Wednesday, April 26, 2017

6th Annual 2nd Chance Trail Ride

If you'd like to donate to the 2nd Chance Trail Ride click the Donate Now! button. When you are filling out the donation form, choose > Your Donation Will Support: 2nd Chance Trail Ride.

The following information is provided by the GoodHearts Transplant Foundation on behalf of the 6th  Annual 2nd Chance Trail Ride:

Travel the historic Iron Horse Trail from Lindbergh to Elk Point with us on horse or wagon as we raise Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness and support those going through the organ transplant process.

Event Information

Ride day – Saturday, May 13th, 2017
Location – Lindbergh to Elk Point on the Iron Horse Trail
Cost – $30 per rider

Pre-Registration & Camping

Early Registration is available on May 12, 2016 from 6 pm - 8 pm in Elk Point. There is free overnight camping available at C.G. Baker Memorial Arena; across from the Allied Arts Building. Water for your horses will be available but no power hook up.

Trailer Transportation

We will have transportation available from 9:45 to 10:30 from Elk Point to Lindbergh so your truck can be ready for you at the end of the trail ride. There are hitching rails to tie horses during the move. Please have someone to watch your horses while you move your truck and trailer. Should you miss the bussing opportunity discuss with the parking coordinators having someone drive your truck and trailer to Elk Point.
Donation to GoodHearts at the 2013 AGM

Morning Registration

There will be coffee and muffins available during registration. Each individual partaking in the ride is required to fill out a participant waiver. This includes even those riding on a wagon! This also helps us get a solid count on how many people are partaking in the ride! Registration takes place in the cookhouse in Lindbergh at the hitching area of the Iron Horse Trail. There is a riders fee of $30 for each individual participating in the trail ride, the riders fee will be waived should you collect more than $30 in pledges.


8:30am – 10:30am Registration in Lindbergh hitching station

11:00am Ride begins. Lunch will be provided on the trail

5:30pm Catered Supper. Tickets are $25. Dance, with silent and live auctions, and a dance

Funds raised will go to assist in maintaining apartments used by transplant recipients, the signage campaign to continue to bring awareness to organ and tissue donation and financially assisting those going through the transplant process.
Your support in collecting pledges is needed, contact 2nd Chance Trail Ride for your pledge sheet and start collecting today!

About the 2nd Chance Trail Ride

If you had the opportunity to save someone's life wouldn’t you? Becoming an Organ & Tissue donor is exactly that! It is the opportunity to save a life. Our organization was created in 2012 with the mission of increasing organ & tissue donation awareness as well as providing support for individuals going through the transplant process.

Our past events have seen great success with the opening of four apartments for recipients to stay during their recovery that is across the street from the U of A Hospital. This was done in joint with the GoodHearts Transplant Foundation. In the last couple of years we have launched a signage program; placing signs along major roadways, and in hockey and curling rinks across northern Alberta.

Last year's event was a huge success with 270 horseback/wagon riders and the raising of $70,000!

Our fundraising efforts this year will be split 50-20-20-10.

50% of funds raised will go towards our ongoing work with the GoodHearts Transplant Foundation to maintain the rental of apartments for individuals going through the transplant process. These apartments are just a walk across the street from the hospital and provide a homey, comfortable environment for healing.

We are continuing our signage campaign by putting signs in hockey rinks, curling rinks, and other public venues in communities to raise Awareness of Organ and Tissue Donation. It is our goal to ensure that individuals understand the importance of signing your organ donor card, or registering as an organ donor, but most importantly the necessity of talking to your family about your wishes.

20% of proceeds will go towards individuals going through the transplant process. Gift visas, parking passes, and gas cards will greatly help families negate some of the transplant process.

The remaining 10% will be used to put on next year's event.

Further Information

If you have any questions please contact one of our committee members:

Lloydminster Area: Gary Hefner (780) 871-8892

Fort Saskatchewan Area: Harvey Nelson (780) 992-0684 or (780) 903-0502

Elk Point Area: Morris Irvine (780) 724-4027 or (780) 614-3554

St. Paul Area: Tom Matthews (780) 614-5955

Bonnyville Area: Ed Cadieux (780) 812-2356 or Donna Cadieux (780) 812-2356

To purchase supper tickets please call or text: Cathy Ockerman: (780) 210-0045

If you would like to donate to our Silent or Live Auction please contact: Julie Boyko (780) 812-6232

You can also contact us by email:

No comments:

Post a Comment