Sunday, March 23, 2014

Third Annual 2nd Chance Trail Ride

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

Bring your horses and join us on our Trail Ride to promote Organ Donation Awareness while enjoying the beautiful Scenery of the North Saskatchewan River along the Historic Iron Horse Trail from Lindbergh to Heinsburg.

Event Information

Ride day – Saturday May 10th, 2014
Location – Lindbergh to Heinsburg
on the Iron Horse Trail
$30 per rider -or- horse & wagon (You must bring your own horse and wagon)

Pre-Registration & Camping

Early Registration is available on May 9, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in Heinsburg at the end point of the of the Trail Ride. There is overnight camping available here, at the Heinsburg Water Tower. There are no water or power hook ups. There is a cost of $10 a night. Cheques can be made out to Heinsburg Community Club. There are also numerous lakes and campgrounds in the area.

The 2nd Chance Trail Ride crew at last year's ride

Trailer Transportation

We will have transportation available from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM from Heinsburg to Lindbergh so your truck will be in Heinsburg at the end of the trail ride. There will be hitching posts to tie your horses to while you move your trailer to Heinsburg.

Morning Registration

There will be coffee and muffins available during registration. First 200 Registered participants will receive a 2nd Chance Trail Ride keepsake! We will need a participant form filled out by each individual partaking in the ride, wagon drivers, riders and all!


8:30am – 10am  Registration in Lindbergh at the hitching station.
11:00am  Ride begins. Lunch will be provided at Middle Creek.
5:30pm  Supper. Tickets can be purchased in advance. Only 400 available.
Dance, Auction and live band to follow.


$15/Adult for supper
$10/Child for supper
Silent and live auctions
Live country music

Donation to GoodHearts at the 2013 AGM
Collect your money and record your pledges on the enclosed pledge form. Cheques should be written to GoodHearts Foundation if an official tax receipt is required.  When you arrive on May 10th please have your donations collected and your pledge sheet balanced.  We recommend you make a photocopy of your pledges for future reference or if there are any problems. You are encouraged to have your sponsorship in cheque payments to minimize work and reduce the chance of theft. Please fill out a separate registration form for each rider including children.  This way we can keep track of all riders. A “Participant Waiver” must be signed for each rider.  Registration forms and waiver forms will be available at Ride Registration on site.

This year our funds will be donated to Good Hearts Foundation and to deserving members of the community who are going through the transplant process.

About the 2nd Chance Trail Ride

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Our organization was founded three years ago after Morris Irvine received a double lung transplant. He along with his fellow organ recipients wanted to give back, and raise organ donation awareness so others could have a Second Chance.

The first annual 2nd Chance Trail ride was a huge success we raised $25,000 for the Canadian Transplant Games

Our second trail ride raised $55,000 that we donated to the Good Hearts Foundation. With this donation they were able to open a third apartment in Galen Lofts for recipients to live after their surgeries and during recovery.

 Forms & Information to Download

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Further Information

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of our committee members: Morris Irvine: 780-724-4027 or Arla Pirtle: 587-983-745

To purchase supper tickets in advance please contact: Cathy Ockerman: 780-724-250

If you would like to donate to our Silent or Live Auction please contact: Lori Nelson: 780-724-2972

You can also contact us by email:

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