left to right: Aries, Emma McLaughlin, Liz MacGregor, Oreo, Angie Ruffo-Haskins, Dawn Rodger, Katy Drummond

On June 27, the Heritage Stables horse community came together after a year apart for an in-house show in support of Seniors’ Community Services.

The heat of the day was no match for the smiles that radiated from each rider as they trotted, cantered, and jumped into the spirit of raising critical funds to support seniors and adults with physical disabilities live well at home.

Spearheaded by Katy Drummond (owner of Heritage Stables), and riders Angie Ruffo-Haskins, Emma McLaughlin and Liz MacGregor, the event raised an incredible $400.
Over the past year, fundraisers have all but stopped due to the barriers of Covid.

The organizers of this event began planning weeks in advance of the provincial green light, and the event was a huge success. Jill Woodley, Marketing and Communications Specialist for Seniors’ Community Services, was there both as a representative of the Organization, and as a rider.

“The last year has been so hard on everyone who enjoys sport and the opportunity to ride. To have their first event be a fundraiser for us was so generous. These organizers worked so hard under difficult circumstances and pulled off a truly incredible event. Even in plus 30-degree heat, the smiles were more radiant than the sunshine.”

Sandy Guest, a local Yoga instructor, has also organized a fundraiser for SCS. Seniors Yoga in Curry Park brings beginner’s Hatha yoga to the mat every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Sandy has 25 spaces available for each class, and will run the classes into September.

Although there is no pressure to pay, Sandy is hoping to raise money for Seniors’ Community Services with a five-dollar donation for each class. This can be donated to SCS in a one-time sum at the end of the classes, or given to Sandy directly. Tax receipts will be offered for donations over $20.

For more information or to register, please contact Sandy directly at sgpmoose@gmail.com, or 613-863-0998.

Community events not only bring people together, they provide an opportunity to support your friends, family, and neighbours.

If you are interested in organizing a fundraising event, we can help! Please contact jill.woodley@seniorscs.ca, or call 613-258-3203.



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