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PWRDF Huron Team Virtual Ride 2020

Rev. Canon Greg Smith at Huron Team Virtual Ride on Saturday, October 3, 2020

Three team members for PWRDF Huron managed to raise $2,230.00 towards the national PWRDF goal of $40,000.

PWRDF Huron along with PWRDF participants from across Canada have been taking part in Blue Sea Philanthropy’s “Ride for Refuge” for six years.

Like many organizational fundraisers, due to COVID-19, the 2020 “Ride” on October 3, was a virtual event. Participants were invited to be creative in the activities that would be classed as a Ride.

The Primate, Archbishop Linda Nicholls, for example, spent her time playing and singing request hymns. Some individuals crocheted, some read books, two faithful Newfoundlanders climbed Gros Morne, and others still rode and walked in COVID-safe settings.

Three team members for PWRDF Huron managed to raise $2,230.00 towards the national PWRDF goal of $40,000.

Sarah and Zebedee participated in the 2020 Ride

Every year PWRDF designates one of its projects to benefit from the Ride. This year national supporters surpassed the goal set and the efforts will support St. Jude’s Family Projects in Uganda. The story of St. Jude’s is a remarkable story of the determination and vision of a Ugandan woman named Josephine Kizza Aliddeki, who has built her efforts to empower especially women and youth with sustainable agricultural knowledge into an internationally recognized NGO that is doing transformational work in Uganda and now reaches out to neighbouring countries with its expertise.

St. Jude’s Family Projects was featured recently in a PWRDF seminar on how PWRDF partners are mitigating the effects of Climate Change through the techniques of sustainable agriculture and permaculture.

To learn more about St. Jude’s and other similarly motivated projects supported by Anglicans in Huron and across Canada, access the PWRDF YouTube channel or website at www.pwrdf.org

Rev. Canon Greg Smith is the PWRDF Huron representative.