October Fundraising Challenge

October 1, 2019

Sometimes a little extra reward is a good perk while raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society. So, Spin For Life and our sponsors are kicking off monthly fundraising challenges. Each month we’ll announce a new prize courtesy of one of our sponsors or partners. The way to earn entries may differ slightly each month but will almost always be based on funds raised or registrations referred.

For October, the prize has been furnished by Great Events Catering. They’re one of our newest sponsors — so new that we’re still a bit away from officially announcing them. But they want to get Spinning so, Great Events is providing a $100 gift certificate to their Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant.

Located in Fish Creek Provincial Park, the Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant is considered one of the best restaurants in Calgary. It offers fine-dining with, as they say, “exquisite ambiance suited to any occasion.”

The prize will be awarded via a draw in early November. To earn entries, Spinners just need to keep up their fundraising. For every $100 that a Spinner raises in the month of October, they’ll receive one entry into the draw. There’s no need to opt-in into the contest, just by being registered and raising money you’re in the running for entries. We’ll contact the winner via email and/or phone to arrange delivery of their prize. (Spinners who are also on the fundraising committee, work for the Canadian Cancer Society, or work for RocketHouse are not eligible.)

If you have questions about this month’s fundraising challenge or need support in your fundraising efforts, please contact us.


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Spin For Life values inclusion and removing barriers to entry for participation; any skill level, beginner to pro, is encouraged to join. There’s no need for any special equipment or gear – alongside 180 spin bikes, Spin For Life is equipped with low-impact floor and arm pedal machines. Spinners are in a controlled indoor environment where the risk is low, medical support is always close-at-hand, and the weather won’t affect the experience. Our participants’ physical and fundraising commitments are also designed to be manageable challenges: one hour of sweat with a minimum $1,000 raised for charity.


Thanks to our growing list of like-minded sponsors and patrons, 100% of donations stay with the Canadian Cancer Society. With each event, Spin For Life aims to raise a minimum of $1.44 million with new host cities being added every year for a ten year goal of $180 million. Tax receiptable donations can be allocated to any of three categories: Clinical Trials, Wheels of Hope, or the Alberta Cancer Research Fund (which was specially created to be funded by Spin For Life). Even in our first year, we are aiming to break the World Record for most money raised with a static cycling event.


Over the course of eight hours, our Spinners will collectively ride the circumference of the world: 40,075 km. Each hour is themed around distinct global landscapes with LED screens, theatre lighting, and mapped projections transporting participants through a beautiful, challenging, and cathartic experience. Emcees and Instructors will lead the music-filled Spin Hours, introducing stories of cancer heroes, researchers, clinicians, and remembrances of those we have lost. All culminating in a world record ceremony and on-site after party when we finish spinning around the globe!