Monday, January 28, 2008

Island's Equestrian Takes First For Fund Raiser

It is the hearts and the desires of all the world to find a cure for cancer. Slowly, ever so slowly, mankind is making progress. Through the generous donations and volunteer work, cancer is being slowly pushed back, hopefully into oblivion within my time.

The Wings of Desire were a part of the Provincial Old Home Week Equestrian competitions of Prince Edward Island. The competition, “Dare To Wear Pink” category, is run on several different levels. All the proceeds, entry costs for both the competitor and spectator go to Breast Cancer Research.

The western novice category last summer was won by Magdalen Islander, Amanda Currie-Poirier. She worked hard to find pink items to use and she wasn’t shy about wearing them either. Her horse, Casper’s Haunting You, is a gray Newfoundland pony and is not a stranger to th show ring, but Amanda decided to enter him in the western pleasure, whereas he had always been shown in the English pleasure category. This is a picture taken just after the showing of the competition.

My mother, my niece’s grandmother, succumb to breast cancer turned lung cancer, on October 30th, 1982. This “Dare To Wear Pink” is for her memory.

Winter Rose Trust - Trust in Phil Planet - Cancer Survivor

On This Day In Islands History
In 1974, the G.C, Grosse Ile, with captain Philippe Cummingings, sank near Grace Harbour, Newfoundland, with a load of 425,000 pounds of red fish on board. The crew, after having taken the lifeboat was rescued by the Portuguese trawler the Aida Peixoto.

- From the chronicle's of historian Father Frédéric Landry
Événements Historiques Agenda (Septembre 1993 à Septembre 1994)

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