Minburn, AB: The 8th Courage Canada Trail Ride for Brain Injury Awareness will take place May 26, 2012 in Minburn, AB.
This Trail Ride is the product of tons of effort put forth each year by
Curtis Anderson along with his family and friends. It began in 2004. Curtis himself is a brain injury survivor. He was injured at the Ponoka Stampede in the bull riding in 2002.
Registration for this year’s trail ride will take place at 9:00 am. The Trail Ride will begin at 10:00 am. It will start one mile North of Minburn on Range Road 102 and a mile and a half West on Township Road 504. Everyone will stop for dinner but they will need to bring themselves a bag lunch.
Supper will be served at the Innisfree Rec Center at 6:30 pm. The doors will open at 5:00 pm.
“At supper there will be cowboy poetry and fiddling.” Curtis told me this morning over the phone.
“We are also going to have a silent auction at 7:00 pm with the proceeds going to the Make a Wish Foundation.” He added.
The Allen Christie Band will highlight the evening’s entertainment along with Abe Zacharias.
A donation of $25 is required to attend the Trail Ride and it also includes supper as well.
Registration and pledge forms for the 2012 Courage Canada Trail Ride are available by contacting Curtis himself though email at email@example.com or by phone at 780-581-4802
You can also contact Karen & Norman for more information at 780-592-2268
Wagons will also be available for those who don’t have a horse to ride.
Participants with horse trailers will be able to park at Minburn Ball Diamonds. For those interested in camping, there are spots available at the Birch Lake Campground. It is one mile South of Innisfree on Hwy 870.
To book yourself a spot there, you’ll need to call them at 780-592-2414
Proceeds from this years Trail Ride will be going to the Halvar Johnson Center for Brain Injury in Ponoka, AB; The Llyodminster Area Brain Injury Society (LABIS); FOCUS in Vermillion, AB; VALID in Vegreville, AB and the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sports Medicine Team.
Please make out all registration check made out to the “Courage Canada Trail Ride”
For more information on Curtis’ speaking as well as his story, check out his website at: www.caccanada.com
Here’s a video I got with Curtis back in Ponoka on New Years Eve as well for those of you who haven’t seen it yet!
See you all at the 8th Annual Courage Canada Trail Ride for Brain Injury Awareness on May 26!