Ride for Rehab 2012 - Spots Still Available!

Eighty snowmobile enthusiasts from across Manitoba will hit the Minnesota trails January 29 – February 3, 2012 for the upcoming the 9th annual Ride for Rehab.

The event is an annual fundraiser for the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation in Winnipeg. It has quickly become the single largest snowmobile event in Manitoba and the largest fund-raising event for the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation, raising $650,000 in the last 8 years.

The five day event will take riders through almost 1,000 km of Minnesota trails. Based out of The Lodge at Giant's Ridge in Biwabik, Minnesota, riders will enjoy comfortable lodging, tasty meals and daily out-trips to surrounding trails.

Spots are still available for interested Riders. Registration fee is $600 and includes 5 nights' accommodations and all meals for Monday to Thursday. Riders must also raise a minimum of $250 in pledges in support of the Children's Rehabilitation Foundation. A new website will make collecting pledges online easier than ever. Click here to register, or click here to donate.

A new fundraising component for Ride for Rehab this year is the Raffle. Enns Brothers PowerSports and Triton Trailers has generously donated two 2011 TNT 600 E-Tec Ski-Doo Snowmobiles and one XT10 Triton Trailer with multiple options. Tickets are $20 each or 3 for $50 and available at 477-4587 or here. Draw date is January 9th, 2011.

Funds raised through Ride for Rehab will help fund equipment and adapted recreation program for children living with disabilities and special needs in Manitoba, Nunavut and Northwestern Ontario.

The Ride for Rehab combines determination, good humor and camaraderie, with a compassionate understanding of the needs of families who have children living with special needs. The opportunity to meet new people, experience new trails and all the beauty of Minnesota in the winter, while making a difference in the lives of others makes for a truly unique and memorable event.

Click here to watch videos featuring some of the families and children the Foundation has helped.

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CRF's annual appeal - happening now!

The Children's Rehabilitation Foundation's annual appeal is in full swing.

Letters have been mailed to 5,000 households. Promotional ads are running on Clear 102.3 FM, Hot 103 FM, QX 104 FM, and on Global Winnipeg. Two print ads will appear in the Winnipeg Free Press - next one is Dec 2nd. And transit ads on the sides of Winnipeg Transit buses will be up until mid-December. Have you seen or heard any of the ads? If yes, please let us know!

The project - called One Child's Dream - is an annual appeal that asks old and new donors alike to considering donating to Children's Rehab.

You can donate online here at, can mail a cheque/money order to 633 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, R3M 0A8 Attention: One Child's Dream, or can phone Rita at 453-9838 to make a credit card donation over the phone.

Please consider supporting our annual appeal. All funds raised will directly help purchase equipment and fund adapted recreation programs for children living with special needs and disabilities. Children who need your help to become more independent!


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Children's Rehab Foundation receives $250,000 grant from President's Choice Children's Charity

On November 9th, President’s Choice® Children’s Charity presented a $250,000 donation to the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation - the largest grant ever given by the Charity to an organization with a focus on disabilities and special needs. These funds will be used for equipment and programs that are essential for Manitoba children and youth who live with disabilities and special needs.

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity is delighted to have assisted children and families in Manitoba through individual grants since 2004,” said Peggy Hornell, senior director, Community Investment, Loblaw Companies Limited. “With the current donation for equipment and specialized programs at the Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation, we hope to reach many more children from across Manitoba, with the aim of providing these young people with a renewed sense of dignity and independence in their daily lives.”

“The Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation shares a common goal with President’s Choice® Children’s Charity in working to remove obstacles that make everyday living difficult for children with developmental or physical challenges,” said Christine Schollenberg, executive director, Children’s Rehabilitation Foundation. “We greatly appreciate the Charity’s generous support as an important step in meeting this goal.”

President’s Choice® Children’s Charity is dedicated to helping children who are physically or developmentally challenged. Families can receive individual grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the costs of equipment, home accessibility, respite care, developmental and physical therapy and accessible vehicles. Families who are interested in receiving direct financial assistance can learn more at In 2010, the Charity granted more than $10 million to more than 1,900 families with children with disabilities across Canada.

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