PWRDF'S Ride for Refuge 2015

Plan now to join 'Team PWRDF Vancouver' in this fun filled intergenerational diocesan event for PWRDF.

PWRDF for the second year is participating in 'Ride for Refuge'. Last year ten PWRDF teams from across Canada rode to support displaced peoples in South Sudan raising over $18,000. Four parishes in our diocese provided riders for 'Team PWRDF Vancouver.'

This year funds will be directed to the PWRDF partner organization Refuge Egypt which is a ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Egypt. The organization has provided basic assistance, education, employment, and medical services to Sudanese refugees who have settled in Cairo. The recent influx of Syrian refugees has stretched the capacity of Refuge Egypt. PWRDF supports their Well Baby and Well Child clinics which provide health care and promote healthy physical development and nutrition.

Like last year, donations will be matched by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada on a 4-1 ratio.

New for 2015, in addition to having the options of riding 10, 25 or 50 KMS, participants may choose to walk 5 KMS. All routes are in Richmond and include portions along the Fraser River dikes.

While the Federal Goverment will quadruple all our donations, let us aim to quadruple our participation over last year from parishes within our diocese by planning to join this family friendly cycling and walking event.

Last year's Vancouver Team had a great time and a successful effort. Please contact PWRDF Chair and Ride for Refuge Team Captain, Peter Goodwin for more information on how to participate.

To sign up as a rider or donate to Team PWRDF Vancouver please visit the Ride for Refuge website www.rideforrefuge.org and click on PWRDF under Charities and then Team PWRDF Vancouver "

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