On Friday, August 13 at 8 p.m the Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort will host the Wild Pink Fandango, a hoe down open to the public to raise funds for breast cancer research and to celebrate the riders participating in the Wild Pink Yonder ride. Attendees can enjoy a BBQ dinner, drinks, live music and dancing. Amber Marshall, the star of the popular CBC TV show, Heartland will show her support by attending the event.
Wild Pink Yonder is a unique fundraiser in its second year, run by trail boss Jane Hurl, that consists of a pink wagon and riders decked out in pink travelling on horseback from Waterton Lakes National Park to Sherwood Park. The purpose of ride is to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. In order to participate, riders must raise funds for each day they plan to ride. Along the way, the train will stop at local towns to judge who is The Pinkest Town in the West. The Pinkest Town in the West is a competition among towns to see who can “pinkify” their town the most. The winning town receives a free country music concert.
On the morning of Saturday, August 14, Amber Marshall will ride out of Waterton with the wagon and the rest of the posse. Riders first stop will be in Mountain View and will continue to head north from there.
Tickets are available at the front desk of the Waterton Lakes Lodge, or at the door ($25-proceeds go to breast cancer research). For more information contact Rachel@waymarker.ca or 403.634.6959