When you need $2 million to fulfill a lifelong dream, every penny counts.
The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society hopes to raise this money, starting with pennies.
As pennies are being phased out, a penny drive for purchasing a much-needed site for the stable program has started.
From Fanny Bay to Port Hardy this program has serviced hundreds of physically, mentally and emotionally challenged children and adults. And it’s all come about because of the horse and a many, many extremely devoted people.
If you know horses at all you know they can be scary, big, strong, fleeting, warm, friendly, honest and amazing animals. They teach us so many lessons and every single person has had a different experience.
After many years of dreaming and waiting, the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society has been blessed with the opportunity to purchase a piece of land they can call their own.
The Society works out of the most beautiful Courtenay Exhibition Grounds, which is managed by the regional district. But the program is growing and the property available is right next door to the Exhibition grounds. So the Society plans to operate out of both properties.
The CVTRS can now devote more quality time to each client and take in the waiting list. Dream On is the motto from this group, which has worked very hard in the past 26 years.
The stable program is a type of therapy which is very new (remember the movie The Horse Whisperer?) and is blossoming all around the world and we now have it starting in the Comox Valley.
Please donate at least a penny and help CVTRS to make this dream to come true for our Valley and for the towns north of here.
Jars are available — call or come in for your jar. CVTRS will deliver a jar to any business that would like to help.
Call 250-338-1968 or come down to 4839 Headquarters Rd. (the Exhibition Grounds) if you are in the neighbourhood.
— Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society