June 2011

Watch for upcoming article - Abbotsford Times


Circle F needs you!

I n addition to all the hands on work necessary to care for our horses, our dedicated volunteers are busy throughout the year raising the funds necessary to care for our herd.  Many of the horses that come to us have substantial and costly medical needs.

L ast year, in order to supplement our increasing medical and feed bills, we organized Circle F’s 1st Poker Ride .. a fun filled afternoon where people from all over BC came to Campbell Valley Regional Park to support our rescue. Each participant paid $25 for a Poker hand . Some people trailored in their horses, others rented horses from our sponsored barns, while some chose to walk the trails. Participants stopped at 5 locations throughout the park picking up one card at each station and the person with the best hand of poker won $1000. The Poker Ride was an integral component of our fundraising campaign.  We were hoping to make the Poker Ride an annual event, but our need for a title sponsor has put our planning on hold. We desperately need someone to come forward who is willing to make a $1000 donation. Not only will this person or company receive a full tax receipt but they will also hold the title of the event and have the opportunity to fully incorporate their company in the Poker Ride.  If you would like to make a donation, please contact Walter Paetkau at [email protected]   – thank you.

Spring Barn Cleaning

"Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." ~ Elizabeth  Andrew

It is a very heartwarming experience to be a part of this admirable team of volunteers at Circle F.  It never ceases to amaze me what a phenomenal group of people we have & our e-mail newsletter is dedicated to showcasing them.

A slideshow of the photos taken can be see here !

Circle F-riends

Several years ago Louise Goldsmith, now 98,  sent a modest donation to Circle F and Walter responded with a thank you card that sa id a bit about our horses.  Louise has remained in contact since.  Walter sends her a  note on one of our ‘horse’ cards & she sends her donation in one of her hand painted ‘horse’ cards.  With her Dec. donation, she said she would send more in the Spring which she did. In the envelope was a copy of a news article & a set of her hand painted ‘cards’ that she had on display at her students’ annual Art Exhibit.  Louise resides at Wellington Terrace, Fergus, Ont. where she is an active volunteer leader inspiring many. Since her youth, she has always been interested in horses & likes what Circle F is doing; we are honoured to have her as a donor.

Lisa Parry

Paige Parry

Volunteer Profile

Mother/Daughter Team

... the daughter, Paige, is our youngest volunteer

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Circle F Barn Cats

This is our newest SPCA barn cat Karen who came to us in May.  She is about a year old, in good health & is  fixed and up to date with her shots & worming, & is very affectionate.

Contact Lisa with any cat concerns.

B ehind the S cenes | Read about our " other " volunteers here  

For the love of horses & the "joy" they bring into our lives.

Circle F Horse Team


New Volunteers

Alan Makarewicz

Chelan & Ethan Young

Kiera Warkentin

Mary Easton

Meryl Thomas

Natalie Lavalle

Nicky Garza

Patrick Francey

Sheila & Kaitlyn McKay

Taylor Woodcock

Health Team Report By Sarah Ward

Read it here  

Sarah has been with us since February 2008 & is employed as a Veterinary Assistant at Gladwin Veterinary Clinic in Abbotsford.

Jazz now known as "Sarge"


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Spring/ S u m m e r / Fall 2011 – Conditioning Sessions; Health Team Clinics; Barn Cleaning

Early Fall 2011 - 2nd Annual Poker Ride

Winter 2011 - Christmas Family sponsorship through the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau

Trincomali Farms - Local Horse Helpers - Adoptions


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