Students and staff at the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society are pictured with Brydee

Students and staff at the Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society are pictured with Brydee

Therapeutic Riding Society bringing Touch a Truck to the Valley

May 3 at the Exhibition Grounds

  • Mar. 30, 2015 6:00 a.m.

Scott Stanfield

Record Staff

The Comox Valley Therapeutic Riding Society invites the public to get a bird’s eye view of some big rigs at the inaugural Touch a Truck, May 3 at the Exhibition Grounds.

Organizers are hoping for a minimum of 30 trucks. Many will be displayed at the Rotary Bowl, where the RCMP Musical Ride is held.

“We’re going to be bringing in a lot of big rigs,” said Angela Walker, who works events and fundraising, and volunteers with the society. “We’re getting all kinds. I’ve asked from mudders right through to crane trucks. We’ve asked just about every kind of truck we can to be on board.”

The Courtenay Fire Truck will also be on hand.

The rain or shine event runs from 11 a.m to 4 p.m. It will include children’s activities and food booths. The first hour is horn-free for sensitive ears.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a chair, blanket and picnic.

“That’s the freedom of being on the grounds,” Walker said.

Tickets are $5. Admission is free for children under two.

All proceeds benefit the society.

“Everything that we make from this goes right back into therapeutic riding,” Walker said. “Right from the ground up, from the cost of the horses, to the building, to the staff, to making sure that there’s programs for those kids to take.

“That’s the most important thing,” she added, noting the changes evident in certain students over the past year. “When you see the difference it makes to some of those kids, I can’t imagine them not having their class.”

 

 

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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