Help Us Help Others

The Cambridge Tour de Grand would like to give back to our community, both locally and internationally, by supporting our charitable partners, Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, KidsAbility, SOAR Uganda, Helmets for Kids and Kiwanis Club of Cambridge. We would like our riders and their supporters to help us through their donations. Details of our charitable partners are set out below.

You can donate individually or as a family or you can get the support of family and friends through the use of your online pledge page. Minimum donations of $125 for individuals or $250 for families, will get you a free ride in the Tour de Grand. We ask for your help, please be generous. Thank you.

All donations of $25 or more will receive a charitable tax receipt for the full amount of the donation.

Individuals who donate or pledge to raise a minimum of $125 will have the $35 registration fee refunded. Families (up to 4 persons and not more than 2 adults) who donate or pledge to raise a minimum of $250 will have the $70 registration fee refunded. Refunds will be processed after the ride.

Charitable tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more. Donors of $25 or more will be eligible for Tour de Grand door prizes and the top two fundraisers will receive special prizes.

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.


Our Charitable Partners


Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation

The Hospital has being totally transformed with a new wing and a complete renovation of the existing patient care wing. 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

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, teacher, 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

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.

Helmets for Kids

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.

Kiwanis Club of Cambridge

The Kiwanis Club of Cambridge formed over 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.

How to Donate

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:

  1. made by cheque payable to the Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation and mailed to the address set out below or
  2. electronically transferred to the Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation at [email protected] or
  3. made by credit card by completing your credit card details on the registration form.

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 [email protected]

You can also mail your cheque or pledge form to the Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation c/o 3-351 George Street North, Cambridge, Ontario N1S 4X4 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.

Registration Options

Fundraise to Ride: When you agree to fundraise a minimum amount per rider, we will refund the registration fee for each registered rider! YES, you read that correctly! You can ride for free when you fundraise. Choose this option and you will have your registration fee refunded.

Minimum Fundraising Commitments

  1. Individuals who donate or pledge at the time of registration, a minimum of $125 will have the $35 registration fee refunded.
  2. Families (up to 4 persons and no more than 2 adults) who donate or pledge at the time of registration, a minimum of $250 will have the $70 registration fee refunded.

Fundraising Can Be Easy

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Start early. The earlier you start asking, the more time you will have to reach your goal.

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.

Fundraising Prizes

  1. All those who donate or pledge the minimum amount (individuals $125; families $250) will be entered in our lucky draw for a variety of prizes including bike gear and equipment and bicycle store gift certificates.
  2. The top two fundraisers will each receive special prizes donated by Grand River Cycle and The Hub Bicycle Shop.

Submitting Donations

Please submit your pledge form and all cash and cheques to the Cambridge Kiwanis Foundation c/o 3-351 George Street North, Cambridge, Ontario N1S4X4 prior to the event (please call 519-240-5325 before delivery to confirm the office is open) OR you can submit them on the day of the event at the pledge station that will be located beside the day of the event registration desk.

©2022 Cambridge Tour de Grand. All rights reserved.