Media Advisory - Royale Equestrian Centre Hosts Haiti Relief Fundraiser

"Heart for Haiti" to Raise Funds for The Salvation Army's Haiti Relief Fund

OTTAWA, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - The Royale Equestrian Centre will host "HEART FOR HAITI" on Saturday, February 13th in an effort to raise funds for The Salvation Army's Haiti Disaster Relief fund. The centre will offer pony rides, sleigh rides (in partnership with Smithvale Stables) and sliding in addition to a silent auction in an effort to raise funds for disaster relief in Haiti.

"Thousands of Haitians have died and millions require disaster assistance" says Dawn Patterson, owner of the Royale Equestrian Centre. "This event strikes very close to home as my son-in-law is Haitian. We simply felt compelled to open our facility and our hearts to help earthquake victims in this way."


    WHEN:  Saturday, February 13, 2010, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Royale Equestrian Centre, 2191 Woodroffe Ave. (Woodroffe &

    WHAT:  Pony rides, sleigh rides, hot chocolate, silent auction

    WHY:   To raise funds for the Salvation Army's Haiti Disaster Relief

Further event information is available at:

About Royale Equestrian Centre:

Located on 24 acres at Woodroffe and Fallowfield, Royale Equestrian Centre is one of the most beautiful greenbelt farms in our community. Located just 15 minutes drive from downtown Ottawa, Royale Equestrian Centre is the first stable in Ottawa offering direct access to public transit via the Fallowfield transit station. Opened in 2007, Royale Equestrian Centre offers horse owners and riders a safe, fun and educational place to ride where horses are treated as their own.

About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army has been working in Haiti since 1950 and its personnel who were affected by the earthquake are now working to assist others in need. The Salvation Army in Haiti operates three medical facilities, schools that serve at least 10,000 children, feeding programs, children's homes and church-related activities.

Please support The Salvation Army's relief effort in Haiti. Financial contributions can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (725-2769), by visiting our website,, or by texting HAITI to 45678 for most carriers in Canada, including Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, Telus and Virgin Mobile to make $5 donation.

You can also give by mailing donations to The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters, Canada and Bermuda, 2 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M4H 1P4, or dropping off financial donations at the closest Salvation Army unit in your area. Donors should specify their gift to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For further information: Royale Equestrian Centre, Dawn Patterson, (613) 951-4324,; The Salvation Army, Michael Maidment, Area Director, Public Relations and Development, (613) 795-8898,

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