Raised:
$29,807
149%Goal:
$20,000

Restoring Hope

45Participants12Teams

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

Restoring Hope 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!

Restoring Hope 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

Working It Out for Restoring Hope

Nicole Chan

6

5,275.00

2

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Adriane Lu

7

4,795.00

3

Hike4Hope

Melodie Thompson

8

3,155.00

4

wahooooo

Morag Mackenzie

4

2,230.00

5

The Cyclers

Julie Shaw

5

2,201.00

6

Queerly Beloved

Jonathan Langille

2

2,156.00

7

The Incredible Hope

Jeff Pritchard

1

2,000.00

8

Restoring Hope - generic team

Valerie Bruyere

2

1,975.00

9

Road Warriors

Allan Alcantara

4

1,675.00

10

Hope Heroes

Ashley Gibbons

2

650.00

11

Hope Floats

Carol Malko

1

515.00

12

Hope Rides

Michelle D'Amico

1

150.00

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Nicole Chan

Working It Out for Restoring Hope

Fitness

2,300.00

2

Jeff Pritchard

The Incredible Hope

Volunteer

2,000.00

3

Cindy McAlpine

Restoring Hope - generic team

Ride 25km

1,575.00

4

Jonathan Langille

Queerly Beloved

Ride 25km

1,556.00

5

Julia Douglas Freitas

wahooooo

Ride 50km

1,525.00

6

Melodie Thompson

Hike4Hope

Outdoors

1,150.00

7

Adriane Lu

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Fitness

1,100.00

8

Esther Tsang

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Walk 5km

950.00

9

Kenneth Chan

Working It Out for Restoring Hope

Fitness

875.00

10

Justin Ao

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Fitness

825.00

11

Bettina Ao

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Walk 5km

800.00

12

Lacey Langlois

The Cyclers

Ride 10km

750.00

13

Emmett Fawcett

Working It Out for Restoring Hope

Fitness

700.00

14

Matt Lewis

Working It Out for Restoring Hope

Fitness

650.00

15

Andrea Lau

Hike4Hope

Walk 5km

605.00

16

Christa Reccord

The Cyclers

Ride 10km

601.00

17

Daniel Koch

Road Warriors

Ride 25km

600.00

18

Ashley Gibbons

Hope Heroes

Food Fun

550.00

19

Jason Pino

Queerly Beloved

Fitness

550.00

20

Amy Lajoie

Working It Out for Restoring Hope

Outdoors

550.00

21

Carol Malko

Hope Floats

Outdoors

515.00

22

Debbie Dinakaran

Hike4Hope

Outdoors

500.00

23

Allan Alcantara

Road Warriors

Ride 25km

500.00

24

Derick Yung

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Walk 5km

470.00

25

Julie Shaw

The Cyclers

Ride 10km

450.00

26

Yawen Jiang

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Ride 10km

425.00

27

Kasia Kolodziejczyk

Hike4Hope

Outdoors

425.00

28

Fraser Henderson

The Cyclers

Ride 10km

350.00

29

Emilie Isch

wahooooo

Ride 25km

310.00

30

Steve McCarthy

Road Warriors

Ride 25km

300.00

31

Mark Forde

Road Warriors

Ride 25km

275.00

32

Morag Mackenzie

wahooooo

Ride 50km

265.00

33

Matthew Rae

Soar On Wings Like Eagles

Walk 5km

225.00

34

Rachel Davies

Working It Out for Restoring Hope

Outdoors

200.00

35

Valerie Bruyere

Restoring Hope - generic team

Volunteer

200.00

36

Laura Smith

Hike4Hope

Walk 5km

200.00

37

Michelle D'Amico

Hope Rides

Ride 10km

150.00

38

Jaclyn L

Hike4Hope

Walk 5km

125.00

39

Serena Bezanson

Hike4Hope

Walk 5km

100.00

40

Stephen Kimbell

wahooooo

Ride 50km

70.00

41

Megan Baker

The Cyclers

Ride 10km

50.00

42

Sandra Tharakan

Hike4Hope

Walk 5km

43

Lisa Sun

Let's Move Willowdale

Ride 50km

44

Alyssa Thibault

Hope Heroes

Food Fun

About Restoring Hope

Founded in 2013, Restoring Hope Ministries is guided by the Biblical principle of “loving our neighbours”. Our mission is to love and serve the youth and young adults in the Ottawa area who are experiencing homelessness, are marginalized and/or exploited. We do this by providing physical, spiritual, emotional and mental supports and by addressing specific problems faced by these youth so that they may discover their talents, their potential and their worth.


We live by three main core Values:


Unconditional Love - Compassionate Care -Collaborative Community


Our current purposes are as follows:


to relieve poverty by  providing basic amenities, including food, clothing and shelter to youth experiencing homelessness by establishing, operating and maintaining shelters for homeless youth;

by providing counselling and other similar programs to youth experiencing homelessness through our C.O.R.E Program


Will you join us in changing lives!

Contact Us


Restoring Hope

Valerie Bruyere Chair
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