Canada: Ride for Refuge Walk & Ride Event
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, ACTION Canada will again be participating in a fundraising event called Ride for Refuge (RFR). RFR is an organization that sets up ride/walk-a-thon events throughout Canada for charities to raise funds for their causes. ACTION Canada will be once again participating. Over the past 4 years, over $10,000 has been raised. There will be at least two teams participating, one for ACTION Canada, called the “Action Activators,” and one for ACTION Ventures (a performing arts program under ACTION Canada), called “Action Faction.” The Action Activators’ project will be to raise funds for their Children in Crisis fund, which serves ACTION missionaries around the world reach out and meet the needs of vulnerable children, youth, and families. The Action Faction project will be to raise funds to support ACTION Ventures’ programs of sending interns and short term teams out to share Christ around the world, using the performing arts. If you want to know more about the Ride for Refuge event, check out their website.
ACTION’s goal is to raise at least $5,000.00CDN. To help us reach, or even surpass, this goal, ACTION Canada is looking for people to participate in the following ways:
- If you are in the Calgary area, join one of the two existing teams, become a rider/walker, and raise funds for their project. You can choose to walk 5 kms or ride 10, 25, or 50 km. Contact Scott Gillespie (captain of Action Activators) or Mark Sorell (captain of Action Faction) at the ACTION Canada office, or one of the other riders, to find out how to join a team. Get some great exercise, fellowship, and raise funds for a worthy cause, all at the same time!
- Create your own team to walk/ride for ACTION at one of the other venues (24 to choose from across Canada). You can go to the RFR website to register your team to fundraise. Be sure to indicate you wish to raise your funds for Action International Ministries. You can raise your funds for either project (Children in Crisis fund or ACTION Ventures program). Every bit helps.
- Make a donation to support one of the riders on an existing team, or the team as a whole, to help them reach their goal. Go to the RFR website, use the search window to find the rider or team of choice, and make an online donation. You can also donate by cheque/money order or cash and give to a rider, or send a cheque/money order (NOT cash) to the ACTION Canada office, designating what/who the donation is for (make sure any cheque/money order is made out to “Ride for Refuge,” NOT “Action International Ministries”). Canadian tax deductible receipts are given out by RFR for any donation of $20.00 or more. Unfortunately, tax-receipting for American donors is not available at present, but don’t let that stop you from supporting a VERY worthy cause!
Please check out this promotional video, spread the word, and help us reach our goal!