Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

 

Registration and Fundraising information

You can register online or in person as an individual, family or group (must have 5 or more members). Please note if paying in person, we accept cash or cheques only and all cheques should be made payable to the “Rouge Valley Foundation”.

Paper Pledge Forms and Pledges (cash or cheques) can be dropped off when you sign in on May 12th. Individuals who wish to make a contribution to the Rouge Valley Foundation but prefer not to raise pledges may make a tax receiptable personal donation with their registration.

Each individual, whether they are part of a family or group, must be registered and sign the waiver. 
All registered participants will receive a BBQ lunch. All participants who raise $250 or more will
receive a FREE quick dry t-shirt
on the day of the event.

NEW this year, Families that collect pledges can receive up to 50% off of one week of summer
day camp for one child. Here’s the breakdown:

  1. Raise $350 in pledges, receive 50% off one week of Summer Day Camp for one child

  2. Raise $250 in pledges, receive 30% off one week of Summer Day Camp for one child

  3. Raise $150 in pledges, receives 10% off one week of Summer Day Camp for one child


Additional fundraising prizes include MEC gift cards in the following amounts:

  1. Raise $1000 in pledges and receive a $75 MEC Gift Card

  2. Raise $500 - $999 in pledges and receive a $50 MEC Gift Card

  3. Raise $250 - $499 in pledges and receive a $25 MEC Gift Card


Ride for the Rouge registration fees are as follows:

2018 Ride and Hike for the Rouge

Come celebrate our 25th Anniversary!!

2018 Ride for the Rouge Supporters

For more information
or to volunteer at this year’s event, email
info@rvcc.ca

To donate to the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre click on
the button below:

Join us on Saturday May 12, 2018 for our
25th Annual Ride for the Rouge.

Tell your family and friends and start getting your pledge forms ready. The 25th Annual Ride for the Rouge takes place on
Saturday May 12, 2018.

The Ride (and Hike) for the Rouge is our annual 25 k.m. or 50 k.m. ride and 4.5 k.m. hike fundraising event. This event provides supporters of the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre & the Rouge watershed the opportunity to meet other members of the community, to enjoy the Rouge hiking trails and surrounding area and to raise funds to support the programs and services offered at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, including raising awareness and understanding of the local environment, environmental programs for school and community groups, day camps and weekend programs for children and youth, special events for the community and ecological monitoring and research.

The Ride and Hike start and finish at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre located at 1749 Meadowvale Road, near the Toronto Zoo. Entertainment, food and prizes will be provided to participants and pledge collectors.

If you are interested in donating prizes or sponsoring our event, please send an email to info@rvcc.ca or call 416-282-8265.

Event information:

Date: Saturday May 12, 2018

Time: Registration opens at 9 a.m.; Ride and Hike start at 10 a.m.

Location: Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, 1749 Meadowvale Road, Toronto, ON M1B 5W8

Parking: Toronto Zoo Parking Lot #3 (located across from the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre); there is no charge for parking.
Thank you to the Toronto Zoo for donating the parking lot to us for our event! Please note that another event is using Toronto Zoo Parking Lot #4. Please do not park in their lot.


PLEASE NOTE: If you have registered online, you still need to check-in when you arrive at the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre, before the Ride and Hike begin.

Cycling Route Maps

Below is the route for the Ride for the Rouge. Participants who are interested in the 50 km route would be following the 25 km route twice.

25 km South Route

Ride for the Rouge 25km Route Map_REV.pdf

Ride for the Rouge 25km route details.pdf

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To register by mail or
in person, download the registration, pledge and
waiver forms by clicking
on the links below.


2018 Ride for the Rouge registration form.pdf


2018 Ride for the Rouge pledge form.pdf


2018 Ride for the Rouge waiver form.pdf



Early bird registration ends on April 30, 2018 at midnight.

Group:

- $35 per person (Early Bird price: $30 if registered by April 30, 2018)

- Consists of 5 or more individuals

- Each individual group member register separately

- Each individual group member must submit their own waiver

- BBQ lunch and entertainment included

- Eligible for fundraising prizes (see above)

Individual:

- $40 per person (Early Bird price: $35 if registered by April 30, 2018)

- Each individual must have a signed event waiver

- BBQ lunch and entertainment included

  1. -Eligible for fundraising prizes (see above)

Family:

- $70 per family (Early Bird price: $65 if registered by April 30, 2018)

- Consists of 1-2 adults and up to 4 children under 18 years of age

- Each individual family member’s name must be registered

- Each individual family member must submit a signed waiver

- BBQ lunch and entertainment included

- Eligible for fundraising prizes (see above)

Hike for the Rouge Registration fees are as follows:

If you aren’t a cyclist you can still come out and support the Rouge Valley Foundation and Rouge Valley Conservation Centre by taking part in our 4.5 km guided interpretive hike through the Rouge Valley.

