The Young & The Rest of Us
Amount Raised
Fundraising Goal $6,000.00

Our Message

This is your official invitation to join “The Young & The Rest of Us” at the 2021 Ride for Refuge event!

“The Young & The Rest of Us” is back for the 7th year in a row, and we’d love to have you join us.  :)

On October 2nd, our team will be biking to raise money for COMPASS Refugee Centre (formerly Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support/Welcome Home Refugee House) in Kitchener, Ontario. In previous years, we have fundraised for Welcome Home Refuge House, which later came under the direction of Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support (in October 2019). These two programs merged in 2019, and in the winter of 2021 the organization rebranded and is now called COMPASS Refugee Centre. COMPASS provides support and assistance to refugee claimants in the areas of referrals to immigration lawyers, assistance with the endless paperwork that is part of the refugee claim process, translation of documents for the IRB refugee hearing (the day when the refugee claim is heard in court), referrals for housing support, employment assistance and readiness, education, and advocacy.

This year, we will RIDE Freestyle! The RIDE will happen as scheduled on Saturday, October 2, 2021. However, COVID-related health risks and operational challenges won't permit us to assemble in large groups. So instead, we will gather together with just our own team this year for the RIDE. Everyone who is participating in the RIDE will be self-organizing into smaller, COVID-friendly groups of teams as permitted. (This makes it easier for you to participate, no matter where in the world you are these days.)

Let me know if you want to join our team! Since you're already on this page, you can just go ahead and click on “Join the team.” Of course, we’ll understand if you’re too busy to ride with us this year or if this isn’t enough notice for you. But, in that case, perhaps you’d like to sponsor one of us as an individual, or maybe you'd prefer to make a donation to our entire team?! :) Either way is fine with us.  We are hoping to raise $3500, but we'd be happy to raise even more than that! Thanks for taking time to read this message and consider the option of donating to this cause.

Thanks for supporting us! #ride21

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

Our Supporters

Sharon Schmidt left a message
Oct 5, 2021 2:45 PM
Way to go, you guys!
Kazh- COMPASS Refugee Centre left a message
Oct 2, 2021 7:19 AM
Our Star Team!! Thank you so much for believing in our mission to help people seeking safety in Canada and then acting to make safety a reality for so many people! I hope you have a wonderful day Riding!
Shelley - COMPASS Refugee Centre left a message
Oct 1, 2021 9:44 PM
Thank you so much! This team was amazing! Have a great ride on Saturday!
Jenni left a message
Sep 24, 2021 3:35 PM
Hi friends (and stalkers), We have changed our team fundraising goal, as our team has gained more members. We are currently shooting for $6000. :) You can help us get there! Thanks a ton. xoxo, Jenni
Kazh- COMPASS Refugee Centre left a message
Sep 16, 2021 12:25 PM
I love your logo and dedication team. Thank you so much for your support and participation! We can't wait to see you on the scoreboards!
Jenni Wagler left a message
Aug 26, 2021 1:46 PM
Hi everyone! Thanks for checking out our team page. :) We are so glad that you're here. You are welcome to sponsor an individual person, or if you can't decide who to sponsor, just sponsor our entire team! We are hoping to raise $3500 this year, but we will need your help to reach that goal. Thanks in advance for your cheerleading, financial support, and compassion for refugees in Kitchener, Ontario. :)