Cancer is not just one disease, but many, as there are more than 100 different types of cancer. The goal of the Shining Bank Ride for the Cure is to raise money through sponsors and proceeds. The proceeds go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. By helping raise as much money as possible, you will be directly contributing to the research and treatment of cancer and we hope to see a future without the pain of this disease.

“Cancer is a word, not a sentence.” ~John Diamond.

Roughly 2 out of 5 Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 4 will die from it and it is estimated that in 2014, 191,300 Canadians will develop cancer and 76,600 will die from cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada.
Treating cancer is a team effort and the Cross Cancer Institute has a dedicated team of professionals in psychiatry, psychology and social work to help patients and family members cope with the stresses that surface as a result of cancer and its treatment.

By joining us on the Shining Bank Trail Ride for the Cure, we will be standing together against cancer and representing hope for a change because we must remember that, “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”

**Please Note**

This year we will not be having the Ride for the Cure. An event like this takes a lot of time and dedication to plan and run. Due to other business plans and goals that also take a lot of time and dedication, the event will have to be postponed until next year. Thank you to everyone for the support of this event so far, we hope you will continue to support the cause and participate in it in the years to come. 


August 9 & 10 2014

We will be gathering at Poplar Ridge Ranch. Departing from there, we will follow quad trails, bush trails and gravel roads (minimal time spent on road). We will be camping overnight on our North quarter, and will depart Sunday morning on another set of trails and ending the ride back at our start location.

On August 9 (Saturday) we will leave the facilities at 10:00 a.m, please come early enough to allow yourself the appropriate time to get ready (park, unload, tack up, hitch up..etc)
We expect to be at camp around 5-6 p.m, where supper will then be made, followed by the silent auction and entertainment by Randy and Rai Smith
On August 10 (Sunday) we will leave the campground at 9 a.m, please allow yourself enough time to eat and pack/tack up.
We expect to arrive back at the facilities around 4 p.m

The BBQ dinner is included for participants, and we welcome community members, family and friends to join us. For non-participants the price is $15/adult and $10/child. We require an rsvp from non-participants for the catered BBQ no later than Aug.4 please.
Pancake breakfast on Sunday morning @ $5/person
Please bring a lunch for both days and any additional snacks for yourselves as well as plenty of water for the ride.

If you would like to bring your trailer/tent to camp overnight, you can set it up Friday night or Saturday, arrangements can be made to suit what works best for all of us. Please call to discuss this further and we can help get you to the camping location on the decided date and time.
If you do not wish to camp overnight, arrangements can be made to meet you at the campsite with your vehicle/trailer to load up or transport you back to the facilities (where it has been safely left and taken care of) to drive it yourself.
Horses can be kept in panels (not supplied) or tethered to trailers, trees or on a line.

There will be a marked parking area for trucks and trailers at Poplar Ridge Ranch. Please drive respectfully and allow room for everyone. Your property will be taken care of and will be safe.

To make pledges/donations electronically, please click on the following link:
Should you choose to use a pledge form, please contact Jaquelene See at 780-728-6664 or Jodi Mantey at 780-712-3378 so that we can get the form to you. If we are unable to answer the phone, please leave a clear message with your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

ALL participants are required to sign a waiver form, which will be provided upon registration on Saturday prior to the ride. Any minors will need a parent/gaurdian’s signature in order to participate. If the minor’s parent/guardian will not be present for the ride, please let us know and we will e-mail the waivers to be signed prior to the date.
Pre-registration/confirmation from participants would be appreciated.

**Best dressed horse** This year a prize will be given to the best dressed horse/and or wagon, we’ll leave it to your imagination!!

~ You must make a minimum donation of $25.00 per participant, as well as register and sign a waiver upon arrival.

~ There will be NO unregistered guests allowed on the trail.

~ NO ATV’s allowed around the facilities, at the Campground, or on the trails.

~ There will be no tolerance for the consumption of alcohol or narcotics on the trail, whether you are riding a horse, driving a wagon, or riding as a passenger in the wagon.
Upon the completion of the ride on Saturday evening we understand that this is your free time, however, we will not be held liable for any incidents that occur as the result of the consumption of alcohol/narcotics. Please use your better judgement and keep in mind that this is a family event.

~ Anyone who is behaving in an unruly manner will be evicted immediately.

~ No stallions.

~ Please be honest with yourself, as it is best for everyone; don’t bring problem horses. If the horse is overly spooky, aggressive, kicks, bites, bucks, bolts..etc then it is safer for you and those around you to choose a more reliable mount. We understand that horses are prey animals and therefore unpredictable, but by using your better judgement we can try to ensure a safe and fun ride for all.

~ Please ride with respect and remember to think of everyone else.


* Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered and supported our 2014 ride for the cure. It was a great event; nice weather, great food and excellent entertainment from Randy and Rai. This year we raised $12,096.00! We look forward to seeing old and new faces next year. Together we are making a difference! *