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R²FAR Run/Ride

June 16 @ 12:00 am - July 6 @ 11:30 pm

 

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Start:
June 16 @ 12:00 am
End:
July 6 @ 11:30 pm
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Venue

Multiple Locations
Alberta Canada

Our annual R²FAR fundraiser is happening between June 16 and July 6! Be sure to register for the ride/run this year and help us send more kids to camp!

Don’t forget to check out the hosted rides/runs by clicking here.

The Reason?

Last year almost 1000 campers were in need of some level of financial help to attend camp.  Families who applied were asked to consider what they would be able to pay and the All Aboard fund covered the remaining balance. Here is a sample of what they communicated to our staff:

  • “Wow! That is wonderful news! Thank you so much to the camp and the sponsors who’ve made this possible!“
  • “Thank you so much, this opportunity means a lot to us!“
  • “Thank you for your reply and your willingness to help.  Would you accept $200 for both? I know this is a small amount but at this time it is the amount we can afford.“
  • “This means more to us than you could ever know!!“
  • “Oh my goodness! I could cry! Thank you so very much!!! Both my kids are going to have such a good time! I am over the moon they can attend. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart“
  • “I can’t thank you guys enough for this ..it definitely has been a rough couple of months for our family so we are very grateful beyond measure!“
  • “I want to thank you so much for this generosity and blessing our kids with an opportunity to go to camp this summer. My girls have never gone to camp and I am so excited for them to have this opportunity and for them to experience Jesus this summer in new ways. Thank you so much. We are so very grateful and see this as God’s provision for our family.“
  • “Hello! I am so thankful for the donations that enable my daughter to go to the same camp I did 20 years ago.“
  • “What a gift for our girls (and our family)! We are so grateful that they will be able to be at camp again this year. I can’t wait to tell them!!
  • “I was able to pay the remaining amount online for both girls, so our account should be settled. Thank you (and to the incredible donors) for everything. Hopefully we can pay it forward in the future!“

Camp changes lives.  Children experience things they would never get the chance to experience apart from a week of summer camp.  Navigating through new friendships, being challenged in a new activity, being away from their home and parents, learning new things about God, all help shape their purpose in this world.  It is truly remarkable how a week of camp can impact a young life.

As in past years, every penny of funds raised go directly into the SABC All Aboard Fund.  The sole purpose for this fund is to assist parents who cannot afford full fees of summer camp.  Any money given to this fund will never be used for any other purpose as the fund balance carries over to the next fiscal year.  We are so thankful for this R²FAR event that allows camp to be more accessible to parents and kids in need.

We are looking forward to celebrating the work that will continue this summer, and the lives that will be transformed!

Jonathan Gartly

Executive Director