On Saturday, September 30, join PWS&D in the Ride for Refuge—a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada!

With your support and participation, we hope to raise $25,000 for PWS&D’s maternal, newborn and child health program in Malawi and Afghanistan.

Choose from a variety of events including a 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk happening at one of 25 RIDE locations across Canada.

How can I get involved?

No matter the distance you choose to ride or walk, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of mothers and their newborns! 

For more information, visit the official RIDE website or contact Anna Muir, at 416-441-1111 ext. 293 or amuir [at] presbyterian [dot] ca.

If you live in Toronto, join the PWS&D staff team riding and walking the downtown Toronto route. We’d love to have you!

How Does the Ride for Refuge Work?

The Ride for Refuge is a cycling/walking fundraising with locations across Canada that helps charities raising money for the displaced, vulnerable and persecuted. This year, PWS&D is participating to raise money for our maternal health program in Afghanistan and Malawi.

To participate in the Ride, you must be a member of a team. Each team is created by a team captain who selects the RIDE location and the charity they are raising money for. There is no minimum or maximum team size. Whoever joins that team raises money for the charity selected by the team captain. Each team member then picks the distance they want to walk/run, sets his/her own fundraising goal, fundraises with friends and family, and joins in the fun on September 30. After the event, lunch is served for all volunteers and participants!

If you are a 40 minute or more drive away from the official RIDE route within an official RIDE location, you can set your own convenient route. To learn more, visit the Ride/Walk Anywhere page.

*New this year: Adults 18 years of age and over have the choice of paying a $25 registration fee or fundraising a minimum of $150 in support of PWS&D and waiving the fee. Similarly, participants age 11-17 can either pay a $25 registration fee or fundraise a minimum of $75 in support of PWS&D. Participants who are 10 and under are free. If you don’t hit your fundraising minimum you can self-donate to top-up, or pay the $25 registration fee (which becomes $40 after Sept. 15th). Adults (18+) that raise $150 or more and youth (17 and under) that raise $75 or more earn a Ride for Refuge shirt.

Have more questions? Visit the Ride for Refuge FAQ page.

Ride for Refuge tools & tips:

Image of arrow pointing downTips for Team Captains

Image of arrow pointing downFundraising Tips

Image of arrow pointing down25 Tips for Recruiting Riders

Image of arrow pointing downRIDE/WALK Anywhere

Ride for Refuge Forms:

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge Donation Form

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge Liability Waiver

Want to share this event with others? Check out our Ride for Refuge promotional materials:

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge Flyer 2017

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge 2017 Poster

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge 2017 Sample Bulletin Announcement

Image of arrow pointing downRide for Refuge Electronic Save the Date