Ottawa Bike Rally & Marimba Band Banquet
Brighter Futures for African Youth is an annual event organized in Ottawa by volunteers for the Canada Africa Partnership Network (a registered charity) to support vulnerable youth in the East African countries of Uganda and Tanzania. Proceeds will help orphaned or abandoned youth gain education, job and business skills, and a safe place to stay.
Brighter Futures 2016 features two exciting events – a Capital Velo Fest Bike Rally followed by a fantastic banquet with Ethiopian and Caribbean food, live Marimba music from Zimbabwe, and an amazing silent auction.
Brighter Futures will be held in Ottawa on Saturday October 22nd:
Capital Vélo Fest Bike Rally: Ride in teams of 3-6 people in a friendly challenge through the streets of Ottawa along bike paths and low traffic volume streets. Riders follow a route searching for the answers to quirky questions and exploring the hidden gems of interesting sights and lesser known cycling routes in Ottawa. It’s an exciting tour of Ottawa on bikes with prizes, surprises and a fun couple of hours on wheels through the nation’s Capital!
The route is about 15km and you ride at your own pace with your team as you discover little known fascinating corners of the city. Your registration includes rally participation, a ticket to the live marimba band banquet, prizes, fun on your bike and a contribution to CAP Network projects. You can also win two front row tickets to a Sens game by using our convenient online fundraising tool to gather tax deductible charitable donations from your friends, family and colleagues who are unable to join you in the rally.
To participate, click below to register your team or as an individual (you will be placed on a team) online by 4pm Friday, October 21. The rally starts at 10am on Saturday, October 22nd at the Sheba Cove African Village Restaurant at 1356 Wellington Street West. Bring your own roadworthy bike, bike helmet and a cell phone/camera (some rally questions require a photo answer) Saturday morning and get set to see a side of Ottawa you may not know! The event will go rain or shine, so dress to be comfortable riding.
Make your ride a fundraiser – get friends and family to sponsor you using our easy online system! All proceeds benefit projects in East Africa creating brighter futures for youth.
A limited number of rally registrations are available, so gather your team and register before it’s sold out!
The Banquet: Live Marimba Music by Tine Rufaro; Ethiopian and Carribean Buffet; Silent Auction. This banquet is free to Bike Rally participants. Can’t do the Bike Rally? Don’t worry, you can enjoy the fun with a $20 entrance ticket. Dance to the infectious Marimba beats of Tine Rufaro and enjoy an Ethiopian and Caribbean Buffet. The silent auction is not to be missed! Not available? Please consider a tax creditable donation to the CAP Network.
To join the fun: click “register” to sign up and get your ticket for the Bike Rally your team or as an individual (you will be placed on a team) online by4pm Friday, October 21. The rally starts at 10am on Saturday, October 22nd at the Sheba Cove African Village Restaurant at 1356 Wellington Street West
The Bike Rally will begin at 10:00 AM and the Marimba Band Banquet will open at 12:30 PM at Sheba Cove (African Village) at 1356 Wellington Ave, Ottawa.
A big thank you to our Sponsors and Auction Donors:
Arbonne | Big Rig | Canadian Council for the Arts | Art Bank | Chamberfest | Cirque Du Soleil “Totem” | Critter Jungle | DNA 11 | Doggin’ It Doggy Spa | Dymon Storage | East India Company Restaurant | Grey Owl Paddles | Haveli | Jara Glasswork | Jask | Kanata Toyota | Le Café | Lulu Lemon | M&M Meat Shop | Maison d’Or | Midway Family Fun Park | New Dubrovnik | N-Product | OSSC | Ottawa 67’s | Ottawa Folk Festival | Ottawa Humane Society | Out of Ruins | Scentimentally Yours | Schleich Toys | Shenkman Arts Centre | Spahara | Super Sundaes | Tannis | TD/MBNA | West Way Taxi | Whitewater Brewing | Wine Garden