November 28, 2019
7:30pm - 9:00pm
400 Taunton Rd E, Whitby
(Durham District School Board)
The holiday season can be a difficult time for families who have lost a loved one. Once again we will decorate a tree with clear lights and Angels in their memory.
Your loved one's name will be written on an Angel and will be displayed on a plaque beside the tree.
To ensure the name of your Angel is listed in the Programme, your order must be received at our office by November 20th.
Please complete this form and drop off or email to our offices.
Angels may be taken with you after the service. Angels not taken will be available at the BFO-Durham Region office for pickup at a later time.
IMPORTANT Ride To Remember Brent Foster Memorial Ride 2020
Due to the corona virus outbreak, we are sorry to inform you that our July 28th, 2020 Ride To Remember has been canceled. While we are still as dedicated as ever to embracing the Ride To Remember 2020, this year the safety of our attendees comes first.
We feel that it is our responsibility to help flatten the corona virus curve and keep everyone safe. So in order to do this with all the limitations currently in place, we have no choice.
Having said that, unfortunately Bereaved Families services cannot cancel. Consequently we still feel the need to provide our support in a different “new norm” this year. They still rely solely on support from fundraisers. So to continue our support this year we are doing things a little different.
This year in lieu of registering/purchasing an orange ride t-shirt of which 100% of the proceeds are donated, please consider showing support and donating. We will be accepting all donations to Bereaved Families in Memory of Brent Foster Ride To Remember. Monetary donations of any amount will be accepted and if your donation is over $50 a tax receipt will be provided upon request. Visit our website ride-to-remember-brent.com and click on DONATE.
Or you may wish to gamble! We have created an “on line” (virtual) silent auction. With the help from many gracious sponsors we have a range of items to showcase. All you have to do is place your bid and hopefully win. As always, 100 percent of proceeds are donated to Bereaved Families.
(Silent Auction will be available July 28th)
Last year’s ride on July 30th 2019, was marked with a challenge that Ride To Remember had never experienced. Rain, rain, go away. Guess you could say that we had been blessed all those years. But our dedicated riders, coordinators made it work. With the start of the engines the sky cleared and our riders headed out. A tranquil ride to Fenelon Falls and around the scenic Kawartha's arriving back at Foxbridge Golf Course in Uxbridge. Riders were met by an array of fabulous orange balloons, family, friends, sponsors and the sound of Matt Gunn playing his music in the background.
**OUR BIGGEST NEWS THIS YEAR - THE LOWE'S CANADA HEROES CAMPAIGN FOR SEPTEMBER 2019**
A big thank you to Rona Uxbridge for selecting Bereaved Families of Ontario – Durham Region as their charity of choice last September! The Ride To Remember organizers were instrumental in Rona’s selection of this charity. Through the generous donations from the Rona Uxbridge staff, the Uxbridge community, Contractors and Rona Canada $7937 was raised. Thank you to all those wonderful employees at Rona Uxbridge for this huge donation.
As a tradition for Ride To Remember on September 12, Brent's birthday, the proceeds are presented to BFO. Last year we were pleased to have raised $14,720 from our event and along with the generous Rona contribution our total 2019 Ride to Remember donation was $22,657! We are extremely delighted to know that our support allows their work to continue helping those families in need. Grand total to date from Ride To Remember is $127,657.
Please accept our sincerest apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. We are looking forward to Ride To Remember 2021.
Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times. If you have any questions, please contact us.
We look forward to continuing our mission in 2021! In the meantime, please stay safe.
Donna Sherrard/ Lorne Johannessen