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?
- Register as a RIDE participant: Help us reach our goal! Start a team of passionate individuals, register as an individual, or join an existing PWS&D team participating at the RIDE location near you! Fundraise with your congregation, family and friends, and ride/walk on September 30. If you were in the RIDE last year, sign in using your existing username and password.
- Donate to a RIDE participant or team: View PWS&D’s Ride for Refuge charity page to find a list of teams and participants riding in support of PWS&D. Alternatively, search for a team or participant that you would like to support, here. (Please note that RIDE will issue charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more).
If you live in Toronto, join the PWS&D staff team riding and walking the downtown Toronto route. We’d love to have you!
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!
*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:
Tips for Team Captains
25 Tips for Recruiting Riders
Ride for Refuge Forms:
Ride for Refuge Donation Form
Ride for Refuge Liability Waiver
Want to share this event with others? Check out our Ride for Refuge promotional materials:
Ride for Refuge Flyer 2017
Ride for Refuge 2017 Poster
Ride for Refuge 2017 Sample Bulletin Announcement