Commemorative Mile At Fundraiser

Published: June 1, 2017 09:16 am EDT

For the third consecutive year, Alberta horsemen will host a Family Fun Day fundraiser in aid of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation at Kelly Hoerdt’s Bedrock Farms in Beaumont, Alberta. This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, June 11.

Hoerdt is also including a commemorative mile during the day’s activities to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Canadian Horse Racing. The plan is to have pacing stallion Trust The Artist lead the way for the mile and the kids on hand can jog, run, or walk behind him. All of the kids who complete the mile will receive a special Participation Certificate.

There’s something for every member of the family as Hoerdt and the rest of the organizers have pulled out all of the stops to plan a great day which will include:

  • ► 27 standardbreds in action offering jog cart rides

  • ► Wagon rides

  • ► Vintage Collector Cars

  • ► Bouncy castles

  • ► Dunk tank

  • ► Kite making station

  • ► Classic cars

  • ► Face Painting, sparkle tattoos and balloon artist

  • ► Jockeys, four-five Thoroughbreds – pony rides

Free pizza and refreshments will be provided by Nitzas Pizza of Sherwood Park.

“We’re expecting over 2,000 people this year, “said Hoerdt, “and our goal is to raise over $20,000 for the foundation. I’m just amazed at the support this event has received from the horse racing community the past two years and this year is no different. People are donating to the silent auction, donating their time and it’s all coming together well!”

Last year the event was attended by 1,000 people and generated over $20,000 for the Foundation and in year one, $12,000 was raised.

Bedrock Stables is located at 50268 Range Road 240 in Beaumont, Alta.

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