On Saturday, October 2, 2021 join PWS&D in the Ride for Refuge—a covid-safe, family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser with participation from communities across Canada!
With your support and participation, we hope to raise $20,000 for PWS&D’s food security programs around the world.
Ride for Refuge in 2021 will look very similar to last year. While large gatherings in locations across the country will not be a feature of the event, smaller self-organized events are encouraged. The RIDE Freestyle option also enables virtual participation through a wide variety of activities!
Choose from a variety of activities this year! While you can stick with the classic 10, 25 or 50 km bike ride or a 5 km walk, RIDE has introduced more activities to accommodate our new reality.
RIDE Freestyle allows you to explore many different new activities to help support your fundraising. You and your team can volunteer, create arts and crafts, style your RIDE shirts and even use your cooking skills to help you fundraise. The options are endless!
How can I get involved?
- Register as a RIDE participant: Help us reach our goal!
- 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 also note that RIDE will issue charitable tax receipts for donations of $20 or more.
No matter the activity you choose, your participation and fundraising efforts will have a meaningful impact on the lives of farmers and their families!
For more information, visit the official RIDE website or contact Stephanie Chunoo, at schunoo [at] presbyterian [dot] ca
Join the PWS&D staff team virtually this year, we’d love to have you!
What Moves You? Here’s what PWS&D participants had to say about their experience with Ride for Refuge:
“My family and I participated in the Ride for Refuge this past Saturday. This is our second year participating and we are hoping to turn it into an annual event! What a great time to spend together and work towards something so important!” – Paul Spencer and the Hampton-Spencers, Ride for Refuge 2020
“It was a joy to participate. We are glad the PWS&D did so well and that we were a part of it. A couple of our team members have been to Malawi and were familiar with the food security programs there”. – Inge Stahl, Ride for Refuge 2020
“We had 9 members and raised $2,500. Not bad for a first year. Our goal for 2020 is set: 20 participants and $5,000.” – William Ball, Ride for Refuge 2019
“We had a good ride—think we’ll sign up for 50k next year!” – Laura Kavanaugh, Ride for Refuge 2019
“Our support is doing no less than saving the lives of newborns and mothers, and improving their well-being in leaps and bounds.” – The Rev. Daniel Cho, Ride for Refuge 2018
“We believe that everyone deserves a healthy start in life. We are so fortunate to have health care here in Toronto and much of Canada that we take for granted. We want to be able to provide that for others.” – Victoria Banfield, Ride for Refuge 2018