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Welcome to the 2019 edition!

Pedal for Kids is now in its 28th 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.

Participants are invited to celebrate their fundraising efforts by hopping on our custom bike built for 30 riding through the streets of downtown Montreal. It’s a great team-building event that mobilizes hundreds of individuals, companies and community groups each year to raise funds for the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

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All donations of the 28th edition will be allocated to the Craniofacial Surgery Department of the Montreal Children’s Hospital, to treat children with craniofacial anomalies (affecting the bones of the skull and face) and develop complex care plans for patients to offer each child the safest and most advanced surgical treatment possible. The families of children born with the anomalies can be confident that their child will be evaluated by a specialized pediatrician.

To learn more about the activities of this department, click here. 

David

Hiding behind David Saracino’s charming smile is the hard work and continuous care of Dr. Mirko Gilardino, craniofacial surgeon, and his multidisciplinary medical team. At only ten days old, David was diagnosed with Saethre- Chotzen Syndrome, a genetic disorder that aŽects the growth of his bones and poses a significant risk for his brain. “We were devastated, heartbroken,” shares Tina, his mother.

After three major operations performed by the surgeons at the MCH, David was forced to wear a “halo” around his head, 24-hours a day, for nearly three months. Attached by Dr. Gilardino, this brace featured rods that were adjusted gradually to slowly force David’s skull and facial bones to reposition themselves. David, who hated this painful process, recognizes today the blessing it brought by allowing his skull and face to develop more naturally.

Monday, June 10

11 h 00 - Bell
12 h 00 - Robinson Sheppard Shapiro // Groupe Mach
15 h 00 - David’s Ride

Tuesday, June 11

11 h 00 - Tecsys
12 h 00 - Scotia Bank
13 h 00 - Paysafe
14 h 00 - Tribal Jeans
16 h 00 - Research in Action

Wednesday, June 12

10 h 00 - Osler
11 h 00 - CGI
12 h 00 - Rio Tinto
13 h 00 - EY Wheels of Steel
14 h 00 - Banque TD
15 h 00 - Jarislowsky Fraser
16 h 00 - Logibec

Thursday, June 13

10 h 00 - Deloitte
12 h 00 - Jean-Fortin & Associés
13 h 00 - Wells Fargo
14 h 00 - Air Canada Vacations
15 h 00 - Stikeman Elliott
16 h 00 - Sobey's (IGA)

Friday, June 14

10 h 00 - RBC - Dominion Securities
11 h 00 - Colliers et amis
12 h 00 - Banque Laurentienne, Les Bâtisseurs
13 h 00 - Morgan Stanley
14 h 00 - Aviron
15 h 00 - Dassault Systèmes // Filo Import
16 h 00 - Harrison's Ride

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.

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, and you will earn your seat on the Mighty Bike!

How long is the ride on the Mighty Bike?

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.

What do I need to bring for my ride?

Dress comfortably, in clothes that can get wet, since water guns are used during the ride! Athletic clothing is optional. We will supply helmets (mandatory), water and snacks. Teams are encouraged to personalize their look with custom helmet covers, t-shirts, or anything to identify as a group. Be creative!

Do I need to be physically fit to ride the Mighty Bike?

Not necessarily, but you should be capable of pedaling on a bicycle for 30 minutes at low- to medium-intensity on flat terrain. Powering the bike is a team effort, so you won’t be pedaling alone!

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

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 of 15 or 30 riders have the option of displaying a large banner on the Mighty Bike during their ride. Teams will also 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.

Is there a minimum age or height requirement?

There is no minimum age to participate, but riders need to be at least 5’2’’ in height in order to reach the pedals on the Mighty Bike.

How do I register a new team?

Contact Camille Lareau at clar@mchf.com or 514-934-4846 ext.29270 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 Camille Lareau at clar@mchf.com or 514-934-4846 ext.29270.

When is the deadline to register?

The deadline to register a new team is May 1, 2019. The deadline to register a new rider is June 1, 2019.

What do I do if I miss the registration deadline?

Contact Camille Lareau at clar@mchf.com or 514-934-4846 ext.29270 to know if places are still available.

What is the minimum number of riders for the Mighty Bike?

There are 30 seats on the bike, but it can be moved with minimum 25 riders. They’ll just have to pedal harder!

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 ride on the Mighty 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 August 31, 2019.

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 Camille Lareau. 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 Camille Lareau at clar@mchf.com or 514-934-4846 ext.29270 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 Vahaviolos, 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

Our Teams

  1. La promenade de David

    65 730 $ / 0 $

  2. Morgan Stanley

    43 823 $ / 15 000 $

  3. Banque TD

    39 595 $ / 15 000 $

  4. Tecsys

    27 225 $ / 15 000 $

  5. Banque Scotia

    26 378 $ / 15 000 $

  6. Osler

    25 219 $ / 25 000 $

  7. Banque Laurentienne - Les Bâtisseurs

    19 692 $ / 15 000 $

  8. Colliers & Amis

    18 150 $ / 20 000 $

  9. RBC Banque Royale

    17 911 $ / 15 000 $

  10. Wells Fargo

    16 466 $ / 15 000 $

  11. Deloitte

    15 601 $ / 15 000 $

  12. CGI

    15 000 $ / 15 000 $

  13. IGA

    15 000 $ / 15 000 $

  14. Bell

    12 152 $ / 10 000 $

  15. Vacances Air Canada

    11 758 $ / 15 000 $

  16. Groupe Paysafe

    11 188 $ / 15 000 $

  17. La promenade de Harrison

    10 731 $ / 15 000 $

  18. Jarislowsky Fraser

    9 203 $ / 7 500 $

  19. Jean Fortin et Associés

    8 185 $ / 7 500 $

  20. Stikeman Elliott

    7 811 $ / 15 000 $

  21. Logibec

    7 775 $ / 7 500 $

  22. Tribal Fashion

    7 555 $ / 7 500 $

  23. Groupe Mach

    7 525 $ / 7 500 $

  24. Aviron Montréal

    7 515 $ / 15 000 $

  25. Dassault Systèmes

    7 510 $ / 7 500 $

  26. Rio Tinto

    7 036 $ / 15 000 $

  27. Filo Import

    5 908 $ / 7 500 $

  28. Research in Action

    5 453 $ / 7 500 $

  29. Robinson Sheppard Shapiro

    4 140 $ / 7 500 $

  30. EY Wheels of Steel

    1 071 $ / 0 $

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