Charity Motorcycle Ride
13th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride www.LansdowneMotorcycleRide.com
Please join us on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the Brantford & District Civic Centre. Please help make a difference in the lives of thousands of children and youth with special needs. We believe at Lansdowne Children’s Centre that children with special needs need to be children first. It is our responsibility as a community to provide the necessary support to help them move toward their own unique independence.
When: Saturday, May 13th, 2017.
Where: Brantford & District Civic Centre, 69 Market Street, Brantford ON
Cost: $30 per rider and $15 per passenger. All Riders must be 18 years of age and older. Registration fee includes a light breakfast and BBQ lunch courtesy of Strodes BBQ & Deli. If you raise $250 or more in pledges, you ride & eat for FREE (includes one passenger too)!
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM – In Person Registration OPENS. Meet at the Brantford & District Civic Centre, 69 Market Street in Brantford for Registration, live blues music, coffee and light breakfast courtesy of Strodes BBQ & Deli.
11:00 AM - Ride departs. Leave the Brantford & District Civic Centre on a fully police escorted ride that follows a scenic route through city and country settings. The Ride passes by the Lansdowne Children’s Centre where Riders are greeted by a roaring crowd of cheering kids, families and friends of Lansdowne Children’s Centre.
12:30 PM - Arrive at Civic Centre for a celebration BBQ lunch, courtesy of Strodes BBQ & Deli, trophies, presentation, live music and door prizes. Prizes will be awarded for most pledges raised!
The Charity Motorcycle Ride in support of the Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation is an annual event that began in 2005 and is the Lansdowne Children’s Centre’s signature fundraising event. This event wouldn’t be possible without the many dedicated and wonderful volunteers who donate their time and talents to making this event the success that it is.
We have a number of volunteer opportunities available prior to event day, on event day and following the Ride. We also have a number of volunteer roles available for students interested in earning their volunteer hours. To sign-up please email email@example.com.
We would like to give special recognition to and kindly thank all our wonderful Sponsors for their continued support of the Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride. We appreciate your commitment to our organization and to our community and truly value your partnership. Thank you for putting so many big smiles on so many little faces!
For more information on how to become a sponsor and change a life please call the Fund Development Officer at: 519.753.3153 ext. 221
What is the Every Kid Counts program?
What is Every Kid Counts?
The Every Kid Counts program (EKC) is an award winning program that was originally designed by the staff at Lansdowne Children’s Centre. EKC allows children and youth with special needs to have an equal opportunity to participate in local recreational programs of their choice. Most often the child or youth will require a Support Worker (SW). The SW will provide both hands-on and programming support to the child, family and recreation staff as well as aid the child in fully participating in the provided programming.
How long has Every Kid Counts been around?
EKC is celebrating its 17th anniversary in 2017. Since its inception the EKC program has served over 1,100 children and youth in our community. It has made it possible for kids with special needs to have the freedom of choice and the joy of inclusion in community based programs.
How many kids participate in Every Kid Counts?
Currently each year the EKC program is able to provide 110 kids with 40 hours each of recreational programming. Sadly it is the reality that LCC cannot honor all the requests they receive from the families. Sadly, we regularly have to defer or decline the requests due to lack of funding.
What sort of programs do the kids participate in?
The freedom of choice is a wonderful thing. Everyone should be able to try new things, challenge themselves and make new friends. Many of our EKC program participants have had a great time at summer camps, playing little league, learning to cannonball into the water at swimming lessons, selling cookies at girl guides, making new friends in after school programs and getting in touch with their creative side in art class.
What do the kids get out of it?
The benefits of recreation and active living are crucial for everyone – and children and youth with special needs are no different. Being an active participant...
- Enhances overall health and well being.
- Is an excellent therapeutic tool to restore physical, mental and social abilities.
- Teaches children and youth motor skills, social skills, and creativity.
- Helps to develop intellectual capacities and concepts through play and sports.
- Builds self esteem and a positive self image.
How is Every Kid Counts funded?
Every Kid Counts is solely financially supported by the Lansdowne Children's Centre Foundation and specifically by the funds raised through donations received from the community. Each year the LCC Foundation strives to raise more funds to directly relate to the growth of the program. The more funds we receive = the more children we can serve.
To learn how you can make a difference in the life of a child with special needs, for more information regarding the Charity Motorcycle Ride or the Lansdowne Children’s Centre Foundation or to make a donation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org