JOIN PRISON FELLOWSHIP CANADA’S ANGEL TREE RIDE FOR HOPE 2022
Individuals, families, friends, and youth groups will be coming together to show their love and support for Prison Fellowship Canada’s work with prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families. This will be an opportunity to meet other PFC supporters and enjoy a bicycle ride or walk to raise funds for the Angel Tree programs.
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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.
How do I raise funds?
Sponsors who wish to donate online can do so and can allocate funds to individual participants. If you plan to raise funds through cash or cheques (made payable to: Prison Fellowship Canada), please print our Donation Form and submit the form and accompanying donation to the regional manager. All tax-deductible receipts for gifts over $10 will be issued.
What about bad weather?
The event will go ahead rain or shine. Please come prepared for the weather.
For in-person events, when and where do we check-in on the day of the event?
Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. and no later than 10:30 a.m.
If I am 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 am 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 10km? Plan for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Riding 25km? Plan for 2-3 hours.
What deadlines do I need to be aware of?
In order to arrange for T-shirts, please register by August 9th. Although you can register up until event day, we will not be able to guarantee a T-shirt for late registrants. All funds should be submitted online or in person by Sept. 10th, 2022.
Is there any charge to participate?
No. 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 Angel Tree programs in your region.
Is there anything I need to prepare for if I am participating in a virtual event?
If you are participating in a virtual event, make sure to choose a safe route. Riders must wear helmets and obey all rules of the road. 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 with caution. All participants must sign the waiver.
There are over 357,000 children affected by parental incarceration in Canada. These children often carry the weight of shame and the stigmatization of their peers. At PFC we recognize the importance of the healing journey of the family of those who are incarcerated. The Angel Tree program offers a number of programs that help children know they are loved.