Raised:
$14,742
73%Goal:
$20,000

Kentville

Hosted by The Portal

61Participants15Teams29Volunteers

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.

Community Sponsors

Kentville (The Portal) is super grateful for our fantastic 2022 sponsors! View all sponsors >

Event Day Details

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

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Lion's Club

78 River St, Kentville, NS B4N 3W4

Please meet at Kentville Lion's Club. We will make our way to the rail trail.

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!

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

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.

Can't join us on event day? If you have a conflict, we hope you'll join us by fundraising and walking on your own.

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!

Kentville Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

2.5kmView + print!

Walk will start at 78 River Street and travel along River Street until you reach Kingston Trail. Walk will continue for 2.5km along Kingston Trail. After 2.5 km you will turn around and walk back.

10kmView + print!

Ride will start at 78 River Street in Kentville and will travel along River Street until you reach Kingston Trail. Route will travel along Kingston Trail until you reach middle Coldbrook. Turn around.

Kentville 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

Christ Community Church

Mary Jane Sypher

3

2,832.20

2

Kentville Care Bears

Ashley Colville

14

2,425.00

3

Team Onward

Joel Murphy

3

1,560.00

4

Middleton Baptist Church

Danny Smith

9

1,320.00

5

Rollin’ Along

Melanie McCulloch

4

1,025.00

6

The Mighty Few

Tyson Blanchard

3

850.00

7

Greenwood Health Family

Darlene Boekema

7

725.00

8

Acadia Students' Union

Sadie McAlear

2

550.00

9

Open Arms Shelter Diversion

Amanda Hatt Gould

5

200.00

10

Maritime Express Cider Co.

Genevieve Allen Hearn

1

200.00

11

The Solar Riders

Russ Sanche

2

200.00

12

Magee Allstars

James Staunton

1

25.00

13

Petite Patrie Chocolate

Gabrielle Breault

1

14

Open Arms Knights

MacKayla Ogilvie

1

15

Rewind 89.3 Roadies

Melanie Sampson

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Mary Jane Sypher

Christ Community Church

4

1,100.00

2

Joel Murphy

Team Onward

1

1,000.00

3

Tina Williams-Mosher

Kentville Care Bears

4

755.00

4

Jennifer Seward

Christ Community Church

5

625.00

5

Ashley Colville

Kentville Care Bears

13

620.00

6

Kait Wood

The Mighty Few

5

600.00

7

Riley McCulloch

Rollin’ Along

2

600.00

8

Kierstyn Lilly

Middleton Baptist Church

3

575.00

9

Sadie McAlear

Acadia Students' Union

1

500.00

10

Alice Whitman

Middleton Baptist Church

6

355.00

11

Amy MacKay

Team Onward

3

310.00

12

Darlene Boekema

Greenwood Health Family

2

300.00

13

Alison Coldwell

7

265.00

14

David Brewster

Kentville Care Bears

3

250.00

15

Kathleen Murphy

Team Onward

1

250.00

16

Sherri Pineo

Kentville Care Bears

8

250.00

17

Yvonne Soucy

Kentville Care Bears

4

230.00

18

Aiden Quigley

7

205.00

19

Melanie McCulloch

Rollin’ Along

3

200.00

20

Scott McCulloch

Rollin’ Along

3

200.00

21

Loralee Smith-McFarlane

Greenwood Health Family

1

200.00

22

Mark selvidge

Christ Community Church

4

200.00

23

Russ Sanche

The Solar Riders

2

200.00

24

Jacey Winter

4

190.00

25

Paige Wells

6

170.00

26

Kim Mason

Greenwood Health Family

1

150.00

27

Tyson Blanchard

The Mighty Few

2

150.00

28

Pam Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

2

125.00

29

Darion Johnson

Open Arms Shelter Diversion

1

100.00

30

Esther Tracey

The Mighty Few

1

100.00

31

Benjamin Colville

Kentville Care Bears

2

100.00

32

Angela Budge

Open Arms Shelter Diversion

1

100.00

33

Deanna Smith

Kentville Care Bears

1

100.00

34

Leslie Archibald

Middleton Baptist Church

4

80.00

35

Meg Denyar

Kentville Care Bears

3

60.00

36

Danny Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

1

50.00

37

Chantel Branning

Greenwood Health Family

2

50.00

38

Heidi McFarlane

Middleton Baptist Church

2

35.00

39

Kyle McFarlane

Middleton Baptist Church

2

35.00

40

Gabrielle Soucy-MacKenzie

Kentville Care Bears

3

30.00

41

Maksim Soucy-MacKenzie

Kentville Care Bears

3

30.00

42

James Staunton

Magee Allstars

1

25.00

43

Karen and Ella Noiles

Rollin’ Along

1

25.00

44

Hannah Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

1

25.00

45

Joshua Smith

Middleton Baptist Church

1

20.00

46

Ryan Sypher

The Solar Riders

47

Genevieve Allen Hearn

Maritime Express Cider Co.

48

Henry Denyar

Kentville Care Bears

49

Jocie Denyar

Kentville Care Bears

50

Cameron MacDonald

Acadia Students' Union

51

KristenLee Stronach

Greenwood Health Family

52

MacKayla Ogilvie

Open Arms Knights

53

Marley Pugsley

Greenwood Health Family

54

Nathan Colville

Kentville Care Bears

55

Theo Colville

Kentville Care Bears

56

Miller Makramalla

Greenwood Health Family

57

Amanda Hatt Gould

Open Arms Shelter Diversion

58

Emme Manuel

Open Arms Shelter Diversion

59

Melanie Sampson

Rewind 89.3 Roadies

60

Gabrielle Breault

Petite Patrie Chocolate

61

Ashton Richardson

Open Arms Shelter Diversion

About The Portal

The Portal provides access to a brighter future for youth in the Annapolis Valley. The Portal acts as a resource centre to youth and works to prevent and respond to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. These youth who are sometimes forgotten are facing challenges such as: relational breakdown, substance abuse & addictions, isolation, poverty, homelessness, literacy, crime and street level risks, and work/education shortcomings. The Portal provides a safe place (physically and emotionally) for young people to secure basic needs (food, shelter, relationships) and experience a sense of belonging so that they can take work through their trauma/ emotional needs and become independent. Each individual that comes through the door or is met in the community are accepted, regardless of their lifestyle, beliefs, age, race, gender, or social-economic status. The Portal's vision is that all youth in the Annapolis Valley have a safe, supportive and nurturing home.

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Contact Us


RIDE Kentville 2022

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

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
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