provided the race with some great logistical support.

Gold Sponsors

From 2003, McDaniels Independent Grocer has helped keep our racers warmed with hot chocolate, and feed with hot dogs and other tasty treats.

 

The Lone Star Texas Grill has helped out the Race by hosting both the Captains meeting and the After Party, as well as supplying the gift certificates that we provide to our fund raisers.

 

 

Every year between races Dymon Storage provides us with a place to store our beds and other equipment for the race.
 

Astral provides us with great promotion in advance of the race, and on the day of the race does an onsite remote to help with our race.