Raised:
$21,286
106%Goal:
$20,000

Matthew House Ottawa

45Participants11Teams

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

Matthew House Ottawa 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!

Matthew House Ottawa 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

Stittsville Sprockets

Peter Moo

12

7,700.00

2

DC and friends

Dan Monafu

6

1,845.00

3

Blessed2give

Doreen Katto

3

1,575.00

4

Bespoke for Matthew House Ottawa

Allan Reesor-McDowell

2

1,555.00

5

Meredith’s Minions

Meredith Ward

2

1,380.43

6

KBC Hamburger Buns of Steel

James Nugent

5

1,200.00

7

Walking and Riding Moon Miles

Joshua Moon

1

1,000.00

8

Sofatogo

David Botha

3

940.00

9

HomeWelcomers

Abdul Al-Kaf

7

621.00

10

First Baptist Peddlers

Robert Campbell

1

500.00

11

Keeno

Caitlin Imrie

1

250.00

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Jane Scott

Blessed2give

Ride 25km

1,415.00

2

Meredith Ward

Meredith’s Minions

Ride 25km

1,130.43

3

Allan Reesor-McDowell

Bespoke for Matthew House Ottawa

Ride 10km

1,105.00

4

Peter Moo

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

1,025.00

5

Alexia Jimenez

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

1,025.00

6

Joshua Moon

Walking and Riding Moon Miles

Walk 5km

1,000.00

7

Carolyn Elliott-Magwood

DC and friends

Ride 25km

905.00

8

John Bonnell

Walk 5km

720.00

9

Peter Pattison

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

700.00

10

Avery Helleman

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

600.00

11

Shannon Helleman

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

600.00

12

Michelle Moo

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

575.00

13

David Botha

Sofatogo

Fitness

425.00

14

Winnie Siu

Bespoke for Matthew House Ottawa

Walk 5km

400.00

15

Rob Griffin

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

350.00

16

David Aitken

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

350.00

17

Caitlin Imrie

Keeno

Ride 25km

250.00

18

Robert Campbell

First Baptist Peddlers

Ride 50km

225.00

19

Edwin Fan

HomeWelcomers

Walk 5km

220.00

20

Cheryl Nugent

KBC Hamburger Buns of Steel

Walk 5km

200.00

21

Dan Monafu

DC and friends

Ride 25km

200.00

22

Doug Kirk

KBC Hamburger Buns of Steel

Ride 50km

200.00

23

James Nugent

KBC Hamburger Buns of Steel

Ride 50km

200.00

24

Thomas Nugent

KBC Hamburger Buns of Steel

Ride 50km

200.00

25

Jen Pattison

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

200.00

26

Remo Zambonin

Sofatogo

Ride 50km

150.00

27

Dan Scott

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

150.00

28

Janet Saunders

Meredith’s Minions

Ride 25km

150.00

29

Julie Ramey

KBC Hamburger Buns of Steel

Ride 50km

150.00

30

Rebecca Brandt

HomeWelcomers

Walk 5km

120.00

31

Janiese Karpa

DC and friends

Ride 25km

100.00

32

Alanna Karpa

DC and friends

Ride 25km

100.00

33

Doreen Katto

Blessed2give

Walk 5km

100.00

34

Nathan Hobson

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

100.00

35

Abdul Al-Kaf

HomeWelcomers

Walk 5km

100.00

36

Mahnoor Chandio

HomeWelcomers

Walk 5km

71.00

37

Louis Marie Mugisha

HomeWelcomers

Walk 5km

70.00

38

Angela Success

Blessed2give

Walk 5km

60.00

39

Jared Klassen

DC and friends

Ride 10km

25.00

40

Thomas Blackett

HomeWelcomers

Walk 5km

20.00

41

Peter Leung

HomeWelcomers

Walk 5km

20.00

42

Allan Aguilar

Ride 50km

43

Sarah Chan

DC and friends

Ride 10km

44

Richard Hughes

Sofatogo

Ride 25km

45

Emily Hay

Stittsville Sprockets

Ride 25km

About Matthew House Ottawa

Matthew House Ottawa is a group of passionate people welcoming refugees and furnishing the homes of families in need. This year we will provide room, board and settlement support to 40 refugee claimants and furnish the homes of 600 families, mostly newcomers and people moving out of homeless shelters. By putting in a team, donating, or sponsoring our campaign you are going to make this important work possible! Thank you!


For more information, please contact Allan at arm@matthewhouseottawa.org or 613-255-0168.

Contact Us


Matthew House Ottawa

Allan Reesor-McDowell Executive Director
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