When I made the decision to take on the task of planning an Alberta Wish Ride here in Taber, knowing exactly where the ride could take place was the easy part, with the land owners on board, the planning began.
Myself, along with a committee of Christine West, Sylvia Waeckerlin, Tammy Jensen, Lesley Badura, Christina Pierson and Dee Schramm wanted it to be successful, but never did we imagine it would raise over $64,000. Right out of the gate, the overwhelming response from businesses, riders and community was so positive and encouraging, we decided to jump in with both feet.
The success of this event took an army of 109 riders, 125 donations from citizens and businesses for the raffle and live auction. It took over 30 volunteers, consisting of our family and friends. Without them we would have never pulled it off. The BBQ supper, band all donated from local farmers and businesses. The Alberta Wish Ride – Taber committee can never express in words how thankful and humbled we are for the support, appreciation, and response to our goal of helping a child and their family. As a community, we will make a difference in the lives of several families, and for that we are forever grateful.
LESLIE OLSON, CHRISTINE WEST, TAMMY JENSEN, SYLVIA WAECKERLIN, CHRISTINA PIERSON, LESLEY BADURA, DEE SCHRAMM