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Hosted by Elizabeth House Program

Raised: $95,513.52|Goal: $75,000

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Ride with us on October 1, 2016 in the Calgary Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by Elizabeth House, a program of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, in support of charities benefiting the displaced,... [Read More]

Ride with us on October 1, 2016 in the Calgary Ride for Refuge, generously hosted and operated by Elizabeth House, a program of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Calgary, in support of charities benefiting the displaced, vulnerable and exploited.

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Calgary is super grateful for our fantastic 2016 sponsors - thanks so much! View All >

Calgary Italian Bakery
Goods & Services
Spolumbo's Fine Foods ...
Goods & Services
Safeway - Northill
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Calgary Scoreboard.

1Wheels of Justice
Captain: Beth Hoffman
$9,858.00 | 23 Members
2Calgary Oxford House Pedal Pushers
Captain: Patrick Nixon
$7,570.00 | 6 Members
3FriesenKeys Clan of 12
Captain: Derryl Friesen
$6,206.52 | 15 Members
4Team eMi (Calgary)
Captain: Braden Swab
$6,050.00 | 12 Members
5Riders for Recovery
Captain: Diana Schwenk
$4,780.00 | 8 Members
6AutoSol In Motion
Captain: Suzzette Rainey
$4,315.00 | 8 Members
7Bicycles for Humanity - Calgary
Captain: Thian Hundert
$4,030.00 | 10 Members
8Elizabeth House Supporters
Captain: Real Phaneuf
$3,730.00 | 7 Members
9Next Step Ministries
Captain: Becky Bradbury
$3,586.00 | 13 Members
10Haiti Arise Riders
Captain: Kim Doan
$3,330.00 | 5 Members
11The Speedy Gonzales
Captain: Laurel Pedersen
$3,080.00 | 9 Members
12Take ACTION
Captain: Kimberly Roszmann
$2,850.00 | 6 Members
13Mercy riders 2016
Captain: Emmanuel Gye
$2,538.00 | 12 Members
14Justice Walkers
Captain: Melanie Erickson
$2,290.00 | 12 Members
15AARC Angels
Captain: Randy Bergh
$2,070.00 | 9 Members
16St. Peter's Pedallers
Captain: Barbara Llewellyn
$2,015.00 | 5 Members
17ACTION Superheroes
Captain: Mark Sorell
$1,770.00 | 7 Members
18HART Fore Ukraine
Captain: Carrie Foreman
$1,706.00 | 10 Members
19Alpha Team Bravo - St.Bonaventure
Captain: Michael Subasic
$1,540.00 | 6 Members
20Little World Changers
Captain: Finnton Bradbury
$1,515.00 | 6 Members
21CPCC Cyclists
Captain: Bob Adlington
$1,440.00 | 4 Members
22#walksquad
Captain: Jessica Brandon
$1,400.00 | 11 Members
23Wahgi Walkers
Captain: Sharon Tully
$1,360.00 | 7 Members
24Phoebe & Monica
Captain: Mindy Erickson
$1,270.00 | 4 Members
25HART ROAD WARRIORS
Captain: Lloyd Cenaiko
$1,250.00 | 5 Members
26Warriors on Wheels
Captain: Anna Andersen
$1,203.00 | 6 Members
27Team Serenity
Captain: Melissa McGuigan
$1,145.00 | 5 Members
28HATS Team Calgary
Captain: Lynn McKee
$1,125.00 | 5 Members
292 Old Guys
Captain: Lynn Bessey
$1,125.00 | 2 Members
30Team TBC
Captain: Pat Tennant
$1,010.00 | 11 Members
31Elizabeth House Home Raisers
Captain: Samantha Jones
$846.00 | 4 Members
32Team Breakfast
Captain: Benjamin Boelhouwer
$832.00 | 4 Members
33Blades for Aid
Captain: Brittany Yuen
$776.00 | 2 Members
34Harvest Hills Alliance
Captain: Tom Taylor
$720.00 | 5 Members
354Boys Fund Riders
Captain: Brian Spiegelmann
$600.00 | 5 Members
36Friends for charity
Captain: Sharon Kangas
$500.00 | 5 Members
37Purple Yams You Version
Captain: k h
$365.00 | 4 Members
38Calgary Cares
Captain: Laura Velasquez
$350.00 | 2 Members
39Evergreen
Captain: Rachel Groen
$300.00 | 5 Members
40Team Rosiechka
Captain: rosie lusanji
$275.00 | 2 Members
41PRAD Canada
Captain: Greg Toews
$50.00 | 1 Members
42GYVN Alberta Alumni Team
Captain: Natasha Reynolds
$0.00 | 1 Members
43Legacy Team Good to Go
Captain: Kim Buller
$0.00 | 1 Members
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2016 RIDE Day Photos

