Tour for Kids is fundraising event benefiting Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta, an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children living with and beyond cancer.This annual sell out event, held in July, hosts a 3-day, all-inclusive, bicycle tour through the Canadian Rockies. In return for the opportunity to ride 100km to 200km per day, over 125 cyclists are required to raise donations on behalf of Kids Cancer Care.More Information
The passion for this ride runs deep for Jeff and Olivier. In 2009, they met at the start-line of the Enbridge Ride to conquer Cancer. By the end of the day, they had shared many stories of loss due to cancer. This ride was just the beginning. Many rides and years later and within that time, they lost their mothers, a father and a spouse. They and members of Team Rouge are passionate about raising money to help others affected by this disease. To date Team Rouge has raised over $250,000 for camp kindle. This year with the help of Team Rouge members Leon Giroux, Craig Bean, Jeff Biggs, Preet Jasal, Priya Reynaud, Connor Batchelor, Megan Lester, Stephen Carleton, Martin and Katrina Vetter they hope to raise more.
The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta (KCCFA) is a charitable organization that helps build bridges of hope and pillars of support for families fighting childhood cancer. The Foundation helps Alberta children and families by providing funding and programs in four areas: Camp & Community, Pediatric Oncology Research, Clinical Support and the Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship Fund. Our work is guided by the following vision and mission:
Built in 1891, and the former home of A.E. Cross, one of The Big Four, The Cross House is a designated Calgary Municipal and Province of Alberta Heritage site. The house is nested on the banks of The Bow River in the beautiful and historic community of Inglewood.
Beesley continues to be an active member of the city – ‘deemed the voice of Calgary’ he hosts more than 100 events a year from The Calgary Flames, Spruce Meadows, The Calgary Stampede, Bridal Fantasy, Fort Calgary Concerts and SAIT functions. In addition, he has devoted over 30 years to local charities such as Dreams Take Flight, Cystic Fibrosis, Helping Families Handle Cancer, Children’s Hospital wheelchair game, Calgary Flames Reading Give it a Shot, The Mayor’s Food Bank Drive and Special Olympics Calgary.
Amy is a singer / songwriter who has an instinctive ability to craft stories into song and deliver them with the sincerity and passion of a best friend – qualities that make Amy an undeniable Canadian talent. Her engaging performances show off her range and power and her voice is a combination of the smooth of the pavement and the gravel of the road. Amy has collaborated with Moby, opened for April Wine, Farmer’s Daughter, Chris Cummings and Oscar Lopez. She is currently the music director of the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living, and is the soloist most Sundays, where she wows the audience with her presence and voice.
With a passion for music and a true love for performing and songwriting, 14 year old Calgarian Jennie Harluk is well on her way to making her dreams come true. Alongside her dad artist, Shane Harluk, she also co-hosts their event Country Night Live at the Petroleum Club in Calgary which aims to support local artists while enjoying live Country music. Jennie loves the magic of making music and sharing it with her audience and is thrilled to be a part of this very special event at Rouge in support of the Ride With Rouge Team!!
Best known for his contemporary saxophone sound, multi-instrumentalist Oliver Miguel is equally comfortable performing live or working in the recording studio, playing guitar, keyboard, composing, arranging and producing. As dynamic on stage as he is in the studio, his performances have been described as "an emotional and intimate experience.”
In 2008, Doug was commissioned to paint the image used for the 2008 Calgary Stampede poster which promoted the Stampede world-wide. The painting was sold for $63,000 and was purchased by the Hudson's Bay Company. Doug has also won Artist Choice (2), Collectors Choice (2) and Best of Show booth at Stampede. In 2013, he was honoured with the Outstanding Artistic Achievement award.
$150 PER TICKET
$100 TO KIDS CANCER CARE/TAX DEDUCTIBLE
FOOD BY ROUGE
ENTERTAINMENT BY: OLIVER MIGUEL, JENNY HARLUK, AMY BISHOP
MASTER OF CEREMONY: BEESLEY
I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND BUT I WANT TO SUPPORT A PARENT OF A CHILD ATTENDING CAMP KINDLE.Make a Donation
Colette was what she calls "a regular 13-year old girl, or close to it," when she was told about the mass in her abdomen.
She was a cross-country runner, loved science and preparing for the North American Irish dance Championships. She was playing a game of belly ball when she felt a pain in her stomach. After a visit to the doctor and some scans, they found the tumour. She went on to compete at her championships, but it would be the last time.
Her family was reeling from the news and Colette didn’t know what to think. Everyone had been holding on to the hope that the mango-sized tumour was going to be benign. That wasn’t the case. On July 24, 2014 Colette was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma.
Kids Cancer Care was with Colette every step of the way. Colette was able to participate in our PEER and Teen Leadership programs, as well as attend camp at Camp Kindle. Colette says, "At camp there is an unspoken understanding that brings everyone together. I could just be me – not the girl with cancer who everyone looked at differently, because at camp, I wasn’t different."
The Canadian Rockies are heralded as one of the most scenic parts of the world. We get to ride for on these amazing roads, many of which are very strenuous and challenging and all the while knowing that the discomfort that we feel pales in comparison to what the kids we ride for go through on a daily basis.
Warm wind at your back, sun on your face, beautiful mountains to look at, great exercise and amazing camaraderie. Now that is freedom!!
It is our hope that every child that has the opportunity to attend Camp Kindle will have an incredible experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives.
125 riders all riding for one purpose. Strangers on Friday, great friends by Sunday! COME RIDE WITH US!
Tour for Kids is like summer camp for adults.
We are proud to have the support of our wonderful sponsors.
Interested in joining our ride or looking for more information? Contact us.