Ride for Refuge
This year’s Ride will take place on Saturday October 3, 2020 in cities across Canada.
What is the Ride for Refuge ?
It is an annual family-friendly cycling or walking event to raise money for charities across Canada that work with those who are displaced, vulnerable or exploited. This year we have added some additional light exercises due to COVID-19.
The Ride for Refuge is a great way to get outside during COVID 19 in small groups for light exercise with friends and family in support of a worthwhile cause. This year, however, due to COVID- 19 health risks and operational challenges we will not be permitted to assemble in large groups. So instead we’ll gather virtually, self-organizing in smaller COVID- friendly teams or groups as permitted. There is no registration fee and each rider will receive a free unique RIDE long sleeve T-shirt.
Become a Team Captain
We are looking for enthusiastic riders/cyclists to raise funds in support of young girl children and youth from Myanmar ( Burma ), affected by conflict and crisis. As a Team Captain, your responsibilities would include recruiting a team ( usually 5-10 members ) and encouraging them to fundraise in support of a worthwhile cause. Alternatively, you can join one of our existing teams ( eg. Team Burma ) in support of Building Assets.
Why should I sign up and support Building Assets ?
The proceeds of the RIDE will help support orphaned girl children and youth from Myanmar, affected by war and conflict, transform their lives through education. By participating in the upcoming RIDE you will bring hope and support to girl children and youth living in refugee and IDP camps living around the world. Today, only 1 % of refugee youth living in refugee camps receive scholarship and the necessary funding to pursue higher education. Without adequate opportunities for learning, young girls are more exposed to dangers of trafficking, child marriage, exploitation and abuse. We believe by champion girls and women’s rights in Myanmar, this can have a direct effect on girl’s and women’s rights worldwide, including Canada.
Contact number: Dana Mccartney ( Event Info )
Building Assets, Chair & Founder
Please join us on October 3/20 a make a difference in a young girls life affected by war and conflict !