Tulipathon Annual Charity Walk
Each year, Multifaith Housing Initiative hosts Tulipathon, a family-friendly walk along the Rideau Canal and through the beautiful tulips at Dow's Lake.
In 2016, Tulipathon helped to raise almost $30,000 to provide rent subsidies for tenants in need of affordable housing.
Each year, the event is a great success in thanks to a number of dedicated volunteers. Several faith groups from the Baha'i, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian show up with banners in hand. Community leaders, like Mayor Jim Watson and City Councillors, join us in support. Community members from a variety of sectors eagerly line up to register for the walk and turn in pledge forms for the fundraiser. After the walk, participants relax to enjoy some well-deserved refreshments.
The 2016 Dr. Farook Tareen Award was presented to Temple Israel. This award was created by MHI to honour the great legacy of the late Dr. Tareen and is presented each year to the highest fundraiser for affordable housing at Tulipathon. With grateful appreciation, we congratulate Temple Israel!