Registration is now open for the 2017 Christie Bike Ride!

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We are very excited to announce that registration for the 9th annual Dugald Christie Memorial Community Bike Ride is now open!

We will be hitting the pavement on September 10th, 2017 in support of the Mobile Legal Clinic (MLC). The MLC provides legal information and court accompaniment services to homeless and marginalised individuals in Montreal. It also assists in regularizing legal debts in order to encourage the social reintegration of their clients. For more information, visit the MLC’S website.

We hope that you will join us on our bike ride in support of access to justice! Visit our Eventbrite page to register. Registration is $20 if you have a bike, or $35 if you do not have a bike and will need a rental.

Once you’ve registered, don’t forget to download your Registration Package here. The Package contains information about the ride, the MLC, and a pledge form to help you collect donations in support of the ride. Extra pledge forms can be found here.

 Can’t make it to the Ride but would still like to contribute? Donations can be made through the MLC’s Canada Helps page.

Looking forward to riding with you!

For those unfamiliar with the Ride…

The Dugald Christie Memorial Community Bike Ride (Christie Bike Ride, or CBR for short) is an annual event organised by students at the McGill Faculty of Law at the start of every school year. McGill Law students founded the Ride in 2009 to honour McGill Alumnus and Vancouver Lawyer Dugald Christie. Christie was both an advocate for marginalised communities and an avid cycler. In 2006, Christie began a cross-country cycling trip to raise awareness for access to justice issues. He planned to ride to Ottawa to convince decision-makers of the need for justice system reform. He was tragically struck and killed by a vehicle four months after the start of his journey. L’activité est une opportunité pour les étudiants de commémorer et contribuer à l’héritage de Dugald Christie. C’est une occasion de faire quelque chose de tangible, mais aussi de réfléchir à notre rôle d’atténuer les obstacles à l’accès à la justice entant que futurs professionnels du droit.

 

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