Author: Randi Weiner

Submit your memories

  Tell us your stories…                                                                                                                                                  

It’s 2019 and CARD celebrates its 50th anniversary! Over the years, many riders and volunteers passing through these doors have formed unique and fond memories.

It continues to be a privilege and our honour to be part of each and every one of them- and you!

We are currently collecting your precious stories, information, experiences, and pictures… moments that we would love you to share with us for our upcoming celebrations.

Whether its a few paragraphs or a few sentences, please feel free to email them to us. Every moment counts. All of your stories, make up our story!

We have several events in the works to commemorate the occasion and would love you to be part of the excitement! Please stay tuned, more information will follow soon.

 Please forward your submissions by March 29, 2019 to  Make sure to send copies only as we cannot return originals.

 If you would like to contribute to our events with a sponsorship, donation or your time, please write to




Giving Tuesday 2018

GivingTuesday – the global day of giving

Canada, join us for the 6th annual GivingTuesday on November 27, 2018!



GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for GivingTuesday.

GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to bring about real change in their communities; it provides a platform for them to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. It also brings together the collective power of a unique blend of partners – nonprofits, civic organizations, businesses and corporations, as well as families and individuals – to encourage and amplify small acts of kindness. Across Canada and around the world, GivingTuesday unites communities by sharing our capacity to care for and empower one another.



“We have two days that are good for the economy. Now we have a day that is good for the community


CARD’s New Logo Reveal



Just in time for CARD’s 50th celebration year in 2019, we have launched a new logo!  The refreshed logo is a great start to our next 50 years. Watch for it in all upcoming communications and event announcements.  We believe it continues to symbolize our organization’s mission to provide quality therapeutic horseback riding to children and adults with disabilities.

We also would like to share the many ways that you, our potential sponsors can help with this upcoming milestone.

Thank you Mini Royal 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to all our Sponsors for making this year’s Mini Royal a success.  We have reached our $60,000 goal!

Platinum Sponsor:  The Buckley Family     

Gold Sponsors: CIBC Private Wealth Management/Wood Gundy/Harvester Financial Group;  Cityview Road Cleaners; Judith Love;

Thank you to our 2018 amazing Team Sponsors: 

IODE Bridlewood Chapter; Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society; Blake Goldman Family; Flaherty/McCarthy LLP; Centennial College Alumni Association; Woodbine Entertainment; SSG Gloves; Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of Anita Plover; Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of Doreen Bowie; Toronto East Detention Centre in Memory of Elizabeth Barrera; Melanie & Sabrina in Memory of Susan “Gramma Sue” Lopez

Thank you to our 2018 Lunch Sponsors:

Happy Days House Boats; Catherine Zingg; Sherrard Kuzz LLP

Thank you to our 2018 Bake Sale Sponsors:
Trivest Development Corporation-Mollie Cornblum Barrett; The Officers of The Toronto East Detention Centre; HBPA (The Horseman’s Benevolent Protection Association)

Thank you to our 2018 Ribbon Sponsor:
Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association

Thank you to our 2018 Stall Sponsor:     

Susan McJannett

Thank you to our 2018 Plant Sale Sponsors:

Reade Baker Racing Stables; Erosion Control Ltd.

Thank you to our Friends of CARD:

Dr. Jordan Appel; Nobleton Feed Mill

Thank you to our 2018 Food/Bake/Book Sale Donors:
McDonalds; Tim Hortons; Stonemill Bakehouse; Ice Boy; Yummy Market; Ganz; Elaine Brooks; Scholastic Canada; Costco; Linda Hart; Valu Mart; Egg Farmers of Ontario,; Miss Nina.. SPECIAL THANKS  to all those who donated books for the Book sale!

Thank you to the 2018 raffle/silent auction donors:
Cavalier Equestrian, Medieval Times; Australian Boot Company; Steamwhistle Brewing

Special Thanks to our Ribbon Presenters:  IODE; Catherine Zingg; Don & Marta Buckley!

As well as……Valerie Shaw, Mini Royal Announcer; Dodger, CARD Mascot; Lauren Marlborough, Omega Alpha


  Judith  Love








Mini Royal 2018-A ‘Fun’ Fundraiser

The Mini RoyalCARD’s major fundraising event for 2018Sunday June 10th

10:00 – 3:00 pm

Proudly sponsored by The Buckley Family

Gold Sponsors Cityview Road Cleaners, • Judith Love, • Craig Butler- Vice President, Investment Advisor/The Harvester Investment Group/CIBC Private Wealth Management


  What is Mini Royal?

  • An in-house horse show hosted by the Community Association for Riders with Disabilities (CARD)
  • It is open to all CARD riders
  • It consists of a variety of mounted games and /or riding skills so riders can demonstrate to family/friends/donors what they have been working on in class
  • Participants are invited to a lunch BBQ! There is also a plant sale/bake sale.

Does it cost to participate and if so, how much?

Yes.  It will cost a MINIMUM of $100 in pledges or donations

  • Last year’s pledge totals were reviewed and based on this information, the average amount each person collected was $100 or more.  This year we are asking each person (rider or volunteer) to collect a minimum of $100 in pledges to participate in Mini Royal.
  • Pledges (donations) over $25 will receive a tax receipt

Why we ask for your Financial Assistance

Something to keep in mind……..

