A New Chapter Begins

2016 was the final year for the Alberta Wish Ride.  Co-founders Irene White and Roger Matas announced they were stepping down after eight great years of supporting the Children's Wish 

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Foundation and also retiring the brand and event name.

Their legacy continues, however.  The spirit of the ride will continue at the historic Reesor Ranch in Cypress Hills, the site of the one of the Alberta Wish Rides for the past four years.  The Cypress Hills Wish Ride will continue to support the Children's Wish Foundation and you can contact them This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Roger and Irene are grateful for all the support they've received over the years from volunteers, riders and donors.  The event made a big difference in the lives of many children and everyone who participated should be very proud. 

The 2016 donation takes the event to close to $350,000 in donations to Children's Wish.

The Alberta Wish Ride has always been a legacy to Irene's father Walter who ran rides in B.C. for many years. The Alberta Wish Ride was a spin-off from Walter's events.

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You can find photos from the Taber event here.

Photos from the Ride at historic Reesor Ranch can be found here.