The Ride for Refuge is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraiser that helps charities and their supporters to raise money for their work with the displaced, vulnerable and exploited.  Events are organized in locations across Canada (https://rideforrefuge.org/locations).  Each location offers one or more routes for bicycling (10 km, 25 km, and even 50 km options) or walking (5 km).  A marked route, snacks, and other services are provided by volunteer teams at each site.
There is also a “Ride/Walk Anywhere” program which helps organizations or teams run smaller local events for a particular charity if there is no nearby full Ride for Refuge event scheduled.
Participants in the Ride sign up as part of a team. Each Team selects a charity that they want to support, works to raise funds to meet their personal targets, and then bikes or walks their chosen route on Ride Day, October 3, 2015.
This year, HATS is pleased to be part of the Ride for Refuge. We currently have three teams registered who will be raising funds to help support our work with orphans and vulnerable children in Haiti.  There is a 5 km walk team in Calgary, a 10 km bicycle team in East Toronto, and a 25 km bicycle team in Halifax.
Would you like to take part? There is room with our teams, or you can form your own at any location.  If you don’t
want to ride or walk yourself, we would love to have your support as a donor for one of our teams!
For more information, please visit the HATSpage on the Ride for Refuge web site, at https://rideforrefuge.org/hats!
~Tim