Registration for our 2016 rides is now open. We have two rides again this year and hope to build on the success of the rides in previous years to help Alberta children.
This is the 8th year for the Alberta Wish Ride, founded by Irene White and Roger Matas. Their charity of choice is the Children's Wish Foundation of Canada which grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children in order to bring some joy into the lives of the children and their families at a very difficult time. Roger and Irene chose to support Children's Wish because of the organization's low administration costs. The rides have always operated on a minimal cost basis while providing a first class experience for the riders. Costs to host the event are offset by support from community individuals and companies.
In 2015 for example, the events hosted the riders, provided breakfast, a snack on the trail and a hot meal, had huge silent auctions, prizes and entertainment, all at a cost of about $200. That's why, over the past seven years, they have been able to donate over $300,000 to the Children's Wish Foundation.