Thursday, April 7, 2016

5th 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 5th annual 2nd Chance Trail Ride in support of organ & tissue donation awareness. The ride will be a slow pleasure ride of approximately 5 hours through natural lands.

Event Information

Ride day – Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Location – Lindbergh to Heinsburg on the Iron Horse Trail
Cost – $30 per rider

Pre-Registration & Camping

Early Registration is available on May 13, 2016 from 6 pm - 8 pm in Heisnburg at the end point of the trail ride. There is overnight camping available in Heinsburg.


6pm – 8pm Early registration, Friday, May 13

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

11:00am Ride begins. Lunch will be provided at Middle Creek.

5:30pm Catered Supper. Tickets are $25. Only 400 Supper tickets available. Dance, with Silent and Live Auctions with a Live band to follow. 
After 7:00pm there will be a $10 admission fee for the Dance and Silent/Live Auction only. (Dependent on Hall capacity.)

Donation to GoodHearts at the 2013 AGM
Collect your money and record your pledges on the pledge form available for download below. Cheques should be written to GoodHearts Transplant Foundation if an official tax receipt is required. When you arrive on May 14th 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.

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. We also donated funds for the Canadian Transplant games. Together with the Canadian Transplant Organization this past year we launched a signage program placing signs along major roadways, and in hockey and curling rinks across northern Alberta.

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Last year's event was a huge success with 261 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.

We thank everyone who donates to our cause, big or small, every bit counts!

Information Brochure
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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) 812-2356

To purchase supper tickets please contact: Cathy Ockerman: 780-724-250 or 780-210-0045

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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