On Feb. 15 the Windsor Essex Therapeutic Riding Association (WETRA) is holding its 9th annual Jewels and Jeans Gala at the Ciociaro Club of Windsor. Mercedes Lavoy of Greg Monforton & Partners and a board member of WETRA is excited to participate in the event wherein 100% of the proceeds benefit WETRA.
WETRA is a decades old organization that helps children and adults with special needs receive equine-assisted therapy. Nearly 200 persons receive therapy at WETRA each week; 80 percent are children and 20 percent are adults. The children and adults receiving therapy struggle with disabilities such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy and head trauma.
The association offers therapeutic riding sessions, hippotherapy (treatment using a horse), life and vocational skills and camps for children.
The gala, in its ninth year, is classy casual with jeans and will include live entertainment, food and a silent auction over the course of the evening. Prizes for the silent auction include Red Wings tickets, a tour of Viewpoint Estate Winery, a package from Caesars Windsor, rounds of golf from Fox Glen and Seven Lakes, spa packages and much more.
The event kicks off at 5:00 p.m. at 3745 North Talbot Road in Oldcastle, Ontario; tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased online or by calling 519-726-7682.