Raised:
$900
1%Goal:
$68,000

Kitchener Grand River

Hosted by COMPASS Refugee Centre

11Participants4Teams98Days Left

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!

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!

Kitchener Grand River 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

Team Sloth

Sami Qureshi

2

600.00

2

The Van Giessen Gaggle

Tony Van Giessen

1

200.00

3

COMPASS Walk and Wheel

Shelley Campagnola

3

4

WMB on the Move

Nevine Samy Bebawi

2

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Maria Qureshi

Team Sloth

2

600.00

2

Tony Van Giessen

The Van Giessen Gaggle

2

200.00

3

Katy Biersteker

1

100.00

4

Sami Qureshi

Team Sloth

5

Daniel Habte

6

Brian Carney

7

Jamie McCourt

COMPASS Walk and Wheel

8

Nevine Samy Bebawi

WMB on the Move

9

Michelle & Adam Knowles

WMB on the Move

10

Kazh Ameen

COMPASS Walk and Wheel

11

Shelley Campagnola

COMPASS Walk and Wheel

About COMPASS Refugee Centre

RIDE or WALK with us and help people go from needing refuge to thriving in welcoming communities.


COMPASS Refugee Centre works for the day that every person coming to Canada seeking refuge has unhindered access to justice, and the opportunity to thrive in welcoming communities.



We promote justice through assistance with the refugee claim process. We accompany through our T.H.R.I.V.E. framework using innovation and collaboration to create opportunities that lead to newcomer integration, belonging, and contribution to community life. We advocate for #welcomingcommunities made stronger by tackling barriers to justice and thriving, and engaging people ready for life beyond refuge.



JOIN COMPASS on October 1st!

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