Ride for Refuge

Many of you have joined SHOW for Ride for Refuge in the past, and don’t need me to tell you about the event and the amazing impact that your support makes when you participate, however for some this may be the first year that you’ve heard about Ride for Refuge or the first year that you’ve considered joining us! So there are a couple things I want you to know about the event!

First, I want you to know about the impact your support makes. Last year, participants and teams raised a collective $21,000. That is no small feat! What’s more important is what these funds were used for. With our supporters by our side, SHOW has been able to provide technology and comfort as our tenants continue to deal with COVID-related social isolation. We have also been able to update our facilities. In the last year alone, we renovated numerous tenant units, installed raised flower beds and community gardens, and continued to work towards improving accessibility throughout all our buildings.

Secondly, how great would it feel to (safely) gather with a group of close family, friends, or coworkers to collectively make a difference in our community? Well with Ride for Refuge you can do just that!!  On October 2nd you can be surrounded by some of your closest friends or family, taking in the last bit of sunshine and warm weather mid-fall. You can smell the crispness of the changing leaves and hopefully hear laughter and joy as you walk, run, bike, canoe, or partake in any active challenge. And this can all be done while you support and give back to those in your community that need it the most.

I’m hoping today you will mark your calendar for October 2nd. Actually, I’m hoping today you will take a leadership role and join this year as a team captain and recruit your own family, friends, and coworkers. You can share with them that wonderful feeling of coming together as a community to help others.

If you are interested in joining us this year and want to register a team of your very own it’s as simple as clicking HERE!

If you want to join us, but not up for the challenge of recruiting your own team, please considering joining Team SHOW the Way Home team which you can do HERE!

If you have any questions about Ride for Refuge, or if you’d like some help registering yourself or a team please don’t hesitate to reach out and I’d be happy to help!! I can be reached via email at leighannc@showaterloo.org or at the SHOW offices at 519.886.8200 X106.