We have completed a multi-day cycling tour from Kanata, Ontario to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 2017. The tour began on July 3rd, 2017 and finished on July 13th, 2017. See our journal for all the details Tandem Tour 2017 Journal.By doing this cycling tour, we wanted to help raise funds for two very worthwhile causes:
We have very personal connections to both of these causes. Charles' Aunt, Gracie Mersereau, is on the Willow Tree Community Inc. committee in Fredericton, NB, and is working towards starting a L'Arche centre and home in Fredericton. L'Arche Canada is part of a network of international communities that offer housing and activities for adults with intellectual disabilities who are not able to live independently. There is a great need for a L'Arche community in Fredericton, with a number of families hoping to avail themselves of their services. If you'd like to find out more about this charity you can find their website here: Willow Tree Community
For Refugee Aid Canada we are founding members as well as co-website developers and co-secretaries. Refugee Aid Canada is currrently raising funds to sponsor a its second Syrian refugee family and help them resettle in Ottawa. We have participated in a number of tasks, such as our ongoing volunteer work to settle our first Syrian family, donating funds, gathering in-kind donations, attending sponsorship information sessions, and developing a budget. This cycling tour is part of our fundraising efforts to raise funds to support our 2nd syrian family. If you'd like to find out more about our sponsorship group you can find our website here: Refugee Aid Canada
We hope to raise funds for both of these worthwhile causes. We are paying all of our own expenses for this cycling tour. All donations will be going to either the Willow Tree Community Inc. or Refugee Aid Canada. Anyone who would like to donate can choose to give to one of the causes or split the amount of their donation between the two.
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