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Music at the Stockyards Charity Auction Fundraiser

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Time(s): 7 pm

Following the Charity Auction there will be an appreciation event entitled “Music at The Stockyards” featuring Trevor Panczak & Roughstock at Perlich Bros. Auction Market, located 3 miles east of Lethbridge on Hwy#3 and ¼ mile south on Broxburn Road.   

Trevor & Russ Panczak, various auctioneers in southern Alberta, in conjunction with the Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association (LTRA) are teaming up to raise funds for the reconstruction of the riding arena on LTRA’s land next to Highway 512. In the early hours of Sunday November 2, 2014 the old building collapsed due to heavy wet snowfall (Link).  Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

Because there is still a substantial need for funding to get a new Steel building completed, a fundraising effort was initiated.  The idea for this fundraiser came to Trevor when Russ expressed an interest in selling one of his horses.  Trevor thought that the horse, aptly named SPIRIT, would be fitting to sell at the upcoming Perlich Bros’ Spring Horse Sale to raise some funds for LTRA.  Russ decided to donate the horse and Trevor then presented the idea to John Berezay from LTRA and John and Bob Perlich.   

SPIRIT will be auctioned off at Perlich Bros’ Auction Market on Wednesday, June 24, 2015.  

To help cover the shortfall in regards to replacement of the facility, a goal of $75,000 has been set. Although, an amount of $175,000 is needed to complete the entire project. What we are looking for from you is a commitment of funds to match what the horse is sold for that day.  Because it is impossible to know what value the horse will sell at, we encourage you to make a predetermined donation. There is no number too large or too small. It’s what you are comfortable giving and all funds are greatly appreciated.

A charitable tax receipt will be provided after June 24, 2015 through LTRA for donations of $25 or more.

A wall entitled FRIENDS OF THE LETHBRIDGE THERAPEUTIC RIDING ASSOCIATION will be erected in the new arena for everyone to see.  Engraved name plaques will be placed on this wall as a small token of appreciation for donations over $500 (donors giving $1000, $2500, and $5000+ will be honoured with progressively larger plaques). Donations under these levels are GREATLY APPRECIATED and will be collected and acknowledged at the event.

100% of the proceeds go to, and will stay with, the LTRA building fund.

LTRA is a non-profit organization that began in 1976 when Joanne Perlich and a few volunteers offered instruction in riding and horse care to students with various disabilities. LTRA’s vision of “horses for health and spirit” offers people with special needs, hands-on instruction in riding and horse care to exercise the body and spirit within. They provide this care to people of all ages and abilities. The program has grown to include many volunteers aiding more than 350 disabled and able-bodied students each year.  Therapeutic Riding is an alternative form of therapy that encourages physical, psychological and recreational activity in collaboration with the medical profession. LTRA is a member of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) and the Alberta Equestrian Federation. 

If you have supported us in the past we would like to thank you for your contributions to this very worthy cause. We are now seeking your help to ensure the future of LTRA. With the collapse of the old arena, LTRA is in financial need and the programs it provides are in jeopardy.  You may or may not have seen first-hand what impact the therapy programs provided by LTRA can have on people (especially the children) with disabilities through the majesty of horses...but it is truly is magical. Either way, your help is needed for this worthwhile cause. 


The Panczak’s The Perlich’s John Berezay, Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association Rep. 

403-382-9515 403-329-3101 403-634-5290

Following the Charity Sale there will be an appreciation event entitled “Music at The Stockyards” featuring Trevor Panczak & Roughstock at Perlich Bros. Auction Market, located 3 miles east of Lethbridge on Hwy#3 and ¼ mile south on Broxburn Road.   

SEE YOU ON JUNE 24, 2015!!!!

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