Raised:
$20,312
101%Goal:
$20,000

Reception House Waterloo Region

48Participants8Teams

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.

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!

Reception House Waterloo Region 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

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Sara Martin

9

5,980.00

2

The Good Ride Company

Som Tsoi

12

4,465.00

3

Nanna Campers

Nanna Helen Loftin

5

4,240.00

4

Grand River Unitarian Team

Carol Burrows

7

2,595.00

5

Union Co-operative

Melissa Bowman

6

1,630.00

6

St. Paul's University College

Stephen Prentice

1

150.00

7

Salam for all

Ibti Saeed

2

100.00

8

Janna's Culture Creators

Janna Rae Dilts

1

50.00

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Lynne Griffiths-Fulton

Nanna Campers

Walk 5km

2,020.00

2

John Kavanagh

Nanna Campers

Ride 50km

1,740.00

3

Leonard Enns

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Ride 25km

1,675.00

4

Allie Dusome

Ride 10km

1,102.16

5

Sara Martin

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Walk 5km

1,080.00

6

Som Tsoi

The Good Ride Company

Ride 50km

1,025.00

7

Jeff Stoub

The Good Ride Company

Ride 50km

750.00

8

Michael Hook

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Ride 25km

740.00

9

Jennie Wiebe

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Ride 10km

725.00

10

Lynn Schellenberg

The Good Ride Company

Ride 50km

630.00

11

Allison Leonard

The Good Ride Company

Ride 50km

550.00

12

Carol Burrows

Grand River Unitarian Team

Ride 25km

495.00

13

Christa Van Daele

Grand River Unitarian Team

Walk 5km

400.00

14

Dale Brubacher-Cressman

Union Co-operative

Ride 25km

400.00

15

Kevin Dias

The Good Ride Company

Ride 50km

360.00

16

Michael D'en Tandt

The Good Ride Company

Ride 25km

300.00

17

Daniel Cockayne

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Ride 50km

300.00

18

Melissa Bowman

Union Co-operative

Ride 25km

300.00

19

Louise Sims

Grand River Unitarian Team

Ride 50km

275.00

20

Sean Campbell

Union Co-operative

Ride 50km

250.00

21

Theresa Bauer

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Walk 5km

245.00

22

Nicole Langlois

Grand River Unitarian Team

Ride 10km

225.00

23

Bonita Bonn

The Good Ride Company

Ride 50km

200.00

24

John Xu

The Good Ride Company

Walk 5km

200.00

25

Keith Hagerman

Grand River Unitarian Team

Ride 10km

150.00

26

Nanna Helen Loftin

Nanna Campers

Walk 5km

150.00

27

Karl Griffiths-Fulton

Nanna Campers

Ride 50km

150.00

28

Stephen Prentice

St. Paul's University College

Ride 10km

150.00

29

Samantha St. Amand

The Good Ride Company

Walk 5km

150.00

30

Ese Ijasan

Nanna Campers

Words

130.00

31

Claire van Nierop

The Good Ride Company

Ride 10km

100.00

32

Mohan Thomas

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Ride 50km

100.00

33

Ilsa Hagerman

Grand River Unitarian Team

Ride 10km

100.00

34

Nell Hagerman

Grand River Unitarian Team

Ride 10km

100.00

35

Ibti Saeed

Salam for all

Ride 25km

100.00

36

Kathie Must

Union Co-operative

Walk 5km

80.00

37

Sara Fretz

DaCapo Chamber Choir

Ride 25km

75.00

38

Hrant Yeritskinyan

The Good Ride Company

Walk 5km

50.00

39

Donna Johnson

Ride 50km

40

Garnet Abel

Ride 25km

41

Janna Rae Dilts

Janna's Culture Creators

Ride 50km

42

Sarah McGuire

Walk 5km

43

Katy Lloyd

Ride 50km

44

Yazan Shaheen

Salam for all

Ride 25km

45

Alex Szaflarska

Union Co-operative

Outdoors

46

Jeff Stoub

The Good Ride Company

Ride 50km

About Reception House Waterloo Region

Reception House provides assistance to newly arrived refugees in the Waterloo Region. We have welcomed and supported thousands of refugees since 1987.


We focus on ensuring that newcomers settling in Waterloo Region are successful by providing temporary accommodations, orientation to life in Canada and access to health care. As our newest neighbours begin to settle and integrate into our community, we assist with providing support to secure meaningful jobs and access to mental health care so that healing from loss and trauma can begin.


More than ever before, we need your support. Waterloo Region and our communities are strongest when we all provide our newest neighbours with a warm welcome.


Through capacity building, case management and referrals, we strive to provide all refugees in Waterloo Region a successful settlement experience. With support from people like you, we know we can provide a warm welcome to our newest neighours! Ride with us this fall and help create a welcoming

Contact Us


Reception House Waterloo Region

Ese Ijasan Fundraising 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