Raised:
$7,520
37%Goal:
$20,000

Kitchener Victoria Park

Hosted by Reception House Waterloo Region

19Participants8Teams6Volunteers

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!

StartGoogle Map

101 David St, Kitchener, ON N2G 1Y1

Start location is at Reception House Waterloo Region.

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!

Kitchener Victoria Park Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

10kmView + print!

This is the 10km bike ride route. Start/finish will be at 101 David street, Kitchener

2.5kmView + print!

Walk route location is in Victoria Park, Kitchener

Kitchener Victoria Park 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

Keep Calm and Trek On

Christie Arthurs

2

4,065.00

2

Grand River Unitarian

Carol Burrows

6

1,070.00

3

FMC walking ladies

Rosanne Argueta

4

1,025.00

4

3-2-1 Polo!

Christina Mills

2

980.00

5

Reception House WR- Creating warm welcome

Reception House WR

2

380.00

6

The “Eh” Team

Elora Zimmerman

1

7

Team Testeroni

Fake Name

1

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Christie Arthurs

Keep Calm and Trek On

11

1,565.00

2

Kate McAllister

Keep Calm and Trek On

2

1,000.00

3

Christina Mills

3-2-1 Polo!

4

700.00

4

Donna Bender

FMC walking ladies

5

400.00

5

Robertson Reid

3-2-1 Polo!

5

280.00

6

Nadine Moyer

FMC walking ladies

4

275.00

7

Carol Burrows

Grand River Unitarian

3

270.00

8

Nicole Langlois

Grand River Unitarian

1

200.00

9

Louise Sims

Grand River Unitarian

1

200.00

10

Keith Hagerman

Grand River Unitarian

1

200.00

11

Narayani Pradhan

Reception House WR- Creating warm welcome

3

180.00

12

Rosanne Argueta

FMC walking ladies

2

150.00

13

Jeanette Bissoon

FMC walking ladies

1

100.00

14

Ilsa Hagerman

Grand River Unitarian

2

75.00

15

Nell Hagerman

Grand River Unitarian

2

75.00

16

Elora Zimmerman

The “Eh” Team

17

Reception House WR

Reception House WR- Creating warm welcome

18

Jim Testerton

About Reception House Waterloo Region

Reception House provides assistance to newly arrived refugees in the Waterloo Region. We have welcomed and supported thousands of refugees since 1987.


We focus on ensuring that newcomers settling in Waterloo Region are successful by providing temporary accommodations, orientation to life in Canada and access to health care. As our newest neighbours begin to settle and integrate into our community, we assist with providing support to secure meaningful jobs and access to mental health care so that healing from loss and trauma can begin.


More than ever before, we need your support. Waterloo Region and our communities are strongest when we all provide our newest neighbours with a warm welcome.


Through capacity building, case management and referrals, we strive to provide all refugees in Waterloo Region a successful settlement experience. With support from people like you, we know we can provide a warm welcome to our newest neighours! Ride with us this fall and help create a welcoming community where newcomers are welcome.

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Contact Us


RIDE Kitchener Victoria Park 2022

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

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