Raised:
$1,200
6%Goal:
$20,000

Edmonton

Hosted by FOCAS Canada

13Participants11Teams85Days Left

What moves you? The Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly fundraising bike + walk in support of local charities serving people seeking hope, safety, and freedom. Join us Saturday, Oct 5, 2024!

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Teams
Participants

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Team FOCAS

Bedri Mohammed

3

700.00

2

FOCAS Brooks

Mohammed Idriss

1

300.00

3

Helping Hands

Yvonne Scherban

1

100.00

4

TEAM LAILO

Lailo Ahmed Ali

1

100.00

5

YouthWork

Bekele Fufa

1

6

BAKKALCHA BAHAA

MOHAMMED ADEM

1

7

Norquest Focas Practicum Students Team

Navjot Kaur

1

8

Team Unity

Johar Ali

1

9

FOCAS team

Murad Abfi

1

10

BORU WARIO

BORU WARIO

1

11

SOMALILAND TEAM

Khadar Jama

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Bedri Mohammed

Team FOCAS

2

300.00

2

Duretti Kabira

Team FOCAS

2

200.00

3

Boni Kabira

Team FOCAS

2

200.00

4

Mohammed Idriss

FOCAS Brooks

1

200.00

5

Yvonne Scherban

Helping Hands

1

100.00

6

BORU WARIO

BORU WARIO

7

Navjot Kaur

Norquest Focas Practicum Students Team

8

Lailo Ahmed Ali

TEAM LAILO

9

Bekele Fufa

YouthWork

10

MOHAMMED ADEM

BAKKALCHA BAHAA

11

Johar Ali

Team Unity

12

Murad Abfi

FOCAS team

13

Khadar Jama

SOMALILAND TEAM

About FOCAS Canada

FOCAS Canada (Foundation for Oromian Culture, Education & Arts Services) provides resettlement services for newcomers and refugees. Currently, the people we serve are primarily from north east Africa.


We are the builders of social bridges over which refugees, newcomers and immigrant communities cross to Canadian multiculturalism and economic prosperity. We influence children to develop trust in themselves, as well as the energy and drive to overcome their challenges and grow with confidence and the ability to impact their future. We closely work with parents to properly guide and monitor their kids for greater academic and social success. We motivate our children to shine in their classrooms and play leadership roles in their schools. We build bridges between their home cultures and the Canadian culture through empowerment and learning excellence, enabling them to become contributing members of society. We bridge the gap.


Ride for Refuge funds will help us to keep doing what we do well and bridge the gap between other funding sources. We will be able to continue to offer our regular programs and start new ones. In particular, we will be able to resume our weekly seniors social and cultural program, reducing their isolation and loneliness.

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 5, 2024!

StartGoogle Map

#101, 10425 Princess Elizabeth Ave NW

Schedule

  • 3:00 pm: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 4:00 pm: Move Send-off
  • 5:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 6:00 pm: Mosey Thank You! See you in 2025!


Not able to join us at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and participate offsite with friends and family.

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: The rest stop will have 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.
  • Children 12 and Under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at Ride for Refuge except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-in

  • All participants check-in personally at the event on Saturday, October 5, 2024.
  • 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.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Waivers

All participants should register online.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children: under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online waiver form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before RIDE Day.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on RIDE Day.

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!

Handling Money

  • Credit Card: The Best Option! Simple, secure, automatically tax receipted for gifts of $20+. Visit the Donate page, share your personal page link, or have your donor call the RIDE Head Office.
  • Cheques: The Old Faithful - made out to Ride for Refuge with your name on the Memo line. Mail them to RIDE Head Office along with your completed pledge form.
  • Cash: You have 2 options:
  • 1. Login to FundHub, click “Enter $$ and Cheques,” create pledges for your cash donations, pay them off with your personal credit card, and keep the cash. OR...
  • 2. Write a cheque (made out to “Ride for Refuge”) for the total amount of cash you’ve collected. Mail it to the RIDE Head Office with your completed pledge sheet.

Edmonton Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

2023 RIDE Photos

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

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Contact Us


RIDE Edmonton 2024

The RIDE Team Participant & Donor Services
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 519.603.2250
Email edmonton@rideforrefuge.org

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