Cycling for Seafarers 2020

The Mission to Seafarers in the Diocese of New Westminster


Help raise funds for the Mission to Seafarers', a charitable organization that looks after seafarer welfare by providing spiritual guidance, vital supplies and a voice of comfort to our visiting seafarers in the Port of Vancouver. Seafarers have been essential in keeping goods and critical supplies moving globally during the COVID-19 pandemic and have made some extraordinary sacrifices as a result of border closures, restricted shore leave, and the suspension of flights to their home ports. The Mission has adapted to new ways of supporting the seafarers in view of physical distancing requirements and the rare opportunity for shore leave. However, there is more that we can do as a community to support the seafarers, such as providing internet access, novelties, and care packages to the seafarers that have endured extended periods of time away from their loved one onboard ships to keep goods moving while preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Rather than setting a date where we all ride together, this year we are encouraging smaller group or individual rides for our 2020 Cycling for Seafarers event. Set a goal and track your rides on the Strava app - Mission to Seafarers Club, compete and fundraise between June 25 and August 29th. Post pictures of your ride on our Strava Club or Facebook at mission2seafarers or Twitter @MtSVancouverusing using the hashtag #Seafarersarekeyworkers and #MTS2020Cycle.

To participate the following steps are required:

  1. Complete the Registration Form*
  2. Join the Fundraising effort by selecting Fundraise and create your own fundraising page
  3. Donate to your own ride or another ride.

*By registering to participate, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions outlined in our Event Waiver.

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