The Great Escape 2021 - Pandemic Relief Event!

Planning is now underway for this year's event!  Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available.  Please contact Rebecca McKinlay at rmckinlay@elliottcommunity.org or 519-822-0491 ext. 2242 to learn how you can be a part of this event.

The Great Escape 2020 Goes Virtual! This year, in order to protect the health of our community and residents, we are going virtual for The Great Escape 2020. We are raising funds to purchase four virtual bikes. Virtual bikes will give residents a window to the parts of the world that they're missing. Residents can travel to all corners of the world and explore a variety of different content. The experience is incredibly powerful, particularly among seniors experiencing cognitive decline, impaired vision or mobility restrictions. Residents can share stories and deepen their connections with one another, family and with staff. Virtual bikes provide opportunities for residents to virtually leave the four walls of their community and engage with the world in ways they never thought possible. Residents have an opportunity to take a bike down memory lane by revisiting their childhood home, wedding location or anywhere else from their past. 

UPDATE! Our first ever virtual fundraiser was a huge success!  We surpassed our goal, and raised just over $41K to purchase our new virtual bikes.  We would like to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to all of our donors, as well as everyone who was able to share the information on our Great Escape fundraiser - we couldn't have done it without you!

The Great Escape 2020 Sponsors