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Arthur Klassen
Amount Raised
$1,340.00
Goal $1,000.00

My Message

UPDATE! Due to the first of the Long Rains, my ride is postponed to no later than the 2nd of October -- there's still time to pledge your support. I'll be thankul (and happy to match) any further sum anyone cares to pledge!

This fall, I'm fundraising in the Ride for Refuge to call attention to some people and priorities that I feel really strongly about: the least, the last, the forgotten, the stranger, the alien -- in my case it'll be the asylum seeker trying to make a new home in a new land, as my grandparents and my mother did before me -- not quite as "asylum seekers" in the technical sense but fleeing oppression.

It'll only take a few hours of my time but I want it to make a difference.

By participating in the RIDE, I'm trying to speak for those people I mentioned, who have little or no voice and who often get left behind or ignored. By fundraising, I know I will make a small difference, enabling the charity I'm supporting (Journey Home Community), who are bringing hope and refuge to some of those people. Thanks for supporting me! #ride20

I want to follow this ride, https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34040021, on the 26th of September, starting at about 8:00 AM. Let me know if you want to join me, or maybe just meet up along the way (probably crossing 2nd Narrows Bridge around 9:00, Lions Gate around 10:00 -- beyond that I'm not too sure) -- if the weather that day is REALLY grotty, I'll try again 3rd of October.

Will you join me in helping to make Canada just a little more welcoming refuge to people whose own home place has been made unliveable whether by conflict, persecution, famine, family or neighbourhood violence or some combination of the four?

Thanks in advance!

(Also, as in previous years, I will match what you give on my behalf, dollar for dollar up to $500.00 -- or beyond if it doesn't get too out of hand. So challenge me to beggar myself, why don't you!)

Event Date
Oct 3, 2020 8:00 AM
Location Name
Vancouver

My Team

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My Supporters

Arthur Klassen left a message
Oct 2, 2020 6:30 PM
This was my ride: https://www.strava.com/activities/4134858967 anyone want to go over my plan vs. execution with a fine-toothed comb?
Arthur Klassen left a message
Oct 2, 2020 5:01 PM
Hey supporters... Thanks for giving me a sum worth matching, even if beyond my initial limit. I had fun on my ride -- I'm going to have fun supporting my wife tomorrow on her 50km. Take care all...
Arthur Klassen donated $670.00
Oct 2, 2020 5:00 PM
Doug left a message
Oct 2, 2020 2:45 PM
Ride on!
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 2, 2020 2:44 PM
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2020 5:52 PM
Bruno left a message
Oct 1, 2020 2:47 PM
What an admirable effort, Arthur, I'm sure your family is proud of you. Have a safe ride!
Bruno Leandro de Lima donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 1, 2020 2:38 PM
Fred left a message
Oct 1, 2020 2:13 PM
Great ride Arthur.
Fred Klassen donated $50.00
Oct 1, 2020 2:12 PM
Friend of the RIDE! donated $100.00
Sep 29, 2020 3:42 PM
John Klippenstein left a message
Sep 25, 2020 12:36 AM
Disappointing not to ride together as we have the past 2 years. Next year maybe?
John Klippenstein donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 25, 2020 12:34 AM
BobE left a message
Sep 24, 2020 9:46 AM
get beggared bro (whatever that means ;-)
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 24, 2020 9:46 AM
Andrew left a message
Sep 23, 2020 7:39 PM
Lots of littles makes a big. Here's a little help.
Andrew Fuller donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 23, 2020 7:37 PM
Larry left a message
Sep 19, 2020 5:40 PM
Happy riding!
Friend of the RIDE! donated $50.00
Sep 19, 2020 5:39 PM
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 6, 2020 3:04 PM