Monday, February 23, 2015

Fourth 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:

Come ride with us on our third annual 2nd Chance Trail Ride in support of organ donation awareness. The ride will be a slow pleasure ride of approximately 5 hours through natural lands.

Event Information

Ride day – Saturday May 9th, 2015
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 8, 2015 from 6:00 PM—9:00 PM ($30/participant) in Heisnburg at the end point of the trail ride. There is overnight camping available at the Heinsburg Water Tower. There are no water or power hook ups. The cost is $10 a night. Cheques can be made out to Heinsburg Community Club.

Trailer Transportation

We will have transportation (donated by Prairie Tech) available from 9:45 to 10:30 from Heinsburg 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.

Morning Registration

There will be coffee and muffins available during registration. First 200 Registered participants will receive a 2nd Chance Trail Ride keepsake! 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 and pledge sheets to be handed in takes place in the cookhouse in Lindbergh at the hitching area of the Iron Horse Trail.


(times on schedule may change slightly)

6pm – 9pm Early registration on site, Friday May 8 - $30/rider

8:30am – 10am Registration- $30/rider

11:00am Ride starts. Bring a halter to tie your horse for lunch (lunch is provided).
Hall will be open during the day and silent auction items will be set up. Enter your bid on the silent auction items.

5:30pm Supper – $25/ticket

7:00pm Presentation from Dr. Lori West ; Director, Canadian National Transplant Research Program

8:00pm Live and Silent Auction

9:00pm 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 9th please have your donations collected and your pledge sheet balanced. We recommend you make a photocopy of your pledges for future reference. 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 are required at Ride Registration on site.

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 trans-plant process.

Our past events have seen great success with supporting GoodHearts with opening of two apartments for recipients to stay during their recovery. These apartments are right across the street from the U of A Hospital. 2nd Chance Trail Ride has also donated funds for the Canadian Transplant games. This past year, 2nd Chance Trail ride launched a signage campaign for Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness, placing signs along major roadways, and in hockey and curling rinks across Alberta.

The majority funds raised from our 4th Annual Trail Ride will go to GoodHearts Foundation. Your support will continue to assist GoodHearts in maintaining the apartments and to possibly even open another one. 2nd Chance Trail Ride will use funds to continue to support recipients of organ or tissue transplants going through a 2nd Chance at life. We will use more funds towards our signage campaign to bring awareness to organ and tissue donation. Show your support and join us May 9th.

 Forms & Information to Download

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) 812-2355 or Donna Cadieux (780) 826-1165

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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