Events
Ride for Refuge
http://www.rideforrefuge.org
What is Ride for Refuge?
It is a family-friendly cycling fundraiser that supports the vulnerable and exploited. The event raises awareness for organizations like the Joy Smith Foundation working to stop human trafficking in Canada by raising support for these victims. 
 
Riders can choose various distances (up to 50 kms).
There are rest stations set up along the routes and fabulous post Ride refreshments. This is a great way to get some exercise and ride with family and friends while supporting the work of the Joy Smith Foundation.
 
Ride for Refuge has locations all over!
Examples of 2016 Locations:
Western Canada Eastern Canada Other
Calgary Saskatoon Brampton Newmarket RIDE/WALK
Edmonton Vancouver Halifax Niagara Region Anywhere Canada
Fort Langley Victoria Hamilton Orillia
Red Deer Winnipeg Kingston Oshawa
Regina
Kitchener/Waterloo Ottawa


London Peterborough


Moncton Thunder Bay


Montreal Toronto Downtown


Muskoka Windsor

Is there an entry fee?
The Ride for Refuge is a not for profit event.  Participants 10 and under are free.  There is no registration fee, however, participants over the age of 10 must fundraise or self-support a minimum of $50.  Participants receive a free, cool RIDE t-shirt if a minimum of $100 is raised.      

Why should I sign up and join the Joy Smith Foundation?
The need of victims of human trafficking in Canada is great. They require food, shelter, clothing, counselling, medication, etc.. Joining a team, raising pledges and biking in your city is your chance to raise support for the Joy Smith Foundation. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in Canada and recent cases in Ottawa, Montreal, Waterloo, Edmonton and Calgary, among others, highlight the need to raise awareness and protect our youth.

The date for the 2017 RIDE is Saturday, September 30th!