Family:

- $60 per family (Early Bird price: $55 if registered by April 30, 2018)

- Consists of 1-2 adults and up to 4 children under 18 years of age

- Each individual family member must submit a registration form

- Each individual family member must submit a signed waiver

  1. -BBQ lunch and entertainment included

  2. -Eligible for fundraising prizes (see above)

Individual:

- $30 per person (Early Bird price: $25 if registered by April 30, 2018)

  1. -Each individual must submit a signed event waiver

- BBQ lunch and entertainment included

- Eligible for fundraising prizes (see above)

Register Now

There are three ways to register:

Online:

To register online, click on the button below. Online registration will close at midnight on Friday May 11, 2018. You can also submit pledges to participants who have registered online by clicking on the button below. Please note, this year we are using a new online registration and fundraising vendor (CanadaHelps.ca) so the process to register and collect pledges is different. You will need to create your own fundraising page in order to collect online pledges however this is a quick process. If you have any questions or difficulties, please feel free to email us at events@rvcc.ca and we can help you to resolve any problems. We appreciate your patience as we try out this new process.








By mail:

1. Download your registration form, pledge form and wavier by clicking on the links below.

2. Mail your completed registration form, waiver and cheque made out to “Rouge Valley Foundation” by May 1, 2018 to:

Ride for the Rouge

Rouge Valley Conservation Centre

1749 Meadowvale Road

Toronto, Ontario M1B 5W8


3. Pledge forms and pledges can be dropped off when you sign in on May 12th. If you are registering after May 1, 2018, you can do so online by clicking on the link above or you can register in person on the day of the event.


In person:

You can register in person on the day of the event. Just bring your completed registration form, waiver, pledge form and cash or cheque made out to the “Rouge Valley Foundation” to the Registration Table on May 12th.

If possible, please email your intention to register in person so that we can accommodate everyone for lunch. Send your name and number of people who will be registering on the day of the event to events@rvcc.ca

To download the 2018 registration form, pledge form and waiver click on the links below:

2018 Ride for the Rouge registration form.pdf

2018 Ride for the Rouge pledge form.pdf

2018 Ride for the Rouge waiver form.pdf

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ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PLEDGES

REGISTRATION AND PLEDGES BY MAIL AND
IN PERSON

Event Day Itinerary


9:00 – 10:00 am

- Sign in and/or register (cash or cheques only please; we do not accept debit or credit)

  1. -Drop off pledge forms and pledges (cash or cheques only please; we do not accept debit or credit)


10:00 am

- 25 km and 50 km Ride for the Rouge begins

- 4.5 km Hike for the Rouge guided interpretive hike begins


11:30 am – 1:00 pm

  1. -FREE BBQ lunch for participants

  2. -Silent Auction bidding begins

  3. -FREE Entertainment provided by Carmen Toth

  4. Carmen will be playing some original and cover songs for your enjoyment. For more, visit carmentoth.com


1:00 – 2:00 pm

- Fundraising incentives awarded to participants

- Silent Auction winners announced (cash or cheques only please; we do not accept debit or credit))

- Closing remarks

Early bird registration ends on April 30, 2018 at midnight.

Located 30 km north of Kingston, near Verona, RPS Retreat House offers a quiet, lakeside location for a refreshing experience of the natural environment.

2018 Ride for the Rouge Silent Auction items

Bid on these exciting Silent Auction items on May 12th at the Ride for the Rouge:

SUPPORT THE 
RIDE FOR THE ROUGE!

Purchase a quick dry adult t-shirt for $20
or a cotton youth t-shirt for $15 at the event!

