Angel Tree Ride for Hope
All funds raised will support the work of PFC in Manitoba. Whether we are working with families affected by incarceration, sending a child to summer camp, or encouraging those inside who are seeking a different path, all of programs are committed to reconciliation and restoration based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Sign up as an individual or walk or ride with your family, youth group, or friends. We’ve been separated for a long time from those we value and this is a great way to be involved together while honoring social distancing guidelines.
When: Saturday, September 19th, 2020.
Where: Bishop Grandin Trail in south Winnipeg.
There is no need to walk or ride on the roads – the entire course is an official City of Winnipeg multi-use trail. You can choose between walking (10km) or riding (10 or 25km).
The participant who raises the most money in sponsorships will be awarded a prize package consisting of:
- Family Day Pass for Oak Hammock Marsh
– Fall migration time is the best season to enjoy this family field trip!
- A beautiful Bird book
- A pair of Huntshield Binoculars
(Compliments of Oak Hammock Marsh and Canadian Tire, Southdale).
The participant with the second-highest fundraising will be awarded a prize package of:
- A 12-month Family Pass for events at the Mennonite Heritage Village
- Two $20 gift cards from Adrenaline Escapes.
Plan a day in Steinbach to enjoy both venues (our thanks to both contributors).
Every participant will receive a FREE T-shirt!
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the requirements?
Bike riders must wear helmets. Children ages 12 and under must ride with an adult. Riders must respect the right-of-way of walkers and use caution when passing. Cross roads only with the lights. All participants must sign the waiver and maintain social distancing requirements.
How do I raise funds?
Use our donation form and register all cash and cheque donations (cheques payable to: Prison Fellowship Canada). Bring your form and donations with you on Saturday, Sept. 19th. Sponsors who wish to donate on-line can choose our drop-down option of “Bike-a-thon” and mention your name in the “Message” line. All tax-deductible receipts for gifts over $10 will be issued at year-end.
What about bad weather?
The ride will go ahead except for in the case of severe thunderstorms. If it needs to be cancelled, an email will be sent early on the 19th. Come prepared for the weather.
When and where do we register on the 19th?
The event begins and ends at the SW corner of McGillvary Blvd. and Kenaston Blvd. at 10 a.m. (in front of the Petro-Canada station). We will be there to take your forms and donations and give you your event t-shirt any time after 9:30 a.m. You can park in the Linden Ridge Shopping Centre lot (please park away from the buildings).
If I’m walking, can I bring my dog?
Yes! Please ensure they are always on a short leash for safety and ensure that you pick up after them.
If I’m walking, can I bring a stroller or wagon?
Yes! Please be mindful of safety.
How long will the route take?
Walking 10km? – plan for 90 minutes to 2 hours. Riding 10 km? – plan for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Riding 25 km? – plan for 2-3 hours
Are there any deadlines to register or raise funds?
Although you can register up until Ride Day, we will not be able to guarantee the proper size after this date. All funds should be submitted on-line or in-person by September 19th.
Is there any charge to participate?
No, absolutely not. However, this is a fundraiser and we encourage you to do your best to recruit generous sponsorship for your efforts. Every dollar will directly support Manitoba programs of Prison Fellowship Canada.