The Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association participates in numerous community events to help increase public awareness. This is done by setting up information booths, taking pictures with the ponies, giving pony and buggy rides or doing demonstrations with our riders. We attend a number of events including Canada Day Celebrations and the Porcupine District Agricultural Society Fall Fair.
We are actively involved in raising funds through bi-monthly Bingos, Country Jamboree Family Fun Day and TTRA's Annual Spook Walk to offset program costs and ensure repairs and maintenance of grounds and trail for public safety.
Spook Walk 2016!
Spook Walk, a major fundraiser for Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association was a howling success. Hundreds of people attended Spook Walk on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 enjoying Halloween frights and fun as they made their way down the haunted Spook Walk trail (Freedom Trail). Well in advance of our event, Timmins - Porcupine Search and Rescue volunteered services to clear display areas along the Freedom Trail for volunteer spooks and their displays. For weeks, high school students and community volunteers did preparation and set up before finally donning costumes, getting into character not only to scare but also entertain crowds during the 2 nights of our event. Everyone did an outstanding job!
Thanks to McDougall Energy and Topper's Pizza, we had several spook/display incentive prizes. Judging the outstanding displays and spooks by Timmins-Porcupine Search and Rescue was not an easy task. Thank you to everyone who went above and beyond to create interesting and crowd pleasing Halloween displays.
Partnering with Timmins YMCA, a Carved Pumpkin Contest was also featured and the lighted pumpkins provided a great visual display during Spook Walk. The YMCA handled all aspects of this family event and prizes were awarded in 3 age categories for best-carved pumpkin.
On Saturday, June 18 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.TTRA hosted a special Country Jamboree Family Day.
It was a hot day but there was a cool breeze. This great family event featured live Country Music by Stan Campsall, pony rides, activities for kids by the Early Years Centre and Goodlife Fitness and so much more. Check out poster for more details.
Food, treats andrefreshments were available for purchase.
Volunteers did a great job helping with pony rides, preparation and clean up.
Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association in partnership with the Timmins YMCA hosted a special Pumpkin Carving Contest.
There were three age categories for carved pumpkins with three prizes. Pumpkins were lighted with flameless tea lights and on display during the Spook Walk at Rainbow Stables Friday, Oct 21 and Saturday, Oct 22.
Judging took place on Saturday, October 22 and prizes awarded by the YMCA.
Thank you to all who participated in this special family event.
TTRA once again hosted the all time community favorite event - Spook Walk!
Spook Walk took place on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22. Food, treats and refreshments were available for purchase.
This was also a great opportunity for students to earn hours for community service while having a lot of fun with friends.
The volunteer turnout for both preparations and for the actual event was excellent. Cleanup the next day went quickly and smoothly.
Weather was great. Food, beverages and treats sold quickly during this night of thrills and chills.
Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association participated in the Santa Claus parade on Saturday, November 8, 2014 with Tuffy and Princess along with our Special Constable Thumper in the lead as part of the Timmins Police Mounted Unit. Thank you girls for helping with preparations and then braving the cold to come along, ready with shovels to scoop poop. Good news - there was no poop to scoop.
Lydia and Char enjoyed spending time with the crowds as they led Tuffy and Princess along the parade route. I pulled the wagon and Patty was keeping an eye on everyone, ready to help and direct as needed. Great team effort.
Enjoy seasonal views of our events and horses by visiting our online Photo Gallery.