While the tenth anniversary of the 2nd Chance Trail Ride will be continuing with a socially distanced ride along the Iron Horse Trail between Lindbergh and Elk Point on May 8, the Tunes and Tailgates concert which was planned for the evening is being postponed to July 10.
According to concert organizers, the change in plans is necessary because of the latest travel restrictions from British Columbia where some of the performers are living.
Performing at the show will be Aaron Pritchett, Ray Mussell of Paradise Motel, Cross Parallel, and Chantelle Mussell.
“While this decision comes at a time of collective uncertainty, 2nd Chance Trail Ride Society and Mussell Records take the safety and health of our guests, performers, volunteers, and community very seriously,” reads the media release.
According to the organizers, all tickets will be honoured for the July 10 date and proceeds for the drive in concert are still planned to support the 2nd Chance Trail Ride Society.
2nd Chance Trail Ride was founded by local transplant recipient Morris Irvine after his double lung transplant. The society helps people across Alberta who are undergoing organ and tissue transplants.
According to the group, it is common for patients to need to stay in Edmonton for three months at a time when they receive their transplant and during the recovery afterwards. 2nd Chance Trail Ride partners with the GoodHearts Foundation to provide furnished suites for transplant recipients and their caregivers close to the U of A Hospital.
The group also helps provide financial assistance by working with the social workers who are part of the transplant team at the University of Alberta Hospital.
The non-profit is funded through donations raised at the annual Trail Ride and the yearly golf tournament hosted in August, as well as through special event fundraisers like Tunes and Tailgates.