Annual Hike Fundraiser

2nd Annual Meghan Crook Memorial Scholarship Hike Fundraiser

Over $30,000 raised!

Our thanks to the almost 100 people who came out to support the 2nd Annual Meghan Crook Memorial Scholarship Hike.  An incredible $30,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of so many of Meghan’s friends and colleagues.

A special thanks to Meghan’s Big Sister Donna, her friends Jacqueline and Rhonda, as well as Karen Richards, Carrie Rutledge and team at York Regional Police for all of their hard work organizing the 2nd Annual Hike.  We appreciate the difference you are making for our BBBSPY youth to help them achieve their dreams. We’d also like to extend our thanks to the York Regional Police Services Board and the York Regional Police Association for their very generous donations.

We look forward to everyone’s support of the 3rd Annual Meghan Crook Memorial Scholarship hike in October 2023!

In February of 2021, Meghan Crook, who was a former Little Sister and a Big Sister for the past 11 years tragically passed away. Meghan, who was 31 years old and a York Regional Police officer was a shining light in the lives of so many and thanks to the generosity of the many family, friends and co-workers who cared so deeply for Meghan, a scholarship was formed to help keep her memory alive and to keep her legacy alive of helping others.

Meghan Crook believed in opportunities and that everyone should have a chance to achieve their goals. The Meghan Crook Memorial Scholarship honours her and hopes to create a legacy in her name that will encourage students of all ages and backgrounds to reach their full potential. Her belief was that… Anyone can change their life, and everyone can make difference.

The annual hike in memory of Meghan was organized by Meghan’s Big Sister Donna Coulson and her friends Jacqueline and Rhonda to help raise money each year to support youth from BBBSPY for years to come in their post-secondary education. The 1st Annual hike took place in October 2021 raising an incredible $40,000 and we were thrilled to present our first scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each to 2 youth from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel York to help them achieve their dreams.

You can make a difference!

Join us October 16, 2022 at Bruce’s Mill Conservation Area in Stouffville, Ontario for the second annual Meghan Crook Scholarship 5K Hike. Registration is free and every registrant that raises $35 or more will receive lunch and a t-shirt. Everyone who registers will automatically have a fundraising page created. If you want to raise more for Meghan’s scholarship fund, you can customize your page and send your link out to family and friends to sponsor you with donations.

Not able to hike with us? You can still make a difference by donating directly or by sponsoring a friend that is participating in the hike. Each dollar raised goes directly to the Meghan Crook Memorial Scholarship fund to support young people on their journey into post-secondary education.


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With special thanks to York Regional Police, Karen, Donna, Jacqueline and Rhonda for their support in organizing this fundraiser!