2011 Bits and Bites Breakfast Pictures
We have uploaded some pictures of the event. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us.
Little Bits and Bites Breakfast Roundup
Mark your calendar! Please join us and be a supporter of the Second Annual Little Bits 'n Bites Breakfast Round-up taking place at 7:30am, March 17th, 2011 at Delta Centre Suite Hotel in downtown Edmonton. This fund raising breakfast marks our 36th Anniversary celebrations. We hope 2011 will be the year we build greater awareness of Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association in the community. Our goal is to develop sustaining donors and sponsors in this generous City. We also hope to raise money to enhance our programs, purchase new specialized equipment and expand our program to a Satellite Facility. We have helped over 2500 children and adults with disabilities in the Edmonton area in our 36 year history.
This year we had a photo fundraiser, this fundraiser was only made possible by two very generous companies, Aaron Pedersen of 3TEN photography donated his time and expertise to take all the beautiful pictures and Mc Bain Camera donated all the prints and printing costs. Riders each paid $20 for a picture package, all the money collected will go directly towards the riding program, in total we raised $2300.00. The pictures turned out great and the riders loved them. We would like to say a big thank you to both of these companies for helping make this a very successful fundraiser.
Daisy Day at the Canadian Derby
We attending the annual Canadian Derby at Nothlands Park selling daisies to the public. This has been a great annual event for us for many years and we are very excited to take this opportunity and make this year more successful than ever for Little Bits. We are looking forward to this great day which will happen as a result of our many volunteers and parents helping us sell daisies.
50/50 Tickets for Oilers:
On February 3rd we will be at the Oilers vs. Flyers game selling the 50/50 tickets. This is our first year being chosen to be the ticket sellers and we are excited about this fantastic opportunity. Looking forward to a fun night with lots of great volunteers and parents helping us out to make this a successful fundraiser.
Update: The Oiler 50/50 night was an enormous success, all 30,000 tickets were sold out and we raised $14,137.26! Long time rider Michael Yaceyko was one of the many people who came out to help make this such a successful event.
This is a picture of him pulling the winning ticket!! A huge thank you to all the parents, volunteers and friends of Little Bits who came out to sell tickets and help in the count room, we could not have done it without you! Thank you to The Edmonton Oilers and Rexal Place for having us it was a great experience.
Telus Community Community Initiatives, Suncor, Kids N’ Motion, Sears Employee Fund, Altamira Foundation, Alberta Sport Rec & Wildlife
Grants Available Throughout the Year
Edmonton Community Foundation, Global Edmonton, Enbridge, Labatts Breweries of Western Canada, RBC Foundation, Scotiabank, TD Financial, CIBC Group of Companies, ATB Financial, Investors Group, Servus Credit Union, Telus Community Investment, Encana, Jim Prentice Charitable Foundation
Tue, 10th: Board Meeting (Downtown Office - First Edmonton Place)
Wed, 25th: Board Meeting (Downtown Office - First Edmonton Place)
TBA: Board Meeting (Downtown Office- First Edmonton Place)
Wed, 7th: Board Meeting (Downtown Office - First Edmonton Place)
Thur, 15th: Paraequestrian Grant
Tue, 27th: Volunteer Orientation Session (WELCA)
Sat, 31st: Children’s Ability Fund Wed, 31st: STEP Program Grants
Sun, 1st: First Day of Spring Session Riding
Thurs, 12th: Board Meeting (Downtown Office- First Edmonton Place)
Tue, 1st: Board Meeting (Downtown Office - First Edmonton Place)
Wed, 30th: AGM 2012 (WELCA)
Wed, 20th: Last day of Spring Riding Session
Fri. 29th: Office at WELCA expanded
Tues, 17th: Board Meeting (Downtown Office - First Edmonton Place)
Tues. 31st. Downtown Office Closed. Files moved to expanded office at WELCA
21st: Board Meeting - WELCA
25th: Daisy Days, Canadian Derby (Northlands Park)
20th: Board Meeting (Whitemud Equine Centre)
1st: GM Making Dreams Possible Grant
4th: Board Meeting (Downtown Office - First Edmonton Place)
12th: Volunteer Orientaiton Session (Whitemud Equine Center)
16th: Start of the Fall Session (Whitemud Equine Center))
18th Telus Community Foundation Cheque Presentation
Mon, 1st: Alberta Sport, Rec. & Wildlife Grant
Tues, 2nd: Board Meeting (Whitemud Equine Center)
Wed, 31st: Community Investment Operating Grant
Wed, 31st: Community Initiatives Grant
Mon, 5th: Board Meeting (Whitemud Equine Center))
Wed, 7th - , Sun11th: Canadian Finals Rodeo program sales (Rexall Place)
TBA: Community Investment Operating Grant application deadline
TBA: Achievement Days (WELCA)
Wed, 21st: End of the Fall Session (WELCA)
Tues, 4th: Board Meeting (Whitemud Equine Center)
Mon, 31st: Community Spirit Grant
A Tribute to Edward Carson
On May 29, 2008, we had to say goodbye to one of our most beloved Instructors at Little Bits, Ed Carson. Ed joined Little Bits in 1976 as a volunteer. He became the Head Riding Instructor in 1983 until 1986 when he went on to dedicate more time to his teaching career at Ecole St. Angela. Read More
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