Introduction: We All Know At Least One Small Business And/Or Small Business Owner Who Was Negatively Affected By These Lockdowns, Especially In The Fitness, Restaurant & Hairstylist/Barber Industries. As life continues on, these small business owners were forgetten about and left with piles of debt & In Most Cases & without financial relief that was promised to them by our Ontario Government. This is where I come in.
Who Am I: My name is TJ Rocheleau. I am a small business owner of a Fitness Studio, TheRoc Health And Fitness in Guelph Ontario. I have started this fundraiser not only to help my business but to help out as many small businesses as I can who were neglected financial aid In the January 2022 Covid Lockdown & have carried this financial burden until now. This ride will challenge me Physically/Mentally & WIll Challenge YOU To Help Your Fellow Neighbour.
My Goal #1: Ride My Bicycle From My Studio In Guelph Ontario, All The Way To The Most Southern Town In Canada & Also My Hometown Of Kingsville Ontario IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS! The Ride Is Approximately 300km+.
My Goal #2: Raise Upwards Of $250,000+ & Give Out $10,000 Donations To As Many Small Businesses Around Ontario Who Were Approved For The Small Business Grant In The 1st & 2nd Lockdown But Not The Third. This Money Will Help Each Business Owner Get Out Of Debt & Back On Their Feet!
WHY: To Raise Awareness & Money For Those Small Businesses Like Mine That Have Been Neglected For Financial Assistance During The 3rd Lockdown In January. I Had Contacted Our Government Programs Many Times & Then Our Local MP For Help To Receive Financial Aid That My Business Was Entitled To. With No Help (It is Now July) & From What I Understand From Emails From My Local MP, There Are MANY LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES IN ONTARIO who were neglected Financial Aid From the Small Business Grant during this Third Lockdown who were approved during the First & Second Lockdown.
WHEN: The date for the ride is tentative, But my aim is for August/September 2022.
WHERE: The Ride Will Begin At TheRoc Health And Fitness Studio On Elmira Road North In Guelph & Finish At My Parents Bakery, Sweet Memories On Division Street South In Kingsville Ontario.
Small Businesses Interested In Receiving a $10,000 donation need to: Have proof they were approved for Grant 1 & 2 (Screenshot of email/date), Provide Proof Of Businesses Physical Location(Photo), Provide Business Number, Provide a short paragraph about how this money will help your business. Send Information above to email@example.com
Eligible Businesses will be chosen at random once funds are available to donate.
Thank You For Your Support!