Funds raised by the participants of the Navy Bike Ride support two organizations dedicated to the well-being of the RCN’s current and former sailors and their families – the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund and Support our Troops.
The Royal Canadian Benevolent Fund (RCNBF) was founded in 1942 with a mandate to provide distress relief for sailors and their families. Over time, the scope of this mandate has expanded to include all those who have served with and for Canada’s Maritime Forces. This support is available to our military and merchant navy veterans, currently serving members and their families. They are partnered with Veterans Affairs Canada, Support our Troops and the Legion in their efforts to promote the well –being of the naval community.
Support Our Troops is the official charitable cause of the Canadian Armed Forces. It was established to meet the unique needs and special challenges faced by members of the Canadian Armed Forces community as a result of military service. Through its grants and programs, it is the most direct way for Canadians to support the recover, rehabilitation, and reintegration of members with a physical and/or mental illness or injury and to contribute to empowering family resiliency.
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The Navy Bike Ride is not just an event, but a cause that encourages the well-being of our communities and families, whether it be through physical or virtual events, motivating and helping each other to be healthy through cycling, or even making a difference for others who need our help. Find out how you can help with our Fundraising Toolkit.