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Alberta Wish Ride Heads for Corn Country in 2015


ith the winter all but a less than fond memory, riders are thinking of new places to take their horses and once again the Alberta Wish Ride is providing that variety. The Alberta Wish Ride had another successful year in 2014 raising $28,700 and bringing the total donated to the Children’s Wish Foundation to over $200,000. There were rides at Sierra West Ranch and the Historic Reesor Ranch and both were well attended. This year the ride returns to Reesor’s on September 12th with Theresa and Scott ready to host the event for the fourth year. They put on a great day and riders respond with their attendance and their pledges. As usual there will be breakfast and supper, places to camp, rooms to rent and horses available. The new scenery in 2015 will be courtesy of a new volunteer committee chaired by Leslie Olson who is pulling out all the stops for an event in the corn capital of the world, Taber Alberta, on August 22nd. The event will stage out of the rodeo grounds in Taber which offers lots of room for trailers and camping. Leslie and her group are planning entertainment on both Friday and Saturday nights as well as breakfast and supper for riders and non-riders alike on Saturday. A custom saddle will be offered as a prize at both rides. For every $25 in pledges, you receive one ticket in the draw for the

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King George Masonic Temple sponsored the saddle at Reesor Ranch in 2014. Presenting the saddle to Sonja Waeckerlin are ride co-founders Roger Matas and Irene White and King George board members Steve Kennard and Dave Murray.

saddle. Both rides will also feature a silent auction, draws and prizes. All riders are welcome to participate at either or both rides. Register on line at and start collecting pledges. There is even a way to collect pledges on line which makes fundraising easy and gets a tax receipt sent out right away. Check the web site frequently for schedules and updates on both rides. • 15

Saddle Up May 2015  

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