Gateway Gazette

Horse for Hope

 

Another exciting opportunity for Rowan House this summer is the Spruce Meadows Horses Jump to Give a Leg Up initiative.

We were among 20 southern Alberta charities selected to paint a life-size fibreglass horse and have it on display at Spruce Meadows for the duration of their show season.

During this time, people can place bids on our horse, and the person with the highest bid at the end of the season will get to take him home.

All proceeds will be donated to the shelter.

Our purple beauty was painted by Brooke, a member of our Child Sup-port team, who recently graduated high school. Staff came up with the idea together and she brought our vision to life.

Our horse is a deep purple – the international colour of domestic violence awareness. It has a Rowan Tree growing from it’s hoof, butter-flies representing transition, a dream catcher to share our aboriginal roots and a “Gratitude” branding which is a huge part of everyday life at the shelter for both staff and residents.

For further details on why we painted our horse the way we did or to place your bid, go to: http://auction.sprucemeadows.com/auction/product/rowan-house-society/

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