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This June 24th – let’s ride!

Kelowna, we want you to  join us on June 24th for The Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride as we come together to Ride Don’t Hide as a community and #GETLOUD about mental health and suicide prevention. Register today as an individual or as part of a team with your family, friends or co-workers and help us raise funds for mental health programs and services in our community. Let’s help people of all ages access the help and support they need to live their best lives.

When we Ride Don’t Hide, we create change.

Event Details:

WhereRotary Centre for the Arts – 421 Cawston Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1
When: Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Registration Begins: 7:30 AM
Speeches: 8:15 AM ~ featuring Thomas Alan Budd
Rides start at 8:30 with the 60 KM riders first, then the 20 KM riders and then the 6.5 KM riders.
Fundraising prizes: approximately 11:30
Event wrap: approximately noon

Cost: $40 youth (13-17) and $40 adults (18+)
Children 12 years and under ride for free!
Budd’s 100 – sign up for Budd’s 100 and agree to raise a minimum $100 – your registration fee is waived and your $100 is matched by the Thomas Alan Budd Foundation

This community event accommodates riders of all ages and abilities with three different rides:
6.5 KM Kids/Family Route  Route image  Route cue sheet  Ride with GPS map
20 KM Route                      Route image   Route cue sheet   Ride with GPS map    **PLEASE NOTE: SLIGHT CHANGE MADE AS OF MAY 30**
60 KM Route                      Route image   Route cue sheet   Ride with GPS map    **PLEASE NOTE: SLIGHT CHANGE MADE AS OF MAY 30**

We also have an option for you to sign up as Virtual Rider – no registration fee, no riding but you can still support the event and CMHA Kelowna by fundraising!

Take a look at our rider and fundraising prizes here.   Take our rider profile and tell us why you ride.


About The Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride

At CMHA Kelowna we want to let anyone struggling in silence to know they are not alone. That’s why we are dedicating our Ride Don’t Hide event to the memory of two brothers in our community. The Payton & Dillon Budd Memorial Ride is a rallying point for us all: Anyone can experience poor emotional or mental health.  Anyone can be at risk for thoughts of suicide. No one should have to hide or stay silent. On June 24th, join us and ride in plain sight to raise funds for programs and services in our community.

About CMHA Kelowna

CMHA has been in Kelowna since 1956 when it was formed by a small group of individuals who wanted better services for their loved ones. Since that time, we have been providing a full range of supports to people with serious and persistent mental illness and people who have experienced the impact of poverty, homelessness and substance use. We believe that people can and do recover when they play an active, empowered role in their journey. CMHA Kelowna facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

CMHA Kelowna is the lead agency of Foundry Kelowna – a place where youth aged 12-24 and their families can find easy access to the help they need, when they need it. It is an integrated centre that is transforming how mental health and substance use services are delivered in Kelowna; providing early intervention to support young peoples’ well-being.

CMHA Kelowna’s key areas of service delivery:

  • Housing
  • Community Navigation and Outreach
  • Youth Services
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Wellness Programs
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Community Education and Promotion

Committed to community development, CMHA is dedicated to eradicating the stigma and discrimination that prevents people from accessing the help and hope they need it.

For event information: Jessica Samuels: 250-861-3644 or jessica.samuels@cmha.bc.ca






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