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CANCELLED: The BIG HEART Challenge Activity Day!

Presented by

Wellington West Retirement Community



Hello Everyone!

After poor weather expected on February 25, we made a gamble to move the activity day to March 4 in hopes of better weather. Unfortunately, the risk did not turn out in our favour. Heavy snowfall is expected on Friday into Saturday. with anywhere from 15cm to 30cm expected, it would limit the ability for us to set up activities and people to move down the sidewalks to participate.

It saddens us to make the call, but we are keeping our chins up and looking forward into March. We are already reframing what the BIG HEART Challenge is going to look like. Activities will be extending into March. This means extending the deadline for the BIG HEART Challenge AND offering pop up challenges throughout the month.

Please keep an eye out for new updates on all our social media channels!


BIA Team

On Saturday, March 4 something BIG is coming to Wellington West this HEART Season! Join together on Wellington St W between 11am – 2pm for the BIG HEART Challenge Activity Day!

All to raise money for the Ottawa Heart Institute. Proudly presented by our sponsor Wellington West Retirement Community, and in partnership with Run Ottawa.

Down 2km of Wellington St. West the BIA has brought you games, activities, obstacles, and challenge stations! Grab a ballot from one of the activity stations to track your progress! Want a neat way to try all the activities? Start at one of the two start/finish makers and make your way down the street! Invite your friends and family out and have fun while raising money for the Ottawa Heart Institute through the BIG HEART Challenge!


1. 2km run or walk down Wellington St W.

2. Ring the bell Challenge!

3. Cone Dash!

4. Obstacle course presented by CrossFit Hintonburg

5. Free Form Fitness workout Challenge!

6. Run Ottawa‘s A-B-Cs

7. Milk jug toss

8. Snowball fight!

9. Carnival Games circuit!

10. Frisbee toss challenge!


  • FREE Stubbe chocolate for every challenge completed!
  • Complete all 10 challenges down Wellington St to be entered into a draw to WIN 1 of $100 gift cards of your choice!
  • Complete 5 or more challenges to be entered into a draw to WIN 1 of 12 $25 gift cards of your choice!

We are nearly half way to our goal of raising $10,000 for the Ottawa Heart Institute. Come join in some exciting activities and games to help us exceed our goal! NO ENTRY FEE but BIG HEART Challenge registration or Ottawa Heart Institute donations are strongly encouraged!

Come be entertained at 1140 Wellington St. West too!
  • MOVE 100 will be rocking their playlists from 11 am – 1 pm!
  • Come check out the dynamic juggling duo, MINI CIRQUE OF OTTAWA from 11:15-11:45 am and 12:15-12:45 pm (they will also be performing at Somerset Square from 1:15-1:45 pm)
  • JUNKYARD SYMPHONY will be playing at 1140 Wellington St. West from 1:15-2:00 pm

Looking for more ways to participate in activities, earn prizes, get exclusive offers, and raise money?

SIGN UP FOR THE BIG HEART CHALLENGE! There is still time to sign up for the 7-day and 1-Day Challenges and clock you activities to raise money.