I am very humbled and sincerely impressed by everyone who participated in this year’s Ride for Refuge! By your efforts to ride 10 km, a very hilly 25 km, or a long and scenic 50 km; to motivate your friends and family to donate; and together, to raise $11,450 to support young refugees and newcomers into our community. WOW! You helped us exceed our goal by 229%.
Because of your gift to Ride for Refuge, we can continue our weekly “Meet Up” program to support immigrant and refugee youth adjust and integrate into our community. For many young people immigrating to our community, finding friends and having a sense of belonging is one of the most important indicators of their success.
Together, the Greater Victoria community raised over $100,000 to support vulnerable, displaced and marginalized peoples. It is through your donations and participation that we continue to create an environment where newcomers thrive.