Poker run raises $1300 for Community Living

By Jenn Watt
Published Sept. 4 2018

Donations came rolling in for the first poker run for Community Living organized by the Haliburton Highlanders Riding Club on Saturday Aug. 25.

The event included games barbecue ice cream and a ride across the countryside starting at the Victoria Street offices of Community Living.

Riders followed a route from Haliburton down County Road 1 and 121 to Kinmount stopping at Furnace Falls. From there they travelled to Bancroft stopping at the Shell station then on to Y Road Baptiste Lake Road and to Wilberforce for their third stop.

Club members said the route was about 200 kilometres in total on “nice scenic good roads.”

With the help of volunteers they brought in $1300 for Community Living Trent Highlands with the money designated to stay in the community.

They thanked Classy Chassis Tim Hortons Foodland Independent Grocer Touch of Class West Guilford Shopping Centre Parker Pad and Printing and Paradigm Design as well as club members Community Living volunteers and staff for making the event a success.

They intend to do it again next year perhaps earlier in the season.

You can find out more about the club and their next event by following them on Facebook.