Ride for Heart festivities: Celebrate the day

Sure, Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart is an awesome way to ride or walk in support of a cause that touches us all. But it’s also a fun-filled day with activities for the whole family. Whether you’re participating or cheering for someone you love: Bring the whole gang!

Heart Park

After getting off of the highway, your Ride for Heart experience isn't finished! Come bask in glory after finishing your ride or walk in Heart Park. Heart Park is full of fun health-and-wellness experiences for everyone. Special activities just for kids will keep young hearts beating with excitement.

  • Get involved: Participate in our mission activities that are working to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery.
  • Enjoy: An array of proud sponsors who will have giveaways and activities that will move you.
  • Shop: Wear your heart on your sleeve, with Heart & Stroke gear.
  • Eat: Refuel and rehydrate at the outdoor, fresh food market. VIPs and Corporate Challenge participants can enjoy breakfast and lunch in the Enercare Centre.
  • Play: Don’t forget to hit the Kids’ Zone for jump rope, colouring and more.

Ride for Heart’s Title Sponsor, Manulife, proudly invites you to join them in the Heart Park after your ride or walk. Pedal a little more to help power life-saving research & experience many other Manulife-powered activities throughout the day!

Heart health should be front and centre of any Canadian’s health and wellness regime. Our goal in partnering with Heart & Stroke is to remind Canadians about the simple ways that they can help improve their heart health. Massage by a registered massage therapist can help reduce stress, a risk factor for heart disease, not to mention improve posture, provide a more restful sleep, increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, and promote overall mental agility. VIPs and Corporate Challenge participants be sure to visit Hand & Stone for a free mini-massage pre-or post-event.

Philips Canada is excited to showcase their products aimed at making healthy living at home easy for participants at this year’s Ride for Heart. Be sure to stop by the Philips’ booth in Heart Park to learn more about their Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and their amazing home-cooking products with a chance to win one of three Philips’ products. See you there!

Join the California Strawberry Commission (CSC) to learn how you can make heart-healthy choices by snacking on 8 California strawberries a day. Come by the booth to snack on some fresh, nutritious strawberries. Plus, receive fun snacking ideas, recipes, nutritional information, and a chance to win prizes!

Canola Eat Well is about inspiring you in the kitchen and connecting you to the farm with Canada’s oil, canola oil. Did you know that canola is grown across the country by over 43,000 Canadian farmers? Canola oil is low in saturated fat, rich in monounsaturated fat and high in plant-based omega-3. It also has the least saturated fat of any common cooking oil. In fact, it has less than half the saturated fat of olive or soybean oil. Not only is canola oil healthy, but it makes food taste great! Check out all the great, delicious, and healthy recipes using canola oil on the Heart and Stroke website and drop by their tent for some heart-healthy fluffy popcorn.

AquaOmega can be found in Heart Park this year and is looking forward to interacting with fellow supporters like you on event day while sampling their omega-3s. Make sure to swing by their booth to say hello and enjoy some fun games and giveaways!

Collect 5 stamps at participating booths in Heart Park and be entered into a draw to win one of two $100 gift cards or a safe cycling package from Trek Bicycles Queen West.