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COVID-19 UPDATE

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation is delighted to share an update regarding the 29th edition of Pedal for Kids. Due to public health concerns and social distancing guidelines, PFK 2020, which was initially supposed to take place from June 15th-19th, 2020 has officially been postponed to September 26th, 2020.

We are looking forward to seeing you in September for a special Pedal for Kids Experience!

Have you registered yet? Please contact Micaela Bianchini at mbia@mchf.com

Welcome to the 2020 edition!

Pedal for Kids is now in its 29th year. This event was created by Sylvie Lalumière and Michael Conway to fundraise in memory of their daughter Meagan, who had been treated at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Exclusively for this special year, participants are invited to celebrate their fundraising efforts by attending a unique Pedal for Kids experience.We many not be riding the Mighty Bike this year, we will be celebrating all the companies and community groups who have come together to raise funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital, as always.


What is Pedal for Kids?

A fundraising challenge for corporate and community teams whose efforts are rewarded with a fun-filled ride on the Mighty Bike. This year, due to social distancing parameters, the Mighty Bike ride will not be taking place.

What is the Mighty Bike?

A custom-made bicycle built for 30 people.

What do I need to do to participate?

Raise a minimum of $500 in donations.

How long is the ride on the Mighty Bike?

In normal times, the ride lasts approximately 30 minutes. You should arrive at least 20 minutes before the start of your ride and stay for 10 minutes after your ride for pictures. You should expect the activity to last approximately 1 hour total.

But this year, there will be a special PFK experience Further details pertaining to the activity will be made available shortly.

What happens if it’s raining on the day of the event?

Rides take place RAIN or SHINE! Waterproof ponchos that fit over your clothing will be provided in case of inclement weather.

What kind of visibility does my team receive?

Teams receive visibility on the website, on-site at the event, and on Facebook.

Who can participate in Pedal for Kids?

Anyone who wants to help improve the care provided to sick children.

How do I register a new team?

Contact Micaela at mbia@mchf.com or 514-934-4846 to register your team.

How do I join an existing team?

Go on your team’s page, and click on “Join this team”. Follow the steps to create your fundraising page.

How can I participate if I do not have a team?

You have two choices: you can create a new team, or you can join our spokeschild ride as a solo rider. In order to do so, contact Micaela at mbia@mchf.com or 514-934-4846.

When is the deadline to register?

The deadline to register a new team is August 1, 2020. The deadline to register a new rider is September 1, 2020.

What do I do if I miss the registration deadline?

Contact Micaela at mbia@mchf.com or 514-934-4846 to know if places are still available.

Can I register more than one team?

Yes, as long as the objective for each team remains a minimum of $500 per person.

Do I have to raise funds to participate in Pedal for Kids?

Yes, if you want to deserve your place on the giant bike!

Is there a minimum fundraising objective for each participant?

The minimum objective is $500 per person. Check out our tips section to get started!

Is there a minimum fundraising objective for a team?

The minimum objective is $15,000 for a full team (30 riders) and $7,500 for a half team (15 riders). Returning teams are encouraged to beat their previous total – we believe you can do it!

How will the foundation help me to raise funds?

We provide you with an arsenal of solicitation tools: your own personal fundraising page, email templates, patient stories, pledge forms, and ideas for organizing your own fundraising activity. Check out our tips section to get started now!

What happens if I don’t complete my fundraising objective before my ride?

We encourage everyone to complete their fundraising on or before the day of their ride. However, you can continue to collect donations up until October 31, 2020.

How do I create a personalized fundraising page?

Go on your team’s page, and click on “Join this team”. Follow the steps to create your fundraising page.

How do I share my fundraising page with my contacts?

Once your page is active, you can copy the link into an email or share the page with your Facebook friends and LinkedIn contacts.

How do I support a participant or a team?

At the bottom of this page, select the team of your choice. You’ll find the team members list on the right. Click on the rider you want to support and you’ll be able to make a donation on his page using the options on the right.

If you don’t know the rider’s team name, you can use the search bar at the top right of the website to look for the person of your choice. Select his page within the search results, and you’ll be able to make a donation on his page using the options on the right.


Do donors receive a full tax receipt for their donations?

Yes! 100% of donations over $15 are eligible for official tax receipts. If they make their donation online by credit card, they will receive an email with their tax receipt attached within 24 hours. If they send their donation by cheque, it will take between 6-8 weeks to receive their tax receipt by mail.

Can I make a donation online?

