This year MCLD was proud to host a special Family Day for our members to kick off the summer. We were pleased to invite ten lucky participants from our programs and their families to take part in a special therapeutic horse riding event.
The Lucky Harvest Project in Hinchinbrooke, Quebec, is the First and Oldest equine-assisted Therapy Centre in Quebec. This whole day event included games as well as a barbecue.
Each participant had a chance to feed, groom and lead their horse before riding them in the indoor arena. Siblings and other family members were also invited to lead and ride the horses and ponies in the outside arena. They even learned a trick or two and a great experience was had by all.
A delicious barbecue and the trimmings was provided by the Board of Lucky Harvest. A big thanks to MCLD Co- President Judy Deere and Lucky Harvest Director Debbie Hanney for arranging this event and for working so hard to make sure everyone had a great day. Thanks to MCLD Co-President Sana Nakhleh for the great photos and MCLD Director Nancy Feddersen for helping out.
A special note goes out to Therapeutic Trainer Louise Lacey who volunteers her time to enhance the equestrian experience for all participants. It is truly a labor of love.
We would also like to thank her team of volunteers : Sara , Sabrina, Sandra and Olivia who are part of a pool of dedicated horse walkers essential to the core of the program.
A big shout out to our AQUA K.I.D.S. coordinators Christopher Simeone and Lisa Campanaro for organizing the games and activities and to AQUA K.I.D.S volunteer Claire Roussel for helping out with our kids.
This was a first time event for both organizations and it was a pleasure to work together with such dedicated teams for the benefit of our kids and their families!