Hosted by The Lighthouse Orillia

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Address: 1029 Brodie Drive, RR4 Box 11, Orillia , Orillia Square Mall, BEHIND THE BRICK - pleanty of Parking located thereStart time: Full Schedule >
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About The Lighthouse Orillia

Ride with Orillia on September 30th


The Lighthouse Soup Kitchen and Shelter is a shining light in our community!

Our Vision: Guiding the vulnerable out of life's storms towards hope.

Our Mission: Providing a safe place that meets physical needs, gives spiritual hope and points the way to wellness.

At The Lighthouse we offer meals, a shelter for men, as well as partnering with other community organizations to provide support services for those in need.

Our soup kitchen serves lunch to 30-50 people every day for anyone who needs a meal. Men, women, children… Everyone is welcome! Our shelter has 14 beds for men who have no place of their own to stay. We provide three meals a day, a safe place and community resources for housing, employment and addictions counselling.

Building Hope is the community initiative to create a "Community Services hub". We plan to build a new emergency shelter for men, women and families, as well as Supportive Housing Units

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Contact Us

The Lighthouse Orillia

Lynn Thomas Event Director
toll free 1.877.743.3413 / phone 519.603.2250
email info@blueseaphilanthropy.org

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Northern Nuggets

Lynne Comer




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Lynne Comer

Northern Nuggets

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Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is September 29, 2018!

Ride or walk with us on September 29, 2018 in the Orillia Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by The Lighthouse Shelter Raising funds for The Lighthouse and Couchiching Jubilee House


1029 Brodie Drive

RR4 Box 11


Orillia Square Mall

BEHIND THE BRICK - pleanty of Parking located there


Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8am - Registration opens
  • 8:45am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9am - SEND-OFF (all distances)
  • 10am - Registration closes
  • 10am - Lunch service begins
  • 2pm - Lunch service ends
  • 2pm - Route closes

Yummy Food

  • There will be snacks at rest stops, and lunch will be available for participants when they return from their ride or walk.

  • We are not able to accommodate for food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks.



  • All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:
  • check in
  • wear their event wristband once registered

  • Participants aged 17 and under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver or bring in a pre-signed waiver form. Download waiver form under the "Tools" section of our website.


  • Children 10 and under: Free
  • Youth 11-17: Fundraise minimum $75 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • Adults 18+: Fundraise minimum $150 (and earn the RIDE t-shirt) or pay reg fee
  • The average online donation for the RIDE is $68, so it's a reachable goal!
  • RIDE T-shirts are available on event day while supplies last and are available in sizes youth S to adult 3XL.

For those who choose to pay the non-refundable registration fee, the early bird cost of $25 applies until Monday, Sep 24th when it bumps to $40.


  • Log into your personal fundraising page and post all cash and cheque donations online.

  • Bring all cash/cheques to check-in on event day.

  • Print off the MY RESULTS FORM to bring with you.

  • If you haven't posted your cash & cheque donations online please ensure that you've carefully and neatly written in all your donor information onto a paper Donation Form to ensure proper receipting and partner allocation. Find these on our "Tools" page. Full

donor names and mailing addresses are needed to issue charitable tax receipts.

  • Please ensure all cheques are signed, made payable to Ride for Refuge and are current dated.


  • Visit our FAQ section!

Route Details

Route Options Include

  • 10 km RIDE
  • 25 km RIDE
  • 50 km RIDE
  • 5 km WALK

Scroll down to view or print route maps!

  • Rest stops will be available on all distances.

  • All riders 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Joggers are permitted on the walk route but must head to the front of the group.

What to Bring

  • a passion for the charity you're riding or walking for
  • a helmet (mandatory for all riders)
  • your bike (or walking shoes)
  • warm layers with moisture repelling clothing if cold or windy
  • water bottle - filled with icy cold water
  • your My Results Form - downloaded from the fundraising portal
  • a signed copy of your Waiver Form for those 17 or under with parent/guardian signature
  • any cash or cheques (made out to "Ride for Refuge")
  • a cell phone for emergencies - recommended but not required
  • extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities

Late September can be cool, with rain and wind. The weather might also be gorgeous and sunny. Be sure to keep your eye on the forecast.

Got questions about The Ride for Refuge?
info@rideforrefuge.org / 1.877.743.3413