March of 1,000 Umbrellas

SEPTEMBER 20 | 11:30 AM - 1 PM | $10/person

Join us on Friday, September 20th as we kick off United Way Waterloo Region Communities’ 2019 fundraising campaign with a vibrant celebration of local love.

why we march

We all love where we live. But issues like hunger, homelessness and social isolation are hurting our communities. You can be the one to change that. 

By joining us for the 2nd annual March of 1,000 Umbrellas, you can help raise awareness for the largest annual fundraising effort in Waterloo Region. With your help, we can ensure an entire network of support is available in our community for those who need it most.

are you the one?

Together, we can provide the support people need. We can create a transformed community – and thousands of transformed lives.


Gather with your team at Waterloo Public Square
(75 King St. S, Waterloo, ON). 

We will kick-off the March with music, a few words from our CEO, and a ribbon cutting!

The March commences along King St.

But don’t worry, if you can’t make it to the starting point at Waterloo Public Square, you can also join us at any point along the 3km route.

March ends at Carl Zehr Square
Kitchener City Hall (200 King St. W, Kitchener)

Enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced harvest lunch prepared by Borealis Grille & Bar.

Take the ION back to the march starting point (or any scheduled stop along King St.) for just $3.25.

A limited number of free ION passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Planning to attend as a group?

Wonderful! You can purchase tickets for your whole team! The system will give you the option to provide the names and email addresses of all those who’ll be attending with you so we can keep them informed of any changes or updates as the event approaches.

Thank you to our event sponsors and partners

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Become a sponsor

Partnering with United Way is an excellent way to increase your community presence and enhance your company’s profile. We highly value our community partners and you can expect to receive extensive recognition for your generous sponsorship.

Anjie Dietrich | Specialist, Donor Relations | 519-888-6100 EXT. 243