The Cambridge Tour de Grand, with the support of its Riders, would like to give back to our community, both locally and internationally, by supporting some worthwhile valuable charitable organizations. Given that Riders are not receiving the usual amenities of the Tour de Grand, the 2021 registration fee has been waived. NO REGISTRATION FEE THIS YEAR.
Registration is online or by mail, with Riders being asked to donate or raise a minimum of $25. Riders who donate the minimum amount will be eligible for a whole range of prizes. We would like our Riders and their supporters to help us through their donations.
All donations of $25 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.
You can donate individually or as a family and you can get the support of family and friends through the use of your online pledge page. We are asking for your help, please be generous. Thank you.
The Hospital has been totally transformed with a new wing. A complete renovation of the existing patient care wing is underway. The total cost of the project is $200 million. The Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, in its biggest fundraising project ever, is at the helm of the required fundraising. Under provincial legislation, the Hospital itself is required to equip the new hospital. A portion of your donation will go to help the Foundation raise the remaining $2.9 million required.
KidsAbility is the recognized leader in Waterloo Region and Guelph-Wellington for empowering children and youth with a wide range of complex special needs to realize their full potential. Through a talented team of therapists, teachers, support staff and volunteers, almost 8,000 children and youth, from birth to school exit, benefited from therapy and support services at its sites in Cambridge, Fergus, Guelph, Kitchener and Waterloo last year.
Soar Uganda is a registered Canadian charitable organization providing support to orphan children in Uganda, Africa. Its programs will help them rebuild their lives through education, development and wellness initiatives. SOAR Uganda is able, for as little as $40 per month, to place an orphaned child into a good boarding school. In addition, SOAR is assisting the schools, with which it partners, to build extra classrooms and dormitories, latrines and showers and buy beds, provide clean water and assist in hiring teachers.
For a number of years, the Cambridge Tour de Grand has purchased children and youth bicycle helmets through its Helmets for Kids program. Bicycle helmets are provided to children and young adults at no cost through partnerships with the Cambridge Neighbourhood Associations. They in turn with assistance from the Waterloo Regional Police organize bicycle rodeos and safety events annually including the distribution and sizing of bicycle helmets.
The Kiwanis Club of Cambridge formed almost 100 years ago, supports, in accordance with its motto, Serving the Children of the World, numerous children and youth organizations including the Cambridge Kiwanis Boys Choir, Air Cadet Squadron 296, 4H Calf Club, and its High School Bursary program. Kiwanis International of which the Kiwanis Club of Cambridge is a part, has in partnership with UNICEF raised funds for the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus throughout the world.
Donations of any amount are welcome. Donations of $25 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.
The Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation is the custodian of the charitable funds raised and will distribute the funds to our charitable partners. The Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation is also a registered charitable organization and it will issue the charitable tax receipts.
Donations may be:
Please include with your cheque or electronic transfer, your name, email address or mailing address so that a charitable tax receipt can be sent to you. You can also notify us of your donation or pledge by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also mail your pledge form, cash and cheques to the Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 22063, Galt Centre Post Office, Cambridge, Ontario N1R 8E3 prior to your ride.
Remember cheques should be payable to Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation.
Pledge Sheet: To assist you in your fundraising goals, you can access a pledge sheet to record the donations of your supporters. Click here to download.
Ask everyone you know. Friends, neighbours, teachers and work colleagues. You just never know who may support our charitable partners, or who may simply want to support you to reach your goal.
Ask often. It often takes multiple asks before someone follows through with a donation. Life is busy and your request may have been forgotten. Our recommendation is to ask once and remind up to three times.
Set the bar by making a self-pledge. People will see your commitment and be more likely to support you. Also your self-pledge will set a precedent for what others will donate.
Start early. The earlier you start asking, the more time you will have to reach your goal.
All those who donate or pledge the minimum amount will be entered in our lucky draw for a variety of prizes including bike gear and equipment and bicycle store gift certificates. The more you raise, the better the prize.