Life Lists Challenge: Hot Air Ballooning
October 15 (Kitchener) and October 22 (Ottawa)
Fundraising Minimum: $1000
Dawn. Timing TBD.
Please note: Air Ballooning is a weather dependent activity with a high likelihood of postponement. If the event is cancelled, you'll be provided with a voucher to re-book at your own convenience. If our above dates don't work for you, you can request your voucher and book independently.
Looking for an air ballooning opportunity closer to home? Let us know!
Up Up & Away! Enjoy a scenic Hot Air Balloon flight with Sundance Balloons, including some great aerial views of the top sites across the GTA!
Looking for more photos of the experience? Check our "best of" photo gallery.
Please note: while your support of Parkinson Canada qualifies you to participate, your event day relationship is with the vendor: Sundance Balloons.
Please note: all event details are subject to change with notice.
Ballooning is a weather dependent sport and we must only fly when the conditions are safe. We require light winds, good visibility, no rain and no storms in the area. If the weather is not safe, the pilot will cancel the flight and you simply reschedule for another date that suits you.
Our Transport Canada licensed pilots are talented and experienced, carefully attending to passenger enjoyment and safety. Flight crews are up-to-date in the latest training and equipment, and the company has an outstanding safety record thanks to our skilled staff.
Passenger Dress Code
For your comfort and enjoyment we recommend you wear casual, comfortable clothing. Solid, flat footwear is essential (no high heels or sandals please). It’s no colder in the air than on the ground but you will be outdoors for 3-4 hours, so dress for the temperature of the day. Bringing along a light sweater or jacket.
- Layers: So you can add or remove sweaters or jackets as you see fit.
- Long pants and sleeves: To protect you against the dreaded mosquitoes.
- Boots or sneakers: Hiking or rubber boots to travel on wet grass.
- Bring a hat: If you’re sensitive to the heat, please bring a hat.
- Heels or sandals: Avoid them to keep your ankles safe during a bumpy landing or on uneven and muddy terrain.
- Uncomfortable clothes: To climb in and out of the basket comfortably.
In order to fly, passengers must be in good physical condition due to the possibility of a rough landing. All passengers must be able to climb in and out of the basket, stand for the entire flight and walk out of a field if necessary. Due to insurance restrictions, we cannot fly:
- Recent Surgery
- Hip, Back, or Knee Problems
- Health Concerns
- Physical Limitations
- Severe Auditory Restrictions
- Is/Or May be Pregnant
Your safety is our main concern. If you are concerned with health or safety issues, please consult with your physician or call our office to discuss the individual situation.
Please Note: Children must be a minimum of 10 years of age to fly and accompanied by an adult.
Each passenger will be required to complete a Passenger Liability Waiver. Please bring it with you to your flight as the pilot will be collecting them. You can find both of these documents listed on each location's page.