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BGRA Supports Hike for Hospice

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BGRA Supports Hike for Hospice

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The BGRA will take its VR ‘Drive to Win’ Experience to the event.

On Sunday, May 5 the Bill Galvin Racing Alliance (BGRA) will take part in the Matthews House Hospice fundraising event, ‘Hike for Hospice.”

The BGRA will take its VR ‘Drive to Win’ Experience to the event and provide opportunities for all hikers and their family members to see what it’s like to drive in a real harness race. 

This marks the 15th annual Hike for Hospice event and this year’s hike will take place at Standardbred owner-breeder Marv Chantler’s Mardon Stables in Loretto.

“We are delighted to be attending this event,” said Karen Hauver, Founding Director of the BGRA. “Marv (Chantler) has been a strong supporter of the BGRA, and this event offers us the opportunity to generate awareness of our Youth Contests and introduce the general public to Ontario harness racing.”

There are three different distances for the hike: Walker (1km, suitable for all abilities), Hiker (2.5km, on a trail), and Adventurer (5km, on a trail). Complimentary lunch will be provided. 

The family friendly day offers something for everyone including fire truck tours, fire education courtesy of the Adjala-Tosorontio Fire Department, live entertainment, kids activities and a meet and greet with the farm animals.

Opening ceremonies take place at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by the hike and lunch.

Registration is required for all at no cost. Click here to register and for more information on the Hike for Hospice event.

For information on the BGRA’s Youth Literary Derby and Youth Art Derby, click here.

About Matthews House Hospice
Located in Alliston, Ontario, Matthews House Hospice walks together with clients and families on their journey of illness and grief. At Matthews House Hospice, we support our clients in living life fully and dying with dignity. We serve South Simcoe County, including New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Essa, Innisfil and surrounding communities.

About the Bill Galvin Racing Alliance
A group of Ontario harness racing enthusiasts who were friends and associates of the late Bill Galvin, formed the BGRA to promote Ontario harness racing in the Hall of Famer’s honor.

The mission of the BGRA is to work together to create and encourage partnerships and programs that will promote and grow harness racing by engaging the public with the racing community.

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