Visit the Villages Tractor Trek is in its 14th year as a signature fund-raising event for Eden Foundation. The ride this year was scheduled for Saturday July 10th but it’s being re-scheduled to Saturday, October 2nd. The present health limitations make gathering together before, during and after the ride just too difficult, so we’re rescheduling to the later date. The later date is going to allow us to take advantage of the government’s relaxation of the requirements that are so very restrictive right now. If numbers continue to drop in our Southern Health region, we are being promised a return to something that almost appears “normal”.
Visit the Villages Tractor Trek is a fund-raiser to support mental health recovery programs for individuals living in our Southern Health region. By registering and raising funds, you are making a profound diﬀerence in the lives of many individuals living with a mental health challenge. Taking part in Visit the Villages Tractor Trek, trekkers and donors and give Hope a Shape.
Each trekker will be responsible for the Registration Fee of $150 and is asked to raise $1,000 per tractor entry. This is the goal and if you don’t get there, you still get to ride. The purpose of the event is to have a good time, but we also hope that you can appreciate the value of the work that you do for those who are on a mental health journey. When you register, you’ll receive a tractor number and a pledge sheet. If a donor wants a tax-deductible receipt, please complete all information areas on the pledge sheet for each donation.
You can Register HERE on-line and you can also set up all your fund-raising at this same location. You’re always welcome to fund-raise old-school style with pen and paper and once you’re registered, we’ll send you the Pledge Forms. With Covid being part of our lives right now, having coffee with friends and sliding over the Pledge Sheet is a bit more difficult, so the on-line option could be a good option. You can point at THIS DONATION SITE for those comfortable making a donation on-line.
Our trek this year, is going to take us to Neubergthal where well be parking at Neubergthal Commons. This location is a National Heritage Site and we’re fortunate to have been invited to come visit and tour the area. On the way there, we’re going to be driving to Gretna where we’ll stop at Mennonite Collegiate Institute for lunch. MCI is another of the significant historical components of the “village network” that has been part of our annual trek. From there we’ll make our way to the west side of Altona and then after a stop at Buffalo Apartments, we’ll be escorted eastward through town and across Hwy. #30.
After we’ve had some fun handing out awards and having a bite to eat, you can make the drive back to Reinland or alternately, we’ve arranged with the John Deere dealer, GVE Equipment in Altona to use their loading docks.