Raised:
$115,434
104%Goal:
$110,000

Toronto Beaches

Hosted by Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

89Participants10Teams

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!

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Woodbine Beach Park

1675 Lake Shore Blvd E,

Toronto, ON M4L 3W6

Special Schedule

For Toronto Beaches (Christie Refugee) RIDE only


  • 9:00 am: Meet Check-in opens
  • 10:00 am: Move Opening remarks + send-off
  • 11:00 am: Munch Light meal served
  • 12:00 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!

Toronto Beaches Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

2/5kmView + print!

2.5km Turnaround at Kew Gardens Dog Park

Toronto Beaches 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

Flynn Group of Companies

John McManus

15

101,641.00

2

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

Jon Osmond

16

5,303.00

3

NTCAC Dicycles

Adeline Kwan

18

3,840.00

4

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Sam Chaise

24

2,315.84

5

Christie’s Best Friends

Maria Victoria Vanegas Caballero

3

1,085.00

6

Neil

John Neil

1

1,000.00

7

Christie Refugee Ctr 20 K Team

Sarah Ruesink

1

350.00

8

Neil

John Neil

1

9

Los Latinos DE Christie

Jazmin Duran

6

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Jeff Small

Flynn Group of Companies

55

37,000.00

2

Paulo Nunes

Flynn Group of Companies

24

16,135.00

3

Tracy McManus

Flynn Group of Companies

23

11,625.00

4

John McManus

Flynn Group of Companies

15

11,500.00

5

Manny De Sousa

Flynn Group of Companies

18

6,250.00

6

Mark Agius

Flynn Group of Companies

10

5,250.00

7

Sean Wormsbecker

Flynn Group of Companies

23

4,400.00

8

Mathew Cook

Flynn Group of Companies

10

3,300.00

9

Blaine Braun

Flynn Group of Companies

3

1,750.00

10

Sierra De Sousa

Flynn Group of Companies

13

1,731.00

11

Jon Osmond

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

6

1,030.00

12

John Neil

Neil

10

1,000.00

13

Kate Acone

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

11

765.00

14

Chris Welch

Flynn Group of Companies

4

700.00

15

Andrew Han

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

10

628.00

16

Dave Ascenzi

Flynn Group of Companies

1

500.00

17

Tim Davis

Flynn Group of Companies

1

500.00

18

Don Delaney

Flynn Group of Companies

3

500.00

19

Maria Victoria Vanegas Caballero

Christie’s Best Friends

5

500.00

20

Bruce Iles

Flynn Group of Companies

1

500.00

21

Agatha Chao

NTCAC Dicycles

7

470.00

22

Sam Chaise

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

4

450.00

23

Claire Chu

NTCAC Dicycles

7

440.00

24

Sami Meagher

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

11

415.85

25

Adeline Kwan

NTCAC Dicycles

7

370.00

26

Ally Meagher

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

11

360.00

27

Erik Ruesink

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

4

355.00

28

Sarah Ruesink

Christie Refugee Ctr 20 K Team

3

350.00

29

Michelle Brotherwood

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

6

325.00

30

Hannah Sylvester

Christie’s Best Friends

4

310.00

31

Nathan Wang

NTCAC Dicycles

6

300.00

32

Caleb Wang

NTCAC Dicycles

6

300.00

33

Brent Chan

NTCAC Dicycles

3

300.00

34

Kerri Sylvester

Christie’s Best Friends

5

275.00

35

Ethan Chao

NTCAC Dicycles

2

250.00

36

Beth Dorrans

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

4

250.00

37

Estela Gonzalez

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

7

245.00

38

Rowan Brotherwood

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

8

240.00

39

Kyle Langendoen

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

1

200.00

40

Peter Groot

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

5

200.00

41

Martin Chow

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

2

200.00

42

Isaac Painting

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

1

200.00

43

Andrew Haugh

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

2

180.00

44

Benedict Chan

NTCAC Dicycles

7

180.00

45

Jeffrey Ekeanyanwu

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

2

180.00

46

Heman Chao

NTCAC Dicycles

3

180.00

47

Lyndsay Howitt

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

3

180.00

48

Manny Wong

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

1

150.00

49

Rachel Ekeanyanwu

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

3

150.00

50

Peter Lok

NTCAC Dicycles

2

110.00

51

Samuel Adams

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

1

100.00

52

Tiff Wang

NTCAC Dicycles

2

100.00

53

Jordan Fisher

Christie Refugee Ctr 50 K Team

3

100.00

54

Phil Wang

NTCAC Dicycles

2

100.00

55

Anke Mok

NTCAC Dicycles

4

100.00

56

Joseph Truong

NTCAC Dicycles

2

100.00

57

Peter Hopkins

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

1

100.00

58

Oyeyemi Faoye

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

2

100.00

59

Joyce Mok

NTCAC Dicycles

2

70.00

60

Arthur Kam

NTCAC Dicycles

2

60.00

61

Gabrielle Cheng

NTCAC Dicycles

2

60.00

62

Kelvin Huynh

NTCAC Dicycles

1

50.00

63

Aamir Shahzad

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

2

44.99

64

Jawad Afzali

65

christy okoigun

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

66

Jazmin Duran

Los Latinos DE Christie

67

Steve Meagher

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

68

Sheeba Aamir

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

69

oluwatoyin Giwa

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

70

Kimberly Tang-Wing

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

71

Mary Nwanokwai

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

72

Felicia Akande

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

73

Carmen Quezada Hernandez

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

74

John Neil

Neil

75

aisha shifa

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

76

WALTER HARDY

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

77

Mayra Santillan

Los Latinos DE Christie

78

Judy and Wil Tranter

79

Yoseph Gela Ali

80

Joaquin Cortezano Ortiz

Los Latinos DE Christie

81

Sandra Vargas

Los Latinos DE Christie

82

paula garcia

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

83

Jeferson Montoya

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

84

ana santacoloma

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

85

jorge garcia

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

86

Evans Antwi

Friends and Staff of Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

87

JonathanEstuardo Estrada Moreno

Los Latinos DE Christie

88

Jemmifer Parada

Los Latinos DE Christie

89

Ellen Cho

About Christie Refugee Welcome Centre

Welcome, safety, and support for refugees.


Located in the heart of downtown Toronto just minutes from Christie/Bloor in the Annex, Christie Refugee Welcome Centre (CRWC) has provided emergency shelter and a warm welcome for refugee families from all ethnic, racial or religious backgrounds for more than 30 years,


Approximately 300 homeless refugee claimants (100 families) from war-torn countries world-wide arrive at Christie each year. At CRWC they receive the care, support and assistance they need to pursue their refugee claim and to reconstruct and begin their new lives in Canada.


RIDE for REFUGE is a wonderful opportunity to support and advocate for refugee families arriving in Toronto.

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Contact Us


RIDE Toronto Beaches 2022

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

Got questions about the Ride for Refuge?
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