Come out and have some fun while supporting child special needs in your community!

Come out and have some fun while supporting child special needs in your community!

Aspire’s Push Pace: Walk, run or wheel for children in Red Deer!

Have fun, get moving and support programs for children with special needs

It’s spring and once again it’s time to walk, run or wheel to raise funds for Red Deer’s Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre.

Register today and join us June 18 at Parkland School for the 10th annual Push & Pace event, a fun-filled day of events and activities, all in support of the programs and services that Aspire provides for children and families in the community.

“The event was started by some of the families that were involved with Aspire back in 2012, and it’s become one of our bigger fundraisers,” says Melissa Vine, Aspire’s Donor Relations and Communications Supervisor.

Offering a wide range of programs and services, the non-profit Aspire Special Needs Resource Centre has provided hope to children with special needs, the families who love them, and the communities that care for them since 1985.

This years Push & Pace fundraiser features something exciting for everybody, including:

  • 1k, 3k and 5k walk, run or wheel event – choose your distance!
  • Bouncy castle
  • Children’s raffle – enter online for just $5 with a grand prize of a Jeep! Three winners will be drawn at the event
  • Free Kids’ Dash for children eight years old and younger – new this year!
  • Free barbecue lunch

The event starts at 10 a.m. June 18, with registration $15 per person, $10 for youths nine to 15, and free for kids age eight and younger. Corporate teams are also encouraged to join in at a cost of $100 per team, and even if you can’t participate yourself, you can pledge to support someone else.

“We weren’t able to plan for our Evening of Decadent Dessert intended for May because of COVID, and since that is normally our largest fundraiser, sponsors are very much needed,” Vine says. “Push & Pace is also one of our bigger fundraisers – we’re so happy we can hold it safely outside, and have families come out and have a lot of fun!”

Formerly the Children’s Services Centre, Aspire’s team of caring professionals provides resources for children with special needs, including diagnostic clinics, psychological, physical and speech-language assessments, and consultations and therapy with a range of different specialists. Aspire staff visit families in their homes to provide assessment and intervention services, consult for children in schools and work closely with other community providers and agencies.

For more information, to sponsor, to register or to download pledge sheets, visit the Push & Pace event page, and to learn more about Aspire visit online at or on Facebook.