Raised:
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$40,000

Charlottetown

Hosted by Blooming House

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What moves you? Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 for the Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly bike + walk fundraiser supporting local charities who help people seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse.

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 1, 2022!

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1 Avonlea Drive, Charlottetown PE

Malcolm J. Darrach Community Centre

Schedule

  • 3:00 pm: Meet Check-in opens
  • 4:00 pm: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 5:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 6:00 pm: Mosey Go Home!

Check-in

  • All participants will check-in personally at the event on Saturday, October 1, 2022.
  • T-shirts! Fundraising participants who raise $150+ (or $75+ for those under 18) will receive a RIDE shirt as a thank you on Event Day, while supplies last.
  • There is no registration fee to participate in the Ride for Refuge, but most participants raise $250-300 or more in support of their charity.
  • No money or cheques will be processed at check-in.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Waivers

All participants should register online and accept the electronic waiver.

  • Adults: When you register online, you will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • Youth/Children: If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on Event Day.

Route Details

  • Route Distances: We have great routes where you can walk 2.5 or 5 km or bike 10 or 20 km.
  • Rest Stops: There will be one rest stop on each route with yummy snacks and drinks.
  • Signage: Routes will be well-signed with our bold orange RIDE signs.
  • Route Support: Route marshals, rest stop hosts, and support vehicle drivers will provide support along the route.
  • 12 and under participants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What to Bring

A few common sense suggestions:

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • Your bike and helmet or walking shoes
  • Extra snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • Your own water bottle
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing. Early October weather can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. So be sure to keep your eye on the forecast.
  • A passion for the charity you're walking and fundraising for!

Charlottetown 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

Blooming House Team

Blooming House

1

2

The Cardross Boomers

Kathryn Watson

1

3

Confederation Capital

Michael MacISAAC

1

4

Team Inspire

Cassandra MacKay

3

5

McGill Mavericks

Mary Nicholson

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Blooming House

Blooming House Team

2

Kathryn Watson

The Cardross Boomers

3

Kathy MacDougall

4

Michael MacISAAC

Confederation Capital

5

Cassandra MacKay

Team Inspire

6

Olivia Bourgeois

Team Inspire

7

Cayla Jardine-Hunter

Team Inspire

8

Mary Nicholson

McGill Mavericks

About Blooming House

Blooming House is dedicated to improving the lives of women experiencing homelessness on PEI. It operates as a low-barrier, harm reduction, 16 hour overnight shelter for women and those identifying as female experiencing homelessness. We believe in a person-centered approach and strive to provide dignity, care and shelter for our guests.



Blooming House has operated an 8 bed shelter since 2019. To date, we have provided shelter to over 160 women. We are open everyday from 4pm-8am.

In addition to providing emergency shelter, we provide transportation for women to our facility, food for dinner and breakfast, access to new clothing, hygiene products and counseling with our overnight staff. Through the work of our Resource Coordinator we have transitioned almost 20 women to housing and continue to support them after they leave the shelter.



Blooming House has the ability to collaborate with community and provincial organizations at varying levels. Blooming House's Operations Manager and Resource Coordinator participate on a team of professional support providers that include members of other non-profits and government organizations. Our core staff dedicate their time to be available to women, supporting women who use Blooming House and assisting those who may need to access the shelter.

2021 RIDE Photos

Here's a collection of our favourite photos from RIDE 2021 nationwide - special thanks to our many volunteer photographers who sent them in!

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