Run, Walk or Wheel to Sponsor a Syrian Refugee Family


Members of the Christ Church and Friends Refugee Council

Join members of the Christ Church and Friends Refugee Council for a fundraising relay on February 13   (Photo by Darrell Oake)


Christ Church and Friends Refugee Committee is organizing a relay to raise funds to bring a Syrian family to Dartmouth.

The group plans to raise $33,000 by the end of May 2016 in order to sponsor this family and pay for their expenses during their first year in Canada,

The relay event is being held on Saturday, February 13th at Dartmouth Sportsplex between 7am and 7pm. Teams of will be made up of two or more participants, and each participant will walk, run or wheel for a maximum of one hour – no minimum time limit – around the track at Sportsplex.

Participants may either bring their own team (family, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbours, club members, sports teams, etc.) or join one of the existing teams.

Participants are also responsible for finding donors of $5.00 or more to support efforts at the relay. Donor names and mailing addresses will be placed on a sponsor list so that official tax receipts can be sent to them for any donation over $20.

Why not join them for this fun and meaningful way to help out with the Syrian refugee crisis?

For more information contact :

Margie Vaughan at or 902-463-1982