People Power During COVID-19: 16th Annual Canada Africa Partnership Virtual Ride is Fundraising for 14 Projects

Katie Fettes ACAI, Advancing Education, BWTM, CAPAIDS, Empowering the Grassroots, Investing in Livelihoods, KCU, Mobilizing with Bikes, PACC Policy, Promoting Health, Rainmaker Leave a Comment

COVID-19 has impacted many areas of our lives. The power of coming together and supporting each other is more apparent now than ever. 

Every June, projects and organizations unite through the Canada Africa Partnership Ride bike-a-thon to raise funds for community development efforts across Africa. This year is no different. 

To continue creating collective impact while staying safe, we are hosting the 16th Annual Canada Africa Partnership Ride as a virtual bike-a-thon

This year’s ride takes place on the weekend of June 6-7th! In response to COVID-19, participants will ride from their homes on event weekend, while joining an online launch at the beginning of the weekend, completing rides (or runs!) and other fun challenges throughout the weekend, and closing it off with an online ceremony and team prizes on Sunday June 7th. 

We are pleased to introduce our 14 projects raising funds for collective impact across the continent! Meet our teams & causes: 

Many of our projects are supporting communities who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19, and some are even raising funds for COVID-19 relief efforts.

As captain of the ICAD Pedal Pushers team, Shayna Buhler, said: “The ICAD team is coming together to raise funds to support our community partners in Zimbabwe in improving sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescent girls and young women. In the context of COVID-19, already marginalized groups are at heightened risk for facing negative health and rights outcomes, so this work is all the more critical. And having been a virtual team for several years,  this year’s style of bike rally is an exciting opportunity for the ICAD team to ride “together”!”

There is incredible work underway in our African partner communities. With your support, we can sustain and grow this impact. 

Get out, get active, support the community and raise funds for these fantastic initiatives by joining a team and collecting donations from your family and friends! Choose a team and register by clicking any of the links above or visiting the teams page on our event website: www.canadaafricapartnershipride.ca/teams 

The CAP Ride has always been about people supporting people. This year, this message hits close to home. Let’s ride together from coast to coast to coast to keep community impact going!

Help spread the word!

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