  • It costs approximately $9500 a year for the care of just ONE HORSE
  • How important is your support?
  • Last year $50,000 was raised at this event and pledges totaled 50% of this goal


Click Here for Rider Registration Form

Click Here for Pledge Form

Click Here for Volunteer Registration Form

Click Here for Sponsorship Opportunities

Holiday Angels have arrived

Looking for a way to help support CARD this holiday season!

Why not purchase this beautiful angel?

Do you know that “angel” means messenger?  What better way to send a message of peace and harmony this season.

Our angels will make the perfect ornament for your Christmas tree, beautiful adornment on a hostess gift; or just a decoration for your home.  They are 4″ in height and will be available starting the week of October 23rd for only $10.00 each!

For more information call the CARD offices at 416 667-8600.  If we can’t get to the phone please leave us a message and we will return your call.

Thank you Mini Royal 2017 Sponsors

Thank you to all our Sponsors for making this year’s Mini Royal 2017 a success!

Gold Sponsor: Cityview Road Cleaners        Silver Sponsor: The Buckley Family

Thank you to our amazing Team Sponsors:

The Correctional Officers of the Toronto East Detention Centre; Judith Love; Julia Plover & Friends; IODE Bridlewood Chapter; Sherrard Kuzz LLP; The Blake Goldman Family; CTHS (Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society);Woodbine Entertainment Group; SSG Gloves; Centennial College Alumni Association; Flaherty/McCarthy LLP; EP Canada Film Services;  A Friend of CARD

Thank you to our wonderful Lunch Sponsors:

Trivest Development Corporation/Mollie Cornblum Barrett; The Officers of the Toronto East Detention Centre; HBPA (The Horseman’s Benevolent Protection Association)

  Thank you to our awesome Bake Sale Sponsor:

Happy Days House Boats

Thank you to our great Ribbon Sponsor:

Reade Baker Racing Stables

Thank you to our super Stall Sponsors:

Susan McJannett; Stephen Jones-Keller Williams Energy Real Estate Brokerage; David Pace

Thank you to our fabulous Food/Bakesale/Plant Sale & Table Donors:

McDonalds; Tim Hortons; Stonemill Bakehouse; Sue’s Produce; Ganz; Canada Pure; Bridgette Miles; Rhonda Strasberg; Doug Gold; Heather Witman; Karen Piercey; Micheline Beauparlant; Susan Muir;Coppa’s; Kiju Organics; Sheila Dickie; Linda Hart; Lynne Collins; Mary May; Helen Brcko; Chapman’s Ice Cream

Thank you to our gracious Gift Bag Donors:

Shopper’s Home Health Care; Sobey’s; Sunrise Medical; Egg Farmers of Ontario; Dairy Farmers of Canada; Julia Plover; McDonalds; Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC);Nina Chamberlain

Mini Royal Event Photographer: Randi Weiner


                                         The Buckley Family             

Mini Royal 2017

Join Us for the 2017 Mini Royal – A “fun ” Fundraiser!

When:   Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th

Where:  CARD-4777 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario

What Is The Mini Royal? 

  • A 2 day in-house horse show hosted by The Community Association for Riders with Disabilities
  • Open to all CARD riders
  • Consists of a variety of mounted games

How Can You Raise Money for CARD?

  • Each rider must pay a $25.00 entry plus contribute $50.00 in pledges for your favourite CARD horse
  • Event volunteers are also asked to raise a minimum of $50.00 in pledges

Can I Sponsor The Mini Royal?

  • Absolutely! Sponsorship Opportunities are available for different types of presenting sponsorships and more!
  • Contact Bonnie at or call 416 667-8600 ext.4


  • It costs approximately $9600 a year to feed and care for each of our special therapy horses
  • Pledges will help keep rider fees affordable
  • Helps ensure the CARD facility remains fully accessible
  • 100% of every donation goes directly to CARD, a registered charity  providing riding programs for children and adults with disabilities

Click to Download Form:

Mini Royal Registration form 2017  

Mini Royal volunteer registration form 2017

Mini Royal 2017 Sponsorship Ops (2)

Mini Royal 2017 Pledge Form

Thank you 2017 “Bowlin” For CARD Sponsors!

“Bowlin” For CARD


The Correctional Officers of The Toronto East Detention Centre         

Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel

The Buckley Family

Lane Sponsors

Randi Weiner & Chunk Norris the Wonder Dog  

Leo and Sandra Delzotto

Appel Dental Centre

Marian Belford

Diana’s Seafood Delight

Nobleton Feed Mill

Queen Victoria’s Pub

Muckish Irish Pub

Steve & Mimi Gregoire

Dessert & Pizza Donors:

Yummy Market

Costco Ajax

Costco Downsview

St. Urbain Bagel

Mamma’s Pizza

Choko Mocko


Eggsmart                                   Scholastics

Cara Operations                       Pickering Honda

Bridgette Miles                         Old Spaghetti Factory

Eagle Beaver Sports                 Australian Boot Company

Ontario Science Centre           Yuk Yuks

Sharon Thurston                      CN Tower

Canadian Tire                           Moffatt Dunlap Real Estate

Julia Plover                                Umbra

Mark & Nadia Gregoire            Margaret Good

Thank you to our official event photographer, Archie Allison. You make us all look good!


  And….To all of you who came out in support, our   most sincere and heartfelt thanks!