Yes! In fact, it is our preferred method since the processing time is much faster than for cash or cheque donations.

What do I do if someone wants to donate by cheque?

Encourage them to make their pledge on your personal fundraising page, where they can write a personal message of encouragement on your wall. The online donation payment page includes the option of donating by cheque. The cheque can be mailed directly to the foundation along with the name, address, and team name; alternatively, the cheque can be given to your team captain.

What do I do if someone wants to donate cash?

The best way to handle cash is to put it in a sealed donation envelope (provided to all participants) along with the name and address of the donor, and give it to your team captain. You can also drop it off directly at the foundation to the attention of Micaela Bianchini. Make sure that you indicate the name of your team on the envelope so we know to whom to attribute the donations!

How can I get involved in Pedal for Kids without fundraising?

Become a volunteer! Over 30 individuals help out every day on the Pedal for Kids site. Contact Micaela at mbia@mchf.com or 514-934-4846 for more information and to sign up as a volunteer.

I want to become a sponsor of the event. How do I proceed?

There are many sponsorship opportunities available for both big and small companies. Contact Angela, Director of Corporate Giving at 514-934-4846 ext. 29210.

Thank you to our longstanding partners who have raised impressive amounts for the Children’s by rallying their networks to support Pedal for Kids.

Members of our Hall of Fame:

1M $ and up

  • Banque HSBC
  • Borden Ladner Gervais

Between $500,000 and $749,000

  • Community Ride : Women on Wheels
  • Scotia Bank

Every year, sick kids and their families depend on the Children’s Healthy Kids Fund, dedicated to funding the hospital’s most urgent needs. These funds often make the difference between life and death for our young patients and their families. They allow our team of world-class doctors and healthcare professionals to administer essential treatments, services and procedures to our patients who desperately need them. Pedal for Kids is proud to allocate a portion of the event’s proceeds to a specific project within the hospital’s most urgent needs – a new Neonatal Transport Unit.

  • A new Neonatal Transport Unit: Neonatal Transport Units are essential to our tiniest patients, premature babies who often arrive at our hospital in critical condition. With your help, Pedal for Kids will finance a new Neonatal Transport Unit, a specialized piece of ambulatory equipment that regulates temperature and provides essential respiratory services to our preemies, making their first trip safe and secure, and allowing them the best chance at a healthy life.

When Daniel was born deaf, his parents Dayle and Nick were very concerned. His father Nick had grown up deaf himself and therefore he knew all too well the isolation and loneliness that come with being a deaf child in a world in which everyone else can hear. At just 14 weeks, Daniel began wearing regular hearing aids but they were not effective due to the type of hearing loss he has.

At the age of 3, Daniel began the process of having a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA) surgically implanted – a cutting-edge advancement in hearing technology. This procedure would require four surgeries at The Montreal Children’s Hospital, under the care of Dr. Sam Daniel, MDCM, FRCSC, M.Sc., Pediatric Otolaryngologist and Director, Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery.

The BAHA opened Daniel’s world. From his sister's melodic voice to the rumble of a car motor, Daniel was finally able to hear fully. This allowed him to develop critical language skills and boosted his confidence over the course of his life.

Now 15 years old, Daniel is an active teen who is passionate about karate and loves new-age gadgets and technology.


Our Teams

  1. Daniel's Ride - 2020

    $23,620 / $15,000

  2. Air Canada Vacations - 2020

    $3,523 / $15,000

  3. Morgan Stanley - 2020

    $3,060 / $15,000

  4. Harrison's Ride - 2020

    $1,100 / $7,500

  5. Osler - 2020

    $350 / $15,000

  6. Deloitte - 2020

    $100 / $15,000

  7. Paysafe Group - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  8. Jarislowsky Fraser - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  9. Research in Action - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  10. Ernst & Young - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  11. Filo Import - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  12. Tribal - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  13. RBC Royal Bank - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  14. TD - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  15. Colliers & Friends - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  16. Rio Tinto - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  17. Robinson Shepard Shapiro - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  18. Scotiabank - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  19. Fiera Capital - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  20. Aviron - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  21. Wells Fargo - 2020

    $0 / $15,000

  22. AppDirect - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

  23. Jean Fortin et Associés - 2020

    $0 / $7,500

Our top fundraisers

  1. Daniel's Ride - 2020
  2. Daniel's Ride - 2020
  3. Morgan Stanley - 2020
  4. Osler - 2020
  5. Morgan Stanley - 2020
  6. Morgan Stanley - 2020
  7. Deloitte - 2020