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Toronto Central

Ride for Refuge 2019This year the Toronto Chapter will join other charitable organizations in Toronto at the Ride For Refuge 2019. Join us on Saturday, October 5, 2019.

This year’s event will be held at Ashbridges Bay Park1561 Lake Shore Blvd E, Toronto, ON M4L 3W6. There is plenty of parking at 20 Ashbridges Bay Park, for a $7 flat rate for the day.

Here’s the schedule for the RIDE:

  • 8:00am – Registration opens
  • 8:45am – Opening Ceremonie
  • 9:00am – Send-off! (All distances)
  • 10:00am – Registration closes
  • 10:00am – Lunch service begins
  • 2:00pm – Lunch service ends
  • 2:00pm – Route closes

Yummy Food on RIDE Day

  • There will be snacks at rest stops, and lunch will be available for participants when they return from their ride or walk
  • The organizers  will not able to accommodate food sensitivities/allergies. If you have a dietary restriction, bring along some extra food/snacks.

    Registration

    All riders, walkers, and volunteers must:

    • Check in
    • Wear their event wristband once registered
    • Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

    Fundraising Minimums + Registration Fees:

    • Children 0-10: Free to participate (but you’ll have to fundraise $75 to earn a t-shirt)
    • Youth 11-17: Fundraise $75 or more to earn your RIDE t-shirt or pay the $25 registration fee
    • Adults 18+: Fundraise $150 or more to earn the RIDE t-shirt or pay the $25 registration fee
      • Joggers are permitted on the walking route, but must head to the front of the group.Note: The registration fee increases to $40 on Monday, September 30th.

        Route Details: Biking: 10 km, 25km, 50km | Walking: 5km

        • Full route details will be available soon.
        • Rest stops are available on all routes.
        • Route marshals, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will provide support along the route.
        • All participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

JOIN the Toronto Central Team here:  Join The Team

About Us

The Toronto Central chapter is involved in different events and projects throughout the year to help the poor and vulnerable in downtown Toronto.

Toronto Central Volunteers Serving at Sistering

Toronto Central Volunteers Serving at Sistering

These include:

The goal of the Toronto chapter is to help the poor and disadvantaged get to levels that they have never reached before and help them to  have  fresh hope again.

The Toronto Chapter is led by Phil Osagie, the chapter director.  He  has demonstrated a strong commitment to helping the poor around the world, especially in Toronto and Africa.

Dr Phil Osagie, The Toronto chapter director

Dr Phil Osagie, The Toronto chapter director

With a stong background in international business and public relations, Phil has been active in the work for the poor for many years. . He has been a community advocate and supporter of several charities including War Child, World Vision and the Canadian National Institute of the Blind (CNIB) where he serves as Vision mate. He is the co-founder of the African Blind Foundation, a charity that provides educational and material support to blind persons in the African continent.

He is married to an ‘angel,’ Stella, and they have three sons.

Phil Osagie can be reached by email at drphil.osagie@hopewwcanada.org

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