Bud & Spud 2019 – Another Huge Success!

April 5, 2019 was Urban Stable’s fifth annual Bud & Spud Fundraiser held at the TYC Event Centre, Canad Inns Polo Park. The event was a huge success and we want to thank everyone who attended, purchased support tickets and donated prizes.

It was a great evening and with everyone’s generous support Urban Stable raised over $7500!

Part of that support came from our 50:50 and we are so proud of our Alumni students who helped sell 50/50 tickets at the event. For a little fun we split the Alumni into two teams and pitted them against each other to see which team could sell the most tickets and at the end of the night…it was a tie!

Not only did we raise money for Urban Stable’s programs, but we all had a great time! We have been receiving so much positive feedback about the event from those who attended. Here is one of the messages we received:

“The energy in the room felt entirely positive and heart-warming throughout from all the people and kids attending.  Thanks to you and everyone involved for putting on such a wonderful event where people could come & participate in supporting the kids, once again.” – Kim

A list of our amazing prize donors is on our website. We had some awesome prizes so check it out!

We are so energized by the event and all your support we are already looking forward to celebrating with all of you again next year!

Another Successful Practicum

These past few months Urban Stable has been hosting Jen Sebring in her practicum with her Women’s and Gender Studies Practicum course through the University of Winnipeg. Jen is the second practicum student that Urban Stable has mentored and we have enjoyed working with her as she planned and implemented an equine experiential learning workshop for youth in partnership with PRISM – Big Brother Big Sisters.

Jen and the Urban Stable staff and volunteers delivered this workshop on March 9th, working together to facilitate and introduce the youth and their mentors to horses. It was a fun day with great positive energy where the participants, through their work with the horses, made important self discoveries, connections and learned valuable life lessons.

Thank you to the youth and their mentors from PRISM who attended the workshop and a big thank you to Jen for the hardwork she put into designing and implementing such a great program for these youth.

Charleswood Rotary Drives One up the Fairway for Urban Stable

The Rotary Club of Winnipeg – Charleswood has been a long time supporter of Urban Stable by sponsoring a student to attend Urban Stable each year and we value our relationship with the club and its members. We are so excited this year to be partnering with the club in a new endeavour – a golf tournament!

This year the Rotary Club of Winnipeg – Charleswood is holding a golf tournament and Urban Stable will be their charity of choice for their share of the proceeds of the tournament. So all you golfers (and non-golfers too) practice your swing and make sure you stay tuned for more information about the up coming tournament on Monday, September 9, 2019.  Save the date!

Rufus – Horse of the Year!

When we went to the office last week and picked up the mail we saw to our surprise that Rufus had received a letter! As Rufus has difficulty opening his own mail (lacking the opposable thumbs…and fingers…) we opened it for him and it read as follows:

Dear Rufus,

Congratulations on your nomination and being awarded the 2018 Manitoba Horse Council Award for non-competitive Horse. Yours is a worthwhile and rewarding job, which carries a heavy responsibility. We are very pleased that the nominators brought forward your name and we hope they will be present to pick up the award on your behalf; but the elevator at Sport Manitoba, is not big enough for you to accept the award “in person”.

We hope you continue, for some years yet, to support and help your human charges. We will see to it that you get extra carrots on the house.


MHC Awards Committee

We are very proud of Rufus and he is so deserving of this award! He has made an enormous, positive impact in so many lives over his years working with youth. He is the most generous, patient and forgiving creature we know. Way to go Rufus!

2019 Bud and Spud – Friday April 5th

Join us for our family friendly, annual Bud & Spud Fundraiser. It will be a fun evening celebrating Urban Stable together and raising money to support our students who are achieving personal success and unbridling their potential through Urban Stable’s programs.

Bring your family, friends, teammates and colleagues and enjoy dinner, door prizes, 50:50 and a silent auction.

Get your tickets today!

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Location: TYC Event Centre, Canad Inns Polo Park
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Tickets $25
Includes BBQ chicken breast, baked potato, ceaser salad, bread stick and beverage.
*Vegetarian option available if requested when ticket is purchased.

Support Tickets $10
Support Urban Stable by purchasing a support ticket if you cannot attend the event.

Ticket inquires: urbanstable@shaw.ca or 204-891-2574.

*Deadline for purchasing tickets is March 29.

Bud and Spud Fundraiser – April 5, 2019

You are invited to Urban Stable’s fun, family friendly, annual Bud and Spud Fundraiser!

Purchase tickets for you and your friends and come enjoy a delicious meal, great company and a night out supporting a worthy cause. Try your luck in our 50:50 and silent auction (which has awesome prizes), and maybe you’ll even win a door prize just for coming out.

Here’s everything you need to know to get yourself to the event of the year:

Event: Urban Stable Bud & Spud Fundraiser
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: TYC Event Centre, Canad Inns Polo Park, 1405 St Matthews Ave., Winnipeg

Event Tickets: $25
BBQ Charbroiled Chicken dinner. (Vegetarian option available upon request at time of purchasing ticket).

Support Tickets: $10
For those who cannot attend the event

For tickets and prize donation drop off contact Wendy at urbanstable@shaw.ca.

This is Urban Stable’s main fundraising event of the year so spread the word, invite your friends, family, colleagues and teammates and we’ll see you there!

Please note: Deadline for purchasing tickets is March 29, 2019 and prize donation drop off deadline is, March 22, 2019. Vegetarian dinners must be ordered at time of ticket purchase.

Shout Out To: TELUS Friendly Future Foundation

We are so excited to be supported this year by the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation with a grant of $10 000. This grant will be instrumental in helping us grow and expand our school program so we can serve more youth each year.

The TELUS Friendly Future Foundation helps fund local, grassroots Canadian charitable organizations to help give vulnerable kids a friendlier future. Their Community Board model puts the decision making for grants and funding into local leaders hands who know their communities best. We are so pleased to be working with these local leaders and look forward to growing our relationship with them.

Thank you so much to the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation for seeing the need in our communities to support youth and for coming alongside Urban Stable to help unbridle youth potential.

Paint Parties – Two dates to choose from

Join us for a fun evening with friends, socializing and being creative while raising money for Urban Stable!

Urban Stable is hosting two Paint Party events this spring. All (18 plus) are welcome to attend so invite your family, friends and colleagues to join you. Both events will be held at South Side Brew and Cue (formally Triple B’s), 121 Scurfield Blvd, Winnipeg from 7:00pm to 9:30pm.

Paint Party #1: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 
Urban Stable is collaborating with St. Paul’s High School Varsity Basketball Team, the Crusaