Celebrate Sunrise

Celebrate Sunrise! 2018


To all the individuals, corporations, volunteers and riders who made Celebrate Sunrise! 2018 such a success!

On Sunday, June 24, over $65,000 was raised to support Sunrise’s therapeutic riding and inclusive recreation programs for children and adults with special needs.

Special Thanks To:

  • Our talented volunteer chefs Moe Vidotto (Savour the Season, Guelph) and Steve Chaves (Malasada World, Cambridge).
  • Our entertaining auctioneer Robert Milburn (Milburn’s Auto Sales & Service, Guelph)
  • The inspiring Wayne MacDonald, event musician and speaker (and glider pilot!)
  • The legendary Tommy Hunter, “Canada’s Country Gentleman” and Honourary Sunrise Director
  • Our event M.C., local celebrity Lisa Richards, host of the morning show at Magic 106.1 FM
  • Our Sunrise riders and volunteers who participated in the Musical Ride and Pas de Deux – thank you for your time and commitment!

Thank You to our Event Sponsors:

Harvest Sponsors ($5000):

  • Capital Paving Inc.
  • Friends of Sunrise
  • UPI Energy LP

Field Sponsors ($2500)

  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Guelph
  • Tim Hortons
  • Vet Alliance

Crop Sponsors ($1000)

  • Balnar Management Ltd.
  • Norm’s Esso (Guelph)
  • R & C Chartered Accountants

Root Sponsors ($500)

  • Bird Elinesky Schuett Private Wealth Management
  • Imperial Oil

Seed Sponsors ($250)

  • Fengate Real Asset Investments
  • MacMillan’s Inc.  (MacMillan’s Gourmet Frozen Foods)

Thank you Live Auction Donors & Event Services:

Cake Art by Carol
Cobble Beach
Connect Resource Managers & Planners Inc.
Rosemarie & Lawrence Coombs
Droughan Photography (Nick Droughan)
Elm Hurst Inn & Spa
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Hauser Company Stores
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa
Wayne MacDonald
Magic 106.1 FM / CJOY 1460 AM
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Andrea Plesko (photographer)
Milton Tent Rentals
Niagara Parks Commission
Print Three Guelph
ShowWorks Inc.
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
System Fencing Limited
The Weinstein Group
Vandenbroek Family Farm
VIA Rail Canada Inc.
Zulu Nyala Group

Thank You Auction Item Donors:

Aberfoyle Mill Restaurant
Bingemans Grand Experiences
Blackshop Restaurant & Wine Bar / Sole Restaurant
Book Express Limited
Brock Road Nursery Garden Centre & Gift Shoppe
Brown, Audrey
Caine, Ann
Cake Art by Carol
Canada’s Wonderland
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Cassio Ribbons
City of Hamilton
Clark, Celia
CN Tower
Country Hill Farm (Kathy Fremes)
Delta Hotels Guelph
Delta Hotels Waterloo
Douthwaite, Stephanie
Drayton Entertainment
East Side Mario’s Ltd. (Cambridge)
Ego, Sharry
Felix + Ginger Salon
Fraser, Jennifer
Friends of Sunrise
Galt Country Club
Giant Tiger (Silvercreek Parkway)
Grainger-Hunter, Andrea
Grand River Agricultural Society
Grape Escapes Wine Tours
Guelph Country Club
Hamilton Civic Museums
Hamilton Conservation Authority
Hunter, Tommy
Images in Iron
Kathleen Sou Hair Artists
Keurig Canada Inc.
MacMillan’s Inc.
Mattson & Co.
Maxwell-Gibbons, Amber
McNeil Consumer Products
Medieval Times
Melo, Maria
Mifsud, Gloria
Milburn Auto Sales & Service (Robert Milburn)
Newell, Deborah
Play with Clay
Powell, Russ
Rice, Gayle
Shaw Festival
Skog, Lisa
Smith, Jerry and Robin
Soss International Inc.
Spa Wellness by Tamara
Springfield Golf & Country Club
Stratford Festival
The Golden Teapot
‘The Material Girls’ (through OPP Veterans’ Association #6, Guelph K/W)
Thyme to Cook
Vandenbroek Family Farm
Vincent Lawn and Garden Centre
Wild Birds Unlimited
Willow Equestrian
Woodbine Entertainment
Zanette, Fulvio & Ann

Photos by Nick Droughan & Andrea Plesko

Celebrate Sunrise! 2018 MENU

Protein & Vegetarian Skewers:

  • Tandori Shrimp Skewers with Cilantro and Lime
  • Grilled Chicken Skewers – White Wine, Garlic, Herb and Pimenta marinated, then finished on the grill.  Served with a Fresh Herb Chimichuri
  • Thai Tofu Skewers, with zucchini, onion and lemongrass

Salad Options:

  • Watermelon `Greek Salad`
  • Warm Grilled Potato, Chickpea and Pickled Egg Salad
  • Quinoa Salad with Spring Radish, Green Onions & Baby Greens
  • Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Peas, Grape Tomato & Mint


  • Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream

Special Thanks to Our Event Chefs!

Steve Chaves, owner of Malasada World, Cambridge

Moe Vidotto, owner of Savour the Season, Guelph


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

For the safety and enjoyment of all our participants, please note that Sunrise Farm is a smoke, alcohol and drug-free environment.
In fairness to the animals that work in the Sunrise program, no dogs or other pets are allowed on the premises, unless scheduled by the staff for specific events.
© 2024 Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre Inc. Registered Charity: # 11920 6027 RR0001

Web Solutions by Think Shovels

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?