We’d been tracking the weather forecast leading up to ride day for about a week before the event, and at one point, it seemed we would have a summer-like 19 degrees. It did not work out that way, but the morning was great and even though it got colder quickly, with the wind picking up, it did not rain until the last riders crossed the finish line! So not bad at all.
This is the second year that Oxford House has participated in the Ride for Refuge, and we are happy to say that $20,320 was raised, thanks to our participants, donors and volunteers. And just so you know, $20,320 is equal to 2,941 days in an Oxford House home for a man or woman in recovery, or to put it another way, providing a recovery home for 8 people for an entire year!
Oxford House would like to thank the Calgary Dream Centre for hosting the Calgary portion of this national fundraising event, and all those who participated in the ride. Congratulations on making a huge difference in our community!
Check out these photos and videos! (What’s with your finger in the video, Diana?)
Albert Elliott and Ken Trost cross the finish line!
Here’s how we stacked up across Canada
And Patrick’s team made it in the top 10!
And one of our rider’s placed 4th across Canada in fundraising!
Along with the fundraising, one cannot underestimate the value of the number of people who participated. Thank you all for helping Oxford House meet, and exceed our goal for 2017!