Thank you for everyone who donated to Little Bits through Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink (BFK).
All donations go directly to helping our riders and to help new riders be able to become a part of the Little Bits family.
We would like to thank BFK for asking us to become one of their participating charities.
Their selfless efforts in helping charities around the world makes a difference in everyone's lives.
Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association
Little Bits Therapeutic Riding Association is a non-profit, charitable organization providing recreational horseback riding with therapeutic benefits for children and adults with disabilities in Edmonton Alberta. Each year, more than 115 riders benefit from our spring and fall program and 50 riders in our winter program.
We have programs for pre-school aged children (Itty Bits), children aged five and a half to 18 (Little Bits) and adults (Big Bits). Once a week, riders receive riding instruction by certified and experienced instructors assisted by a core of volunteers.
The focus is on skill development, enjoyment and the unique therapeutic aspects of horseback riding. Learn more about Our Programs.
Sunday: September 8 to November 17
Riding Times: 10 am ending at 6 pm
Tuesday: September 10 to November 19
Riding Times (AM): 9 am ending at 1 pm
Riding Times (PM): 4 pm ending at 9 pm
Wednesdays: September 11 to November 20
Riding Times: 3 pm ending at 9 pm
A party for those that are current volunteers, must sign-up ahead of time to attend.
Date: Sunday December 1, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Address: Laurier Heights Community League
14405 85 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5R 3Z3
Wednesday Jaunaury 15 from 6 pm to 9 pm
Sign In: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Introduction Talk: 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm
Sample Lesson: 6:50 pm to 7:15 pm
Break into 4 groups for hands-on experience
Finish: 9:00 pm
If you are interested in volunteering but have not filled out an application online, please CLICK HERE
We will be looking for those parents that need hours to help volunteer at the FALL Appreciation Party. If you are interested, please contact Linda at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Marielle at: email@example.com
We need 6 parents maximum and the shifts are 4-5 hours in length. You will need to help move equipment, set-up tables, chairs and all the items that involve eating. Make sure drinks are kept full, put away tables, chairs and clean up. This also may involve sweeping and moping all areas we use.
Thank You Hearts of Blue
Back in March we were contacted by Kristy Kozun with Hearts of Blue through Alberta Blue Cross. She said in her e-mail: “I know in the past you have dealt with Mirella Nardi but I am reaching out on her behalf to see if you have a wish list of items that we could look at purchasing for Little Bits”. Kristy asked what we were in need of and we had been looking to purchase some smaller saddles for the younger riders in our program. They are relatively hard to find, however our contact Jen at Horse’n Around in Red Deer had a 15 inch WintecLite saddle and a 14 inch leather Collegiate saddle in stock. I put Kristy in contact with Jen and Kristy and Hearts of Blue generously bought both saddles for Little Bits. My husband and I drove down to Red Deer and picked up the saddles for Little Bits. They are both in regular use now in our program. It is with much gratitude that we thank Kristy, Mirella and Hearts of Blue for so kindly reaching out to us again.
I spend a lot of time driving in my van – to and from work in Edmonton and into Leduc from my home at Pigeon Lake. My go-to radio station is 96.3 The Breeze and when I heard about the Helping Grand – well, of course I thought of Little Bits. I sent in the request and much to my surprise on June 24th at 8:00am I answered a call from Sean Burke. I knew immediately what he was calling about and was so thrilled that we were the chosen applicant to receive the Helping Grand that week. There are so many worthwhile causes in and around Edmonton and each a one of them is campaigning for a great cause. We are most appreciative of the money which will help to subsidize the riders in our program and continue to let persons with disabilities enjoy the benefits of horse back riding in Edmonton’s beautiful river valley. Thank Sean and 96.3!!