The Summerland Rodeo Grounds Equine Development Committee has received a $1,000 donation from Maryan Dennison from the sale of her horse trailer.
Dennison’s donation is made in memory of her two horses, Baila d’Ora del sol and Captiwizion (Cappy).
“Donating to this project is a great way to make a lasting tribute to our four-legged friends who have made our lives so much richer and given us such pleasure,” Dennison said.
“I was also very pleased to see the recent improvements, in particular the new stabling, at the Rodeo Grounds and wanted to continue supporting the endeavours of the committee.”
Dennison’s gesture has motivated the committee to create a memorial board at the rodeo grounds.
“There is an incredible bond between horse and human, and when we lose a horse that has had such an impact in our lives, we wanted to establish a memorial board where people can pay tribute to their horses forever,” said Gwen Shaw, a member of the committee.
Those wish to purchase a plaque as a memorial to a past horse or any pet, as well as support the improvements of the Summerland Rodeo Grounds, are welcome to contact Gwen Shaw at 250-494-8198 or Laura Dean at 250-494-0314 for further information.
The committee continues to work towards bringing awareness to the rodeo grounds as a multi-purpose venue and other developments and improvements.
A large volunteer base and community support will be what drives the success of the rodeo grounds.