Riders Saddle up for a Cure

The Vancouver Memorial Trail Ride against Cancer was held on August 21 at the Craig Creek Ranch in Nanoose Bay. We kicked the event off Friday night with a wonderful BBQ of smoked chicken. Smoker was donated by A.A. Texas BBQ, chicken donated by Whitta Farms, beef by Quality Foods, Corn by Silver Meadow Farms. All were cooked to perfection by Gerd Voight and his crew. We had 160 people join us that night. The diners were treated to a magical performance by Nano and her 22yr old horse Viscount as well as the Coombs Country 4-H Musical Drill Team.

We had 80 riders reply to the invite and they helped raise $20,000 to date with still more pledges coming in. Job well done everyone! All money raised goes to Cancer Research for the cure.

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We had a beautiful day to ride a nice breeze and the common goal. I will always hold the picture in my head of all the trailers parked with horses tied waiting to be saddled up. You can view those pictures as well at www.provencalphotography.com.

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On behalf of the Canadian Cancer Society and the Silver Spur Riding Club, I would like to send out a grateful thank you to all of the wonderful Sponsors and volunteers and last but not least the riders who gave up their time to spend a day with us and make this event the success it was.

~Sue Sheppard


1 thought on “Riders Saddle up for a Cure”

  1. Joanne Tanner

    Nice article! You should also do an article of Wild Pink Yonder. Maybe not from Jane’s perspective, but from one of the “lifers” as we called ourselves. Those are the 5 ladies that fundraised and participated in the whole 22 day ride for Breast Cancer.

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