The 2014-2015 riding season is well underway with an enthusiastic start at Therapeutic Riding, and the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society fundraising campaigns are also gearing up.
This year the CVTRS will take part in the Charles Dickens Craft Faire on Saturday Nov. 8 (10-5) and Sunday, Nov. 9 (10-4), downstairs at the Florence Filberg Centre.This fair will kick off the CVTRS fundraising season and help the society launch three exciting events.
The first will be the third annual ‘Hay for Horses’ stocking stuffer campaign, which is a very popular fundraiser for CVTRS. Last year the ‘Hay for Horses’ event secured over 1,000 bales of hay for the herd.
This campaign begins Nov. 1 and runs to the end of the session in Dec. 6.
Secondly, the CVTRS is very excited to launch a brand new fundraiser, original Art Cards, featuring ‘The Horses of Therapeutic Riding’.
These cards will be blank so that they can be used for any occasion. The horses are featured in their natural outdoor surroundings and each photo has been professionally produced by photographers Bill Jorgensen (www.billjorgensen.zenfolio.com) and Peter Sinclair (www.prsimages.zenfolio.com)
The cards will be available to the public at the Charles Dickens Craft Faire and all year long at CVTRS.
The third event is a raffle. Tickets will be available for two wonderful baskets:
A Mr. and Mrs. Claus basket (approx. value $500) and a Rudolph and Friends basket (approx. value $450). All items have been generously donated by local businesses. The draw date is Saturday. Dec. 6.
For more information about any of these fundraisers, call 250-338-1968 or visit www.cvtrs.com.