Raised:
$19,065
76%Goal:
$25,000

Niagara Region

Hosted by Community Care of West Niagara

37Participants8Teams5Charities0Volunteers

The RIDE will happen as scheduled on Saturday, October 3, 2020! However, Covid-related health risks and operational challenges won't permit us to assemble in large groups. So instead, we'll gather virtually, self-organizing in smaller, covid-friendly teams or groups as permitted.

Let's keep our RIDE location communities going! Register for the same RIDE location as last year - or, if you are new, register in a location you're within an hour of.

2020 RIDE Photos

Got RIDE Day pics you'd like to share? Email them to photos@rideforrefuge.org with your name/location and we'll add them!

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About Community Care of West Niagara

United Way Niagara is proud to partner with Community Care of West Niagara to provide refuge and hope for the displaced, vulnerable and exploited in our community.


At Community Care of West Niagara, we know that community involves everyone!


CCWN is a registered charitable non-profit organization that serves families, individuals, seniors, adults, youths and children of Lincoln and surrounding communities of Niagara.


We are an organization with values based in compassion, integrity and respect for people coming from all walks of life. Our mission is to bridge the gap to self-sufficiency by supporting our community members facing financial hardships.


Please join us for this wonderful event that brings the people of all ages together for some fun and exercise while helping the displaced, the vulnerable and exploited of our community!

Niagara Region Scoreboard

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Teams
Participants
Charities

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Eat My Dust

Isaac Flagg

23

10,495.00

2

Moini 4 Refugees 2020

Moses Moini

1

2,985.00

3

CCWN Speed Demons

Lynda O'Donnell

4

1,225.00

4

MCC Centuries

Nick Schuurman

1

700.00

5

FGC LOVES MPI

Kaitlin Goertz

2

650.00

6

Retro Rockets

Mark O'Donnell

1

25.00

7

NC

Angela Walsh

1

8

Habsfan2020

Matthew Gould

1

#

Name

Team Name

Activity

Raised

1

Isaac Flagg

Eat My Dust

Ride 10km

5,500.00

2

Moses Moini

Moini 4 Refugees 2020

Ride 25km

2,885.00

3

Caddle Team

Ride with Joy

Ride 10km

1,450.00

4

Amanda Conner

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

1,005.00

5

Scott Austin

Eat My Dust

Ride 10km

1,005.00

6

Paul Chapman

St. George's Dragons

Ride 50km

900.00

7

Nick Schuurman

MCC Centuries

Ride 50km

700.00

8

Kaitlin Goertz

FGC LOVES MPI

Walk 5km

450.00

9

Heather Watson

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

350.00

10

Kevin Elzinga

Ride 25km

290.00

11

Darren Clark

Eat My Dust

Ride 10km

275.00

12

Brian Kerley

St. George's Dragons

Ride 50km

250.00

13

Lynda O'Donnell

CCWN Speed Demons

Fitness

225.00

14

Julie Maguire

Eat My Dust

Ride 50km

220.00

15

Allan Barton

Eat My Dust

Challenge

200.00

16

Scott McLeod

St. George's Dragons

Ride 50km

195.00

17

Neil Polich

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

195.00

18

Walter Wormald

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

175.00

19

Sarah Maguire

Eat My Dust

Ride 50km

175.00

20

Lisa Murray

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

160.00

21

Cathy Trudeau

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

150.00

22

Paul Maguire

Eat My Dust

Ride 50km

150.00

23

Brenda Ruscica

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

150.00

24

Carol Wormald

Eat My Dust

Walk 5km

135.00

25

Carole Fuhrer

CCWN Speed Demons

Walk 5km

100.00

26

Tracy Boom

Ride 25km

85.00

27

Maya Mercier

CCWN Speed Demons

Ride 25km

50.00

28

Cameron Stone

Ride 25km

40.00

29

Mark O'Donnell

Retro Rockets

Outdoors

25.00

30

Julie Rose

CCWN Speed Demons

Walk 5km

25.00

31

Andrews Ayodele-Peters

Eat My Dust

Ride 25km

32

Angela Walsh

NC

Fitness

33

Dean Henderson

Eat My Dust

Ride 25km

34

Matthew Gould

Habsfan2020

Ride 25km

35

Leroy Secor

Eat My Dust

Ride 25km

36

Mick Higgins

Ride 50km

#

Charity

Teams

Participants

Raised Here

1

Christian Horizons

2

24

10,495.00

2

Mennonite Central Committee Ontario

2

2

3,685.00

3

Community Care of West Niagara

2

5

1,250.00

4

Mission Partners International

1

2

650.00

5

Partners Worldwide Canada

1

1

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is October 3, 2020!

The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event. Team Captains select their charity of choice when they start their team.


Start

There are no official RIDE locations this year. Teams will self-organize in smaller groups, following all COVID-related protocols for safety. Ask your captain for details on the plan for your team.


Times

This year you can sleep in a little longer if you want. Teams and individuals are free to gather at a time that is convenient for all of you.


Outdoor T-shirt Pick-up times


Team Captains, participants or one member of a family may pick up your t-shirts if you've qualified ($150 raised for adults, $75 for those 17 and under) at one of these two times.


Thursday, October 1 - 4pm-7pm

or

Saturday, October 3 - 8am- 11am


at:

3831 Victoria Avenue

Vineland, Ontario

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Please wear a mask. Queue up 6 feet apart from the next person in line, and we'll move through the process cheerfully and quickly, celebrating your fundraising in the safest way possible.


Registration

All participants must register online this year and accept the electronic waiver.


Waiver Details

Everyone on your team must register online before event day.

  • When they register online, they will automatically accept an electronic waiver, which is all that is needed for adults.
  • If you have youth or children on your team, they will need to have their parent or guardian sign a printed paper waiver.

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 the RIDE Head Office along with your completed pledge sheet.
  • 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.


Route Details

Safety First!

If your team is outside on Event Day, keep a close eye on everyone, their plans, whereabouts, and safety.

  • Youth and children should always be supervised.
  • In case of any accident or injury, immediately call 911 for emergency support.
  • If an accident does occur, please contact the RIDE Head Office by phone or email.
  • All participants are expected to be aware of and respect all Covid-related health and safety guidelines for their area, including but not limited to exercising social distancing protocols and wearing masks as required.


What to Bring

Common Sense Mainly!

  • A cell phone for emergencies (recommended but not required)
  • A helmet is mandatory for all riders
  • A face mask
  • Snacks in case you get hungry
  • Your bike or walking shoes
  • Your own water bottle, filled with icy cold water
  • A passion for the charity you're riding or walking for
  • Warm layers with moisture-repelling clothing in case it's cold or windy. Late September / early October weather can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast!

Contact Us


Community Care of West Niagara

Lynda O'Donnell Administration and Fundraising Coordinator
Toll Free 1.877.743.3413 / Phone 905.563.5822
Email info@rideforrefuge.org

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