Celebrate Community Day at MohawkMay 1, 2008,
by Karen Briggs, WEG media department
Campbellville, ON — On Saturday, May 10, Mohawk Racetrack will be celebrating Community Day — a day to highlight the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s valued industry and community partners, and the important services they provide.
Milton’s Mayor, Gord Krantz, will help out with the evening’s festivities and notes, “Mohawk’s Community Day is a great way to keep the community informed about worthy projects and businesses in the Milton area. I’m fully supportive of the efforts of the volunteers in our community, and I look forward to being involved with this event.”
There will be music, pony rides and face painting for the kids, and a wide array of interesting displays, including Equine Guelph’s massively popular Equi-Mania, which teaches kids fascinating facts about horses in a fun and interactive way.
Look for the participation of:
- Equine Guelph
- Ontario Harness Horse Association
- United Way of Milton
- Nassagaweya Community Committee
- Milton Fire Department
- Community Association of Riding for the Disabled (CARD)
- Lions Foundation of Canada, which helps provide guide dogs for the visually and hearing impaired, as well as Special Skills dogs for those with physical or medical disabilities
- Mohawk OLG Slots
- Direct Energy, profiling conservation projects at Mohawk
Destination Campbellville (DCAA) will kick off the day with a community garage sale from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will go towards building a gazebo at Campbellville Conservation Park.
In the evening the fun begins at 5:00 p.m. There will be face painting and pony rides for the children and a great night of racing for mom and dad starting at 7:30 p.m. The featured event on the racing program is the C$77,000 final of The Diplomat Series for 3-year-old pacers.
One of the key players in Mohawk’s Community Day will be the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society, which has been finding adoptive homes and second careers for retired racehorses for the past 12 years. A proud graduate of the OSAS program, a beautiful gray gelding named Hoss, will be in attendance to ‘meet and greet’ the fans. Another OSAS program horse will be leading the post parades.
“Woodbine Entertainment Group is proud of its partnerships in the Mohawk community,” says Jane Holmes, Woodbine Entertainment Group’s vice president of corporate affairs. “Milton is Canada’s fastest growing community and this event gives newcomers a chance to visit Mohawk, meet their neighbors, and speak to representatives from the service and charitable groups that keep our community healthy and safe.”