Grizzly Valley Saddle Club News

The Grizzly Valley Saddle Club is celebrating its 20th Anniversary and 2004 has a number of events on tap! Check it out?

First Annual Spring Colouring Contest

Grizzly Valley Saddle Club is pleased to announce its First Annual Spring Colouring Contest. The contest runs until May 22 with winners announced on June 1st. Age groups are 3-5, 6-9, and 10-12; with all participants receiving a prize. Colouring sheets can be picked up at a number of local businesses and dropped off for display at Shop Easy and the Community Centre. Local businesses have graciously stepped up and are donating prizes as well to the contest.

Ride For Books

By the time you all read this, we will have held our first Ride for Books on May 16th (originally scheduled for Mother?s Day) in conjunction with the Library Foundation. Planned events are wagon rides, pony rides, horse petting and a hotdog sale with profits going to the Library for equine related books. Watch for more info in our next column!

Spring Clean-up

The club is pitching in with Pitch In Week in town, looking after the club grounds to the highway and the ball diamonds. A number of club members were out on Thursday the13th and Friday the 14th.

3rd Annual Poker Ride & Father?s Day Ride

Planning is well underway for the 3rd Annual Poker Ride to be held on June 19 & 20th. This year has brought some additional activities to the event, such as horse related demonstrations on Saturday afternoon and dinner in the evening for riders. Sunday will be a Pancake Breakfast ($3.00/plate), with an extended invitation to all town folk. After breakfast a Father?s Day ride is planned for those that stayed over from the Poker Ride and club members.

2004 Directors

The 2004 Directors are as follows: President-Betty Gurnsey, Vice President-Pam Weidner, Secretary-Raelynn Johnson and Treasurer-Anita Kruse. Additional directors are: Les Cooper, Gary Gurnsey, Dawn Seltenrich, Al Dilk and Doug Halpin.

The Grizzly Valley Saddle Club welcomes new members and owning a horse is not a requirement. Come out and experience some of the clubs hospitality and you?ll be hooked! Watch for more contests and events in our next column, until then Happy Trails!