What to bring on May 12th

- Bicycle in good working order

- Bicycle helmet (ALL participants MUST wear a helmet)

- Registration form and fee (if not pre-registered; cash or cheques only please)

- Pledge money and pledge forms (cash or cheques only please)

  1. -Signed waiver form

  2. -A little extra spending money to bid on silent auction items (cash or cheques only please)


Use of Helmets

PLEASE NOTE: ALL participants, regardless of age, are required to wear a certified helmet suitable for cycling at all times while participating in the Ride for the Rouge. The Rouge Valley Foundation reserves the right to refuse entry onto the route to any participant who is not wearing a helmet.


Rules of the Road

All participants are asked to adhere to the following rules of the road:

- Obey all traffic lights and signs

- As with standard on road rules, slower riders are to keep to the right, to allow faster riders to pass on the left

- Always check over your shoulder when changing lanes – please do not weave between lanes

- Communicate your intention to pass to other cyclists

- Stop only on the right side of the road

- Use caution on downhill sections, on bridges and wet surfaces

  1. -Please avoid use of cell phones and personal audio systems while cycling


Hiking Rules and Precautions

All participants are asked to follow the rules outlined here in order to enjoy a safe hike. Please note, there are ticks in the Rouge and there is the possibility of lyme disease. All participants are asked to come dressed in the following:


  1. -Long pants and long sleeved shirt (light coloured preferred)

  2. -Long socks

  3. -Running shoes, hiking boots or rubber boots (no crocs, sandals or shoes with holes or openings)

  4. -Hat


All participants should also apply insect repellent containing DEET or icaridin and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Depending on the weather you may want to apply All participants are also asked not to go off trail and to walk in the center of the trail.


Ticks in the Rouge

Ticks have been in the Rouge for some time and they are actually everywhere, not just here (e.g. other Parks, Playgrounds and Backyards). Ticks are just a new reality of outdoor space in Ontario. Ticks do not fly or jump. They tend to "hang" on long grasses waiting to attach on to a passing animal or human. Some ticks can be found in leaf litter as well. Ticks are more likely to be found off trail where deer, mice and other animals roam as they are the main modes of transportation for the ticks. There is nothing we can do about the ticks in the park. But you can protect yourself by taking the following precautions:

  1. Do not walk off trail, stay in the centre of the trail

  2. Keep dogs on leash and on the trail (Please leave your dog at home for this event)

  3. Wear light coloured long-sleeved shirts and pants to spot ticks more easily

  4. Tuck your shirt into your pants, and pull your socks over your pant legs

  5. Use bug spray containing DEET or Icaridin on your skin and clothing (always follow the directions on the label)

  6. Wear running shoes or boots (no sandals, crocs or shoes with holes), and a hat

  7. When you are finished your hike, check your clothes, shoes, face, etc. for ticks before you head home

  8. Before you get in the car or heard home, do a tick check on your outdoor gear and your pets as they could carry ticks inside your car or home

  9. Shower or bathe and wash your hair within two hours of being outdoors to facilitate a prompt tick check and to remove ticks that have not attached yet

  10. Do a daily full-body check for ticks on yourself and your children, especially in the hair, under the arms, in and around the ears, inside the belly button, behind the knees, between the legs and around the waist

  11. If you find an attached tick, remove it with tweezers immediately. Removing it within 24-36 hours can help prevent infection.

  12. Put dry outdoor clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill any remaining ticks. If your clothes are damp, additional drying time is needed. If you need to wash your clothes first, hot water is recommended. If the clothes cannot be washed in hot water, tumble dry on low heat for 90 minutes or high heat for 60 minutes. (check clothing labels before doing this)


If you do find a tick, remove it or go to the doctor to remove it. Make sure that you read up on how to properly remove a tick if you do it yourself. Keep the tick in a bottle and send it in to Toronto Health to have it checked for lime disease. Ticks can take up to 24 or 36 hours to "bite" so it is important to shower and wash your clothes as well as do a tick check when you get home. For more information about ticks and lyme disease visit:


https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/lyme-disease/

https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/health-programs-advice/lyme-disease/using-insect-repellent/

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/lyme-disease.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/lyme-disease/prevention-lyme-disease.html

4 Anytime tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto

2 passes to the Ontario Science Centre

3 float sessions at Float Toronto on Queen Street West

Steam Whistle Brewery Tour

4 tickets to the Art Gallery of Ontario

2 tickets to one Singles Match

1 hour interior or garden design consultation by Mardi Mink

$100 Gift Certificate for photography services by Emily Suzanne Harris

VIP passes to Reptilia Reptile Zoo