Photo Credit: Wade Lahring & Wilson Gumat

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We are very honoured to have Westlife Church as our Start/Finish location for Ride for Refuge 2016.


Their address is 32242 Township Rd. 245 in Springbank.


This is just south of the entrance to Calaway park, turning left off of Range Road 33.


Please bring a full water bottle. There is no drinkable water on site. We will have a limited quantity of bottled water for refills.


Parking


Event Participants will be parking at Springbank Elementary and Middle Schools across Range Rd 33 from Westlife. You will then walk your bikes across using the crosswalk and park your bike in the church parking lot and proceed to the Welcome Desk and then Registration.


Volunteers will park in the gravel lot of Westlife Church.


Times

Here's the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 7:30 am - Registration opens
  • 8:50 am - Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:00 am - RIDE begins (all distances)
  • 9:30 am - WALK begins
  • 10 am - Registration closes
  • 10:30 am - Lunch service begins
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch service ends
  • 1:00 pm - Route closes

Spolumbos Sausage, Vegetarian Chili, Buns


  • 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. If needed, please bring your epi-pen.


Registration

CHECK-IN:


  • All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:
  • check-in
  • sign a waiver form
  • 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.

REGISTRATION


NEW for 2016

  • $50 minimum fundraising (or self-donation) for those over 10
  • Kids 10 and under are free
  • Raise (or self-donate) $100 or more to earn a long sleeve RIDE t-shirt regardless of age
  • There is no registration fee

RIDE T-shirts are available on event day while supplies last and are available in sizes youth small to adult 3XL.


MONEY & CHEQUES:


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

  • Bring all cash/cheques to registration check-in.

  • 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 Pledge Sheet to ensure proper receipting and partner allocation. Find these on our "Tools" page. Full mailing addresses are needed to issue charitable tax receipts.

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

HAVE QUESTIONS?


  • Visit our FAQ section!


Route Details

Route Options Include


  • 10 km (6 mile) RIDE
  • 25 km (15 mile) RIDE
  • 50 km (30 mile) RIDE (2 x 25 km route)
  • 5 km (3 mile) WALK/RIDE (double loop of 2.5 km)

  • 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 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
  • a cell phone for emergencies - recommended but not required
  • your My Results Form - downloaded from the fundraising portal
  • a signed copy of your Waiver Form (RIDERS / WALKERS 17 or under must have a parent or guardian sign their waiver form)
  • any cash - or cheques made out to "Ride for Refuge"
  • extra food or snacks if you have allergies or food sensitivities
  • a passion for the charity you're riding or walking for

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

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Calgary Information

Samantha Jones Location Director
Email: samantha.jones@calgarydiocese.ca
Phone: 403-218-5531

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About Elizabeth House Program

a program of the RC Bishop of the Diocese of Calgary


Elizabeth House is a home for “at risk” pregnant or parenting youth and their babies who need a safe place to live.


Our goal is for Elizabeth House to be recognized as a compassionate, non-judgmental and loving home-like environment that allows each resident and baby to lay the foundation for a more hopeful and fulfilling future.


Residents are encouraged to further their education, obtain employment or volunteer, while their personal growth, a healthy lifestyle, and community connections are nurtured.


Please ride with us October 1st!

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All routes are generously marked with bright RIDE signage, staffed by friendly volunteers, and include rest stops with snacks along the way.

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Questions about this event or Blue Sea Philanthropy?
info@blueseaphilanthropy.org | 1.877.743.3413

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Edmonton participant survey result said: "I was blown away this year at how great the event was. *The route was... [link]Nov. 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

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