The final total for our Christmas fundraiser was an amazing $17,093! We had our second annual Valentine's fundraiser that ran Feb 1st to Feb 14th and raised over $700. Thank you everyone who bought a valentine for their favourite Bear Valley resident!
A 'shout out' to Pets for Life Society for their ongoing support by helping pay for our vet bills. You've been a godsend! Thank you to Alberta Morgan Horse Youth Club for the donation of $300 from the Beaumont Youth Show 2015. Thank you Robin Baril for selecting Bear Valley Rescue as your charity of choice for The Centre for Learning@Home 'casual Friday' pool. Thank you to Big Country Midstream Projects for donating over 50 LARGE square bales of straw from a past Atco project and for hauling it all the way out to us. It has and will come in very handy as bedding! Thank you to Lori Hoppe of Soul Equine Performance Massage for the $200 donation from your workshop. Thank you once again to Spruce Meadows for donating feed from their warehouse. Thank you Tammy Badry for donating $122 that was collected for the Rescue at your wedding - what a nice idea! Thank you Deanna from AARCS for bringing out about 15 bags of feed. Thank you Paige for bringing us 20 bales of lovely hay.
We had a busy few days at the beginning of February with hoof trimming and deworming. Thank you to everyone who lent a hand, we got a lot done.
We have had a couple of intakes so far this year. From the Alberta SPCA we took in a thin, older, Thoroughbred mare we've named Delphi, along with her companion, am unhandled grey mare whom one of our volunteers has named Shadow. Our second intake was Big Bucks, a gentle old guy and yet another thin Thoroughbred. This seems to have been the winter of Thoroughbreds!
The Mane Event, in Red Deer, is coming up April 21 - 24, 2016. It's 4 days long this year and we're looking for volunteers to help man the booth. Also coming up, August 28 - 29, 2016, is our fundraising casino, also in Red Deer. If you can volunteer at either event please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Paid overnight accommodation is available for the casino.