Where did the time go? Months and months of preparing, organizing, working on plan A, then plan B...I think we're on plan E or F by now...
There's been good times, bad times, sad times, and proud moments. And now, the final push is on!
We are certain that this years' event is going to be amazing! And we have all of you to thank for it! So many people have volunteered and stepped up to help our family continue this dream. Friends, family, perfect strangers...and we couldn't do it without each and every one of you.
If you haven't already, we encourage you to purchase tickets online at www.ridedogsride.com. Or, simply show up on August 2nd and join in. Information on admission/tickets can be found on Facebook under Ride Dogs Ride Garland.
I have been anticipating this moment and am thrilled to be typing the words, "We did it!!!"
Words can not express how much our family appreciates the support from everyone who has donated their money, their time, their labour, and sometimes, their shoulder to cry on. We are truly blessed to have such a wonderful support system.
Last weekend, many of our supporters joined us at the farm to prepare the land and the stage for this year's event. In was a ton of work, but because of everyone's determination, we persevered and are almost ready. At the end of the weekend, we were all exhausted, but then we noticed something miraculous right above the stage that our team had just spent hours preparing.
My dad was so proud of this stage that he and others designed and built from the ground up.
We will celebrate reaching our goal by sharing this amazing photo with you, that one of our volunteers took at the end of that weekend.
Good Morning Everyone;
It's the day before our huge volunteer weekend where we are starting to set up! Time will fly from here on out now. We're less than a month away and only $380 from out online goal!!!!!
Please share this with your friends and family and I ask humbly that you help us to meet our goal as we are so, so close now.
We are only four weeks away from the big event and we're so close to making our gofundme goal! One final push and we'll make it. Please spread the word to help us raise another $880 to make our $5000 goal. With four weeks left that's only $220 per week, $31 per day...that's not too far off at all!! Thanks so much again to everyone who's supported us so far.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, Glen Garland. He was an amazing man with a huge heart, and was committed to this event whole heartedly. As such, our family has decided to continue the event as scheduled in his honour.
We thank all of those who have supported our organization, and those who have supported our family in this difficult time.
We are committed to making a large donation to The Calgary Humane Society in his honour, and thank you so much.
It may be over three months until our Motorcycle Poker Run, but our volunteers and committee members are very busy planning and prepping! Now, if only the snow would melt so that we could start getting the site ready!!
So far, we've been able to use the funds you've donated to pay for many items needed for the kid's carnival, and we've used some for our permit costs. The rest of your donations will be going to the payment of moving the stage to our new location.
That's a hefty bill so we encourage you to share our page with all of your friends on social media so that we can make our goal by the end of May!
We thank you so much for all of your support and can't wait to see you in August.
We are almost half way to our goal! Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far.
Update: We have now completed the relocation to our brand new location and are very busy getting everything together for the Family Fun Event.
There's still so much to do and we can't do it without your help! Our bill for the relocation has now come in and we are hoping our supporters will help us with paying the $5000 price tag so that we don't have to reduce our contribution this year.
Our campaign is ramping up and we can't thank you enough for your continued to commitment to helping the animals we love so much at The Calgary Humane Society.
We are a small organization of bike enthusiasts who love to take our animals along for the ride! We had our very first Ride Dogs Ride Motorcycle Poker Run last summer and were able to raise $9500 for our favourite charity, The Calgary Humane Society.
This year, we are expanding and will need to relocate our run from Irricana, Alberta to Carseland, Alberta. We are also adding to our event a Family Fun Day which will add additional operating expenses. We would much prefer to raise additional funds this year, outside of our regular fundraisers, that way we can insure that we don't have to reduce our contribution in order to cover additional operating costs.