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To view all of our horses & watch their videos, please go to:
http://www.circlef.ca/horses.htm
Over 50 volunteers assist with the twice daily care of the horses and organizational activity; a large number are engaged in leadership and administrative tasks.  We are continually grateful for their commitment to the care of the horses and our sustainability.
5 Year Pin
Don Forrester - 5 years - February 2015

3 Year Pin
Shelby Cruickshanks - 3 years - January 2015
Gord Nicoletti - 3 years - February 2015
Lesley Poh - 3 years - January 2015

1 Year Recognition Card
Wayne Giesbrecht - 1 year - January 2015
Michelle & Amy Elless - 1 year - January 2015
Sandra Davidson - 1 year - March 2015

Donors continue to be the life blood of Circle F. We so value and appreciate your support making Circle F sustainable.  Donations can be made in a number of ways:

- making out a cheque to Circle F Horse Rescue
- going to www.circlef.ca and clicking on the donation form
-United Way Donors - designate Circle F as your charity of choice
- Telus employees can designate giving for Circle F 
- For a gift-in-kind of hay, feed, service etc. contact us
- Children's birthday parties (donations in lieu of gifts) 
- Christmas event giving
$1000 plus
Brenda & Michael Roder
Terri Stevenson
Chris Ryan
Nicole Stinn
Delarae Heon
Walter Paetkau
Telus
$500 - $999
Mark & Naudia Mache
Esther Reid
Randy Sure
Swift Thoroughbreds
Benson Pacific Technologies
Unreal North Productions
Kevan Garecki

 
$250 - $499
Ron Gannon
Douglas Geddes
Lisa Legge
Patsy Bale
Karen McGill
Margaret Clark
Diane Davies
K.K. Bonnis
Diane Kubas
Susan & Tim Beachy
Susan Ferrante
Horse Community Journals Inc.
Van City
Donors $249 and Under

Sarah Albrecht, Norma Allison, Anita & Robert Arnott, Parinaz Barati, Pauline Basran, Robert & Audrey Bell, Grace Bergman, Olga Betts, Gillian Birt, Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Brenda Bradley, Joann Braem, Jean Bussey, Janice Chausse, Barry Clayman, Virginia Coppola, Sandra Davidson, Ann Eaton, David Eddleson, Shona Falk, Steven & Leanne Feldman, Sara Francoeur, Bev Gahan, Barbara & David Gazso, Monica Gewurz, Lisa Gottwald, Melissa Hubling, Anne Jackson, Alice Jester, Margaret Judges, Karen Kelley, Katha Lynne Kerr, Elinor & Steven Kleinberg, Margaret Klesner, Kendra Kowalksi, Sarah MacEwan, Kaleena Madsen, Emma Makasoff, Donald Miettinsen, Katheryn Mills, Don & Jackie Mitchell, Joanna & Russel Moore, Julie Ormiston, Gene Park, Sharlene Patterson, Andrea Roberts, AM Runikis, Michael & Kerry-Lyn Shaw

March 11, 2015

The past few months have seen many changes at Circle F, not the least of which was bidding long standing manager, Walter Paetkau, a fond farewell as he steps into retirement. I would like to recognize Walter not only for his extensive contribution to the rescue but also for his generous assistance during the transition from his leadership to mine. Walter has once again shown his sterling character in every aspect of our work together! I wish Walter a pleasant and fulfilling retirement, and thank him once again for his tireless efforts on behalf of the Circle F Horse Rescue Society.

 I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with Circle F in the capacity of operations manager, and look forward to many years of working towards maintaining and improving the level of care we afford to our horses; all of whom are the most important aspect of any rescue! While I officially took over operations in September 2014, I have yet to have the pleasure of meeting many of our donors & other participants, so I am hoping to do so throughout the course of 2015.  Circle F has been present at several wonderful events in the past, and we have plans to increase the number of events for 2015, along with some other plans soon to be shared. I would like to extend the offer to all of our wonderful donors and supporters to contact me directly with any questions or comments, and I hope we can all meet very soon.

Circle F could not possibly function as it does were it not for the invaluable assistance and unwavering commitment from our volunteers. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with each and every one, and look forward to creating many happy memories together in the future!

Kevan Garecki
Manager,
Circle F Horse Rescue Society
kg@portal.ca
778-858-7301

The Vancouver Foundation provided a grant of $3,700 to engage a consultant over a six month period to assist in reviewing our direction and future planning. This review included development of strategies to continue the sustainability of Circle F. We express our warm thanks for the grant which was drawn from the Doreen Martin Margetts Fund for Animal Care. 

The BC Gaming Commission provided a grant of $5,000 in March 2014 against operating costs and a grant of $5,000 in November toward operating costs in 2015.

Increased attention will be given to strengthening our donor and support base.

President : Jennie Choboter
Vice-President : Jackie Mitchell
Secretary : Nela Leja
Treasurer : Brian Teed
Directors : Sandy Forward, Delarae Heon, Jackie Mitchell, Joy Smith, 
Manager : Walter Paetkau, Kevan Garecki 
Our major fundraiser of the year, the 5th Annual Poker Ride and Walk, takes place at the Campbell Valley Regional Park, September 27, 2015! Watch here for additional events. And don't forget #GivingTuesday 2015! 
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