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Jim Pankratz
Amount Raised
$5,425.00
Goal $4,000.00

My Message

October 2, is a special day in Canada. Since 2004, "Ride for Refuge" has become a day when Canadians offer support to displaced, vulnerable, and exploited people everywhere.

My commitment during this campaign is to people who come to Canada and apply for refugee status to protect them, to start over, and to make Canada their home.

I am on the Board of COMPASS Refugee Centre based in the Waterloo region of Ontario. Our vision is that "every person coming to Canada seeking refuge has unhindered access to justice and the opportunity to thrive in welcoming communities". We assist, accompany, and advocate for refugees through the long application process.

By participating in the RIDE, I'm supporting people who have left so much behind to find safety and fulfill their potential. People like my parents and grandparents, some of my friends, and neighbours. By fundraising, I'm supporting a charity that brings refuge, dignity, and hope to these people.

This year we are raising money to support 96 people through the refugee claimant process.  In addition to supporting the RIDE financially, I will cycle 96 km - one km for each of them. Riding for them is symbolic, a reminder of their journey to Canada and the many stages of their application and settlement journey until they can call Canada "Home".

Thanks for supporting this important and life-changing cause. #ride21

Jim

Event Date
Oct 2, 2021 12:00 AM
Location Name
COMPASS Refugee Centre

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My Supporters

Friends left a message
Oct 15, 2021 2:29 PM
Glad to support you in this good cause. Hope that you enjoyed your 96 km cycle ride for COMPASS. Cheers and thanks.
Friend of the RIDE! donated $100.00
Oct 15, 2021 2:26 PM
Carol Ann Weaver left a message
Oct 5, 2021 10:01 AM
good on you Jim! Happy to be part of this!
Carol Ann Weaver donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 5, 2021 10:00 AM
Lee left a message
Oct 4, 2021 3:44 PM
Happy to support this worthwhile cause.
Leroy & Carol Shantz donated $250.00
Oct 4, 2021 3:43 PM
Brian Hawthornthwaite donated $100.00
Oct 1, 2021 5:35 PM
Jenni Wagler left a message
Oct 1, 2021 5:29 PM
Jim, I don’t believe that we have ever met, but I just wanted to say that I think you are amazing…. and in a league that is totally your own!!! Way to go! Happy pedaling. :)
Lowell Ewert left a message
Sep 30, 2021 12:14 PM
Ride well.
Lowell Ewert donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 30, 2021 12:13 PM
Greg Van Horn left a message
Sep 27, 2021 11:54 AM
Glad to support you in this excellent cause!
Greg Van Horn donated $100.00
Sep 27, 2021 11:53 AM
Richard & Betty Dyck donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 25, 2021 1:45 PM
Richard left a message
Sep 25, 2021 1:45 PM
Thanks for taking on this challenging bike ride to support this worthy organization. Good luck!
Richard & Betty Dyck donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 25, 2021 1:43 PM
Harold and Judith Dueck left a message
Sep 25, 2021 1:10 PM
Yeah Jim! Enjoy riding with harold on Monday
Judith and Harold Dueck Dueck donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 25, 2021 1:09 PM
Neil & Herta Janzen left a message
Sep 25, 2021 10:07 AM
Thanks for dropping by on Friday. Good to hear of the 'life and times' of you both.
Henry Paetkau donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 24, 2021 11:47 AM
Tom left a message
Sep 24, 2021 10:42 AM
Jim, Becky and I are very happy to contribute to your efforts to raise funds for Compass. I think we've put you over the top with $500. May your riding go well!
Thomas Yoder Neufeld donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 24, 2021 10:41 AM
Paul and Marlene left a message
Sep 22, 2021 4:57 PM
Way to go Jim - well done for a great cause.
Paul Born and Marlene Epp donated $250.00
Sep 22, 2021 4:57 PM
Gudrun left a message
Sep 22, 2021 3:06 PM
Enjoy the ride! Grateful that you are on the board.
Gudrun & Ronald Mathies donated $100.00
Sep 22, 2021 3:05 PM
Gudrun & Ron Mathies left a message
Sep 22, 2021 2:59 PM
Enjoy the ride. Grateful that you are on the board.
Elmer left a message
Sep 22, 2021 1:32 PM
I'm glad to see you are up to this challenge!
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 22, 2021 1:30 PM
Lorna Sawatsky donated $250.00
Sep 22, 2021 11:05 AM
Byron left a message
Sep 21, 2021 8:18 PM
Thanks for taking this on, Jim!
Byron & Ann Weber Becker donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 21, 2021 8:18 PM
Velma left a message
Sep 21, 2021 6:24 PM
Thanks Jim. I hope all goes well on "biking day" I'll be biking too, but not the distance you will. I plan to do 9.6km
Velma Xenos donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 21, 2021 6:22 PM
Velma left a message
Sep 21, 2021 6:19 PM
Thanks Jim
Arlene and John left a message
Sep 21, 2021 1:32 PM
Thanks for raising funds for this worthwhile cause. Ride well!
Arlene and John Groh donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 21, 2021 1:30 PM
Albert Lobe donated $250.00
Sep 21, 2021 11:32 AM
Howard and Maggie Dyck left a message
Sep 21, 2021 10:15 AM
A worthy project, Jim. We're glad to help.
Howard Dyck donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 21, 2021 10:14 AM
Peter Grill donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 21, 2021 9:11 AM
RP left a message
Sep 21, 2021 1:54 AM
Go Dad. Incredibly proud of your cycling ability and your commitment to helping those who have less opportunity in life.
Friend of the RIDE! donated $300.00
Sep 21, 2021 1:53 AM
Ed and Karen Nowak donated $250.00
Sep 20, 2021 5:03 PM
Ruth Wallace left a message
Sep 19, 2021 6:40 PM
Such a worthy cause Jim! Safe biking!
ruth Wallace donated $300.00
Sep 19, 2021 6:39 PM
Ruth Wallace left a message
Sep 19, 2021 6:35 PM
What a great cause Jim; thank you for being so committed to this important work. We support you 100%; all the best on your ride.
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2021 8:11 AM
Friend of the RIDE! donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2021 10:39 PM
Carrie left a message
Sep 18, 2021 3:10 PM
Jim, I am so proud of your commitment to this cause. Safe biking!
Carrie Pearce donated $250.00
Sep 18, 2021 3:07 PM
Martie Dahl left a message
Sep 18, 2021 2:25 PM
A very worthy cause! You have my support and all the best with your 96 km ride!
Martie Dahl donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2021 2:18 PM
Nell Peters left a message
Sep 18, 2021 12:40 PM
This is a wonderful project. Thank you for riding. Maybe I’ll join you next year.
Nell Peters donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 18, 2021 12:37 PM
Nell Peters left a message
Sep 18, 2021 12:33 PM
I wholeheartedly support your cause. And wish you well on your ride.
Friend of the RIDE! donated $100.00
Sep 17, 2021 11:40 PM
Jim Pankratz donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 17, 2021 5:02 PM
Goldine Pankratz donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 17, 2021 4:34 PM