Raised:
$4,260
21%Goal:
$20,000

Waterloo Westmount

Hosted by Reception House Waterloo Region

23Participants4Teams16Volunteers

What moves you? The Ride for Refuge, a family-friendly fundraising bike + walk in support of local charities serving people seeking hope, safety, and freedom. Join us Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023!

Waterloo Westmount Scoreboard

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Teams
Participants

#

Team Name

Captain

Members

Raised

1

Reception House-United

Reception House WR

12

2,660.00

2

van Raalte family

Anita van Raalte

4

1,000.00

3

Team GRU

Louise Sims

1

250.00

4

Madina

Samina Hayat

2

100.00

#

Name

Team Name

Donors

Raised

1

Craig Baila

Reception House-United

6

850.00

2

Reception House WR

Reception House-United

4

450.00

3

Louise Sims

Team GRU

1

250.00

4

Dennis Cok

1

200.00

5

Ese Ijasan

Reception House-United

4

180.00

6

Anita van Raalte

van Raalte family

5

170.00

7

Shianna Hofstetter

Reception House-United

4

165.00

8

Narayani Pradhan

Reception House-United

3

150.00

9

Heather Montgomery

Reception House-United

1

100.00

10

Kelly McManus

1

50.00

11

Samina Hayat

Madina

1

50.00

12

mohammed saeed

Reception House-United

1

50.00

13

Zack Ritchie

Reception House-United

1

35.00

14

Lexi Fell

Reception House-United

1

30.00

15

Malcolm van Raalte

van Raalte family

1

25.00

16

Madiah Hayat

Madina

17

Sohaib Khan

18

Sae Ali

Reception House-United

19

Ramla Aweys

Reception House-United

The Challenge

Got a big-hearted business, workplace, group, church, or community? Step up and join the Challenge to compete for your local pride in support of RIDE. Check the National Challengeboard to see more!

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.

Event Day Details

Save the date - RIDE Day is September 23, 2023!

StartGoogle Map

United College

190 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5

Schedule

  • 10:00 am: Meet Check-in + Welcome
  • 11:00 am: Move Send-off
  • 12:00 pm: Munch Light meal served
  • 1:00 pm: Mosey Thank You! See you in 2024!


Not able to join us at the Main Event? We hope you'll register, fundraise and participate offsite with friends and family.

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.
  • Children 12 and Under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  • No Pets: We love our little furballs like you do, but pets are not permitted at Ride for Refuge except for approved and trained service animals. Read more about our pet policy >

Check-in

  • All participants check-in personally at the event on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
  • 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.

Have questions? Visit the FAQ section!

Waivers

All participants should register online.

  • Adults accept the waiver automatically when they register online.
  • Youth/Children: under 18 need a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.
  • An online waiver form will be emailed to all parents/guardians before RIDE Day.
  • Waivers will be available at check-in on RIDE Day.

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. Late September 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!

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 RIDE Head Office along with your completed pledge form.
  • 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.

Waterloo Westmount Maps

Check out this year's RIDE route maps below:

Contact Us


RIDE Waterloo Westmount 2023

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

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