IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! Roy arrived in Saskatoon on Sunday and made his way on stage with his family beside him. He was very pleased to present a cheque for $6300 to Telemiracle and stated more pledges were still coming in.
With tons of support from his employer, coworkers, local businesses, citizens, friends and family Roy McDougall is driving his teams of horses from Prince Albert to Saskatoon with pledges he has collected for Telemiracle.
He chose to do a wagon trek because horses, and pony chuck wagon racing in particular, have been an important part of his life. Those who know about the wagon racing circuit know it is very much a family. As family, everyone helps each other as much as they can. That may mean lending equipment, an animal or two or just a helping hand. To him this is a reflection of what the Telemiracle Foundation does every day. This trek is going to be my four day mission of fun and love.
Wednesday, March 2 from 9:00am to 1:00pm Humpty's Restaurant is hosting a fundraising pancake breakfast in support of Roy's Wagon Trek. For $4.00 you will receive 2 pancakes, 3 sausage, coffee or juice with all proceeds going to Telemiracle.
Roy's connection to Telemiracle and its programs is a deeply personal one. Two of his grandsons, Coltyn (aged 10) and Joshua (6) as well as his nephew Anthony (7) were all born with physical and/or developmental disabilities. Joshua and Anthony have both had the benefit of utilizing the Kinsmen Children's Centre (Alvin Buckwold) in Saskatoon. this centre, is funded in large part by the Telemiracle foundation. The KCC's dedication to the development of children, in all aspects of thieir lives makes Roy and his family grateful this facility exists.
He also does this in memory of his darling daughter, Renee. Renee was born in 1978 and having multiple health issues and disabilities spent a very short 18 months in his life. Had Renee survived Roy has no doubt that Telemiracle would have been there should they had needed them.
Every year hundreds of families come to the Telemiracle Foundation for help so this trek is Roy's small way of contributing to those in need, and making sure the foundation continues to be there for all our Saskatchewan families.
Day One, Thursday March 3rd:
Begin at Canadian Tire with a double check of euqipment then off with his team and support team (pilot vehicle, horse trailer and horse supplies). His goal is to reach Duck Lake sometime that afternoon.
Day Two, Friday March 4th:
Roy will leave Duck Lake and depending on the conditions hopes to make it to Hague.
Day Three, Saturday March 5th:
Hague to the Saskatoon Auction Mart.
Day Four, Sunday March 6th:
Roy will make his way from the Auction Mart through the city of Saskatoon to TCU Place to present cheque(s) to Telemiracle.
To donate to Roy's Wagon Trek you can call Roy at 764-4507 or drop off your donation to
the PA Exhibition office, open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
or mail to Prince Albert Exhibition P.O. Box 1538, Prince Albert, SK S6V 5T1
Cheques are to be made payable to Telemiracle who will issue receipts for donations of $20.00 or more.