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Ride for Refuge: Snowflake Place for Children and Youth’s Biggest Fundraiser of the Year!
CALLING ON TEAMS TO RIDE: SNOWFLAKE PLACE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH WELCOMES THE RIDE FOR REFUGE ON OCT 5, 2019
Snowflake Place for Children and Youth is encouraging Winnipeg residents to gear up, register and fundraise for Ride for Refuge (the “RIDE”).
The RIDE is a family-friendly cycling and walking fundraising event that helps you support charities who provide refuge and hope for some of the most vulnerable people in your community. The RIDE takes place on Saturday, October 5, 2019.
Thousands of participants will be taking part in the RIDE in 29 cities across Canada including Winnipeg with an estimated $2,500,000 being raised.
Your participation in the RIDE is a way to stand up for those whose lives are deeply and often permanently affected by forces and events they can’t control, or who are exploited by the greedy and powerful who care nothing for human suffering.
The Winnipeg RIDE location is 635 Knowles Ave for Oct 5th, 2019. Snowflake Place is looking to attract team captains and team members to participate in the event. Participants have the choice of walking 5km or riding 10, 25 or 50km routes well supported with volunteers and rest stops.
This is Snowflake Place’s first year taking part in the RIDE, with a fundraising goal of $30,000.
About Snowflake Place for Children and Youth:
Snowflake Place is Manitoba’s only Child Advocacy Centre (CAC). CAC’s are intended to provide seamless, coordinated and collaborative approach to addressing the needs of child abuse victims or children who have witnessed violent crimes. CAC’s seek to minimize system-induced trauma by providing a child-friendly setting for child victims or witnesses and their families. Currently, children come to have video recorded interviews about their experience of maltreatment. Service providers like police, child protection and victim services meet with the children and their caregivers in our supportive environment.
Snowflake Place is planning for substantial growth and needs your help to make it happen! They are working to build a more inclusive children’s centre, where all service providers involved in child abuse response are co-located to best meet the needs of children, both through the criminal justice process, but also, to help facilitate the healing of children and their families.