Raised:
$134,470
122%Goal:
$110,000

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

58Participants5Teams

What moves you? Join us on October 2, 2021 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that supports charities who provide refuge and hope for displaced, vulnerable, and exploited people everywhere.

Community Sponsors

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre is super grateful for our fantastic 2021 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 2, 2021!

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event. Team Captains select their charity of choice when they start their team.

Virtual RIDE Day

This is your own self-organized event! Here are some key things you'll need to do on October 2 (or whatever day your team participates):

  • Gather with your covid-safe bubble (or on your own)
  • Map out a safe cycling or walk route
  • Let someone know where you are
  • Bring a cell phone in case of emergency
  • Add cash and cheque pledges to your Fundhub
  • Share online as you go! #ride21
  • Keep fundraising (half of all fundraising happens in the last week!)
  • Be safe and have fun!

RIDE T-Shirts

Good news! If you've earned your t-shirt, we'll mail it to your home!


We'll send a groovy RIDE shirt to those who raise their minimums ($150 for adults, $75 for those 17 and under). Fundraise early and you'll be able to wear your shirt proudly for weeks before event day. It's a great conversation started as you recruit teammates.


Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Christie Refugee Welcome Centre Scoreboard

Are you thrashing the competition (for a good cause)? Find out here! Stats are updated every 15 minutes. See how you stack up on the national scoreboard >

Teams
Participants

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Flynn Group of Companies

John McManus

22

117,995.00

2

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Jon Osmond

15

6,504.00

3

Christie Staff and Friends

Kerri Sylvester

14

6,090.00

4

Spring Garden & Friends

Sam Chaise

5

2,881.01

5

Charity for refugees around the world

kangombe linda

1

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Jeff Small

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

38,000.00

2

Mason Di Pierdomenico

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

18,665.00

3

Paulo Nunes

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

15,545.00

4

John McManus

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

12,000.00

5

Tracy McManus

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

9,015.00

6

Manny De Sousa

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

5,350.00

7

John Mplias

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

4,850.00

8

Sean Wormsbecker

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

4,220.00

9

Mark Agius

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

3,600.00

10

Alana Meier

Christie Staff and Friends

Ride 10km

1,590.00

11

Katie Gibson

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 10km

1,300.00

12

Noel Cunningham

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

1,250.00

13

Jon Osmond

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

1,165.00

14

Chris Welch

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 10km

925.00

15

Hannah Sylvester

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

800.00

16

Stephen Gordon

Spring Garden & Friends

Ride 10km

751.01

17

Sam Chaise

Spring Garden & Friends

Ride 10km

625.00

18

Kerri Sylvester

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

625.00

19

Sierra De Sousa

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

600.00

20

Peter Hopkins

Spring Garden & Friends

Ride 25km

600.00

21

Andrew Haugh

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

550.00

22

Erik Ruesink

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

525.00

23

Blaine Braun

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

525.00

24

Don Delaney

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

500.00

25

Lucas Driediger

Christie Staff and Friends

Ride 50km

500.00

26

Kenedy Hart

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

470.00

27

Dwight Jantzi

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

445.00

28

Kira Lodder

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

400.00

29

Adam Brotherwood

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

400.00

30

Suzanna Lai

Spring Garden & Friends

Celebration

355.00

31

Tim Davis

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

300.00

32

Bruce Iles

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

300.00

33

Judy and Wil Tranter

Spring Garden & Friends

Ride 50km

250.00

34

Gord Wiggins

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

250.00

35

Jake Welch

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 10km

250.00

36

Scott Welch

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 10km

250.00

37

Ben Bouwman

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

224.00

38

Jonathan Smith

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

200.00

39

Owen Hunt

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

200.00

40

Maria Victoria Vanegas Caballero

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

200.00

41

Andrew Han

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

200.00

42

Kyle Langendoen

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

200.00

43

Jeffrey Ekeanyanwu

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

200.00

44

Brady Iles

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

200.00

45

Ally Meagher

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

175.00

46

Sami Meagher

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

175.00

47

Kimberly Tang-Wing

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

150.00

48

Jonathan Shui

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

150.00

49

Samuel Martinez

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

150.00

50

Steve Meagher

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

125.00

51

Erick Vanegas

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

100.00

52

Chrisanthi Mplias

Flynn Group of Companies

Ride 25km

100.00

53

Fritz Arzuza Orcasita

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

100.00

54

Susan Anderson

Christie Staff and Friends

Walk 5km

100.00

55

Michael VanderMeer

FreeChurch 50 K Team for Refugees

Ride 50km

75.00

56

George Grignano

Walk 5km

57

kangombe linda

Charity for refugees around the world

Volunteer

58

Manny Wong

Christie Staff and Friends

Ride 25km

About Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Welcome, safety, and support for refugees.


Located in the heart of downtown Toronto just minutes from Christie/Bloor in the Annex, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) has provided emergency shelter and a warm welcome for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for more than 30 years,


Approximately 300 homeless refugee claimants (100 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at Christie each year. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to pursue their refugee claim and to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.


RIDE for REFUGE is a wonderful opportunity to support and advocate for refugee families arriving in Toronto.

Contact Us


Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Alana Meier Engagement & Donor Relations Coordinator
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email info@rideforrefuge.org

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
info@rideforrefuge.org | 1.877.743.3413