Explore ‘Sauga

Kick off the summer with Explore ‘Sauga! Beginning now and running until Labour Day, we encourage you to get outside for a COVID-safe, outdoor activity that will get your body moving, heart pumping and feel good energy flowing – while collecting pledges and raising critical funds for your community hospital, Trillium Health Partners.

Dust off your walking shoes and explore one of Mississauga’s 36 local walking trails. We’ve made it super easy with a curated list of trails, rated by difficulty level, length and estimated time of completion so you can plan your day perfectly. There’s a trail for everyone – whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just want to go on a leisurely stroll to get some fresh air. Wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly trails are also available along with scenic locations for optimal bird watching, diverse wildlife and picturesque wildflowers.

When you participate in Explore ‘Sauga, you’ll be stepping in to support the redevelopment and expansion of our Mississauga Hospital.

Want to participate in Explore ‘Sauga? It’s easy! Simply pick a trail, collect pledges and get exploring!

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To sweeten the deal, you can even earn incentives for hitting fundraising milestones!

Download Pledge Form

 

Join the Fun = FREE
Sign up for Explore ‘Sauga and get:
• Entry into bi-weekly contest draws for a chance to win a $25 Square One gift card
• Unique opportunity to support health care in your community
• Health benefits from getting active and being outdoors
• Priceless summer memories

Friend of THP – Raise $250
Everything in the “Join the Fun” package, PLUS:
• $25 Square One Shopping Centre gift card
• Complete a challenge and get 5x the entries for the contest prize

Health Care Hero – Raise $500
Everything in the “Join the Fun” package, PLUS:
• $50 Square One Shopping Centre gift card
• Complete a challenge and get 10x the entries for the contest prize

Health Care Champion – Raise $1,000
Everything in the “Join the Fun” package, PLUS:
• $100 Square One Shopping Centre gift card
• Complete a challenge and get 15x the entries for the contest prize

THP Superhero – Raise $2,500+
Everything in the “Join the Fun” package, PLUS:
• $250 Square One Shopping Centre gift card
• Complete a challenge and get 20x the entries for the contest prize

 

PRIZING!

Top individual Fundraiser wins a $250 Square One Shopping Centre gift card

 

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We encourage you to be creative and have fun by incorporating the themes listed below in your photos! Every two weeks, one photo will be randomly selected to win a $25 Square One gift card. Contest dates and draw deadlines are included below.

CHALLENGES

Dog Days of Summer Challenge (July 6 – July 15 – draw date July 16)

The term “Dog Days” traditionally refers to a period of particularly hot and humid weather occurring during the summer months of July and August.

 

Bird Watching Challenge (July 16 – 29 – draw date July 30)

In Mississauga, there is a good chance you’ll see Blue Jays, Cardinals, Woodpeckers, Chickadees, Robins, Warblers and many more bird species

 

BONUS CHALLENGE: I   ♥  THP (draw date August 6)

Show your support for our health care workers at Trillium Health Partners.  Use your artistic talent to create a sign to bring with you and take a photo of yourself holding it on the trail.

 

Waterfront Trail Challenge (July 30 – August 12 – draw date August 13)

The waterfront symbolizes a new relationship to our Great Lake and commitment to its regeneration.  The Mississauga portion of the trail extends from Lakeview Park to Etobicoke Creek.

 

BONUS CHALLENGE: The Square at Square One (draw date August 20)

Take a photo of yourself at The Square at SQ1.  It is the perfect outdoor destination to rest and recharge while enjoying food and refreshments from the dozens of food establishments at Square One.

 

Sunset Challenge (August 13- 26 – draw date August 27)

What better way to celebrate a successful hike than holding your loved one while watching the sun go down? Mississauga has many spots where you can view one of nature’s greatest beauties.

 

Tree hugger Challenge (August 27 – September 9 – Draw date September 10)

A little tree hugger attitude can go a long way!  Find a tree and show your appreciation for the beauty of nature we have all around us!

 

Click to read the full list of Contest Rules and Regulations.

When submitting your photo, please include the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. Which Challenge are you submitting your photo for?
  • Dog Days of Summer Challenge (July 6 – July 15 – draw date July 16)
  • Bird Watching Challenge (July 16 – 29 – draw date July 30)
  • BONUS CHALLENGE: I ♥ THP (draw date August 6)
  • Waterfront Trail Challenge (July 30 – August 12 – draw date August 13)
  • BONUS CHALLENGE: The Square at Square One (draw date August 20
  • Sunset Challenge (August 13- 26 – draw date August 27)
  • Tree hugger Challenge (August 27 – September 9 – Draw date September 10)

3. Anything else you’d like to share? (fun story, caption, etc.)

Disclaimer: By entering the contest, I agree that photos and/or videos submitted can be used by Trillium Health Partners Foundation, and its designated media partners, for advertising purposes of the Challenge. THPF does not retain ownership of the media, only use permissions. 

 

Submit your photo

This year has been a tough one for all of us. We’ve been cooped up indoors, forced to find unique ways to keep ourselves and our families entertained. Luckily, sunnier days are here just in time for Trillium Health Partners Foundation to announce our latest fundraising event: Explore ‘Sauga – a pledge-based fundraising initiative which encourages you to explore one of 43 local walking trails.

Get off the couch and get outside for a COVID-safe, outdoor activity that will get your body moving, heart pumping and feel good energy flowing – all in support of your community hospital, Trillium Health Partners.

When you participate in Explore ‘Sauga, you’ll be stepping in to support the redevelopment and expansion of our Mississauga Hospital. What was a small community hospital in 1958 has since grown into a major centre for regional programs like cardiac care, stroke and more, supporting the health of our citizens, especially now during the pandemic. Over that time, hospital standards have evolved and the presence of COVID-19 in our community has made it abundantly clear – we must redevelop. To advance our standard of care, we require bold new infrastructure and state-of-the-art technology, guided by practical research. The Explore ‘Sauga fundraising initiative will help support this redevelopment, creating a much larger emergency department, a new and bigger surgical platform and an expanded intensive care unit.

This building project is the largest community hospital campaign our region has ever seen, but it’s necessary to create a more complete, inclusive and efficient health care system for our rapidly growing community. Major initiatives like this one are absolutely critical in shaping a healthier tomorrow for you and your loved ones.

We look forward to seeing you on the trails!

 

The AllTrails app is a great tool for helping you navigate the Mississauga trails providing detailed trail information, directions and reviews. Download the app or visit www.alltrails.com to help you develop your plan to Explore ‘Sauga!

To see a full list of trails in Mississauga, please CLICK HERE.

Disclaimer: Please ensue you follow all current COVID-19 guidelines and travel when safe and respect the environment.


Dine in the tent or soak up the sun at Square One’s open-air tables. The Square at SQ1 is the perfect outdoor destination to rest and recharge while enjoying food and refreshments from the dozens of food establishments at Square One.

After exploring the many walkable paths around Square One and the surrounding area, be sure to stop by and enjoy a refreshment or meal at The Square. Food and beverage must be purchased from any of Square One’s eateries that are currently open for takeout.

The Square is open daily from Monday – Sunday, 11 AM – 8 PM.
For more details, visit website.

Our valued sponsorship partners receive many benefits including prominent brand exposure before, during and after our events. Trillium Health Partners Foundation is pleased to work with you to customize a sponsorship opportunity that best aligns with your corporate objectives.

To view the Explore ‘Sauga partnership opportunities, pleased download our Sponsorship Package for more details.

Do you have questions? We can help! Please contact Jessica Berzins at Jessica.Berzins@thp.ca or 416-305-4251.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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