Stride to Turn the Tide

Stride to Turn the Tide

For nine years, Oomama has been involved in Stride to Turn the Tide, a national walk in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. 

Since the launch in 2010, groups that have participated in the National Walk have raised a total of $2,054,293.82.  The Halton-Peel Stride groups have raised $268,000.00 over the past nine years.

In 2018 two groups, Oomama and Bronte Grandmothers for Africa, joined together again to do a Virtual Stride from January 12, 2018 to May 31. As a team, the participants challenged themselves to “walk” across Canada, counting steps and other forms of physical activity (biking, swimming etc.). 

We travelled from east to west, beginning in Iqaluit and finishing in Yellowknife.  This cross-country virtual trek symbolized a journey through all the areas in Canada with Grandmothers to Grandmothers groups that support the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

The grand total covered by all participants was 23,177 km or 30,308,224 steps! A total of $17,815 was donated to the SLF.