Events
Ride for Refuge
The date for the 2017 RIDE is Saturday, September 30th! See you there!

Learn More & Register for the 2017 Ride here!



What is the Ride for Refuge?
It's a family-friendly fundraiser for charities across Canada that support the vulnerable and exploited. Sign up in support of the Joy Smith Foundation to raise awareness of Human Trafficking in Canada and support for Survivors! This year, the majority of funds raised will go towards a school program that will educate our youth about how Human Trafficking works.
 

In 2017 the Ride will take place in 26 cities across the country, but you can also opt to Ride or Walk Anywhere! Participants can choose various distances (up to 50 kms) and there are rest stations set up along the routes and a wonderful post-Ride lunch. The Ride for Refuge is a great way to get some exercise with friends and family, while supporting the work of the Joy Smith Foundation!
 
Is there an entry fee?
The Ride for Refuge is a not for profit event.  Participants 10 and under are free.  There is a registration fee of $40, however if you fundraise a minimum of $150 ($75 for ages 11-17), the registration fee is waived and you will receive a free, unique RIDE t-shirt.

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! See you there!
Learn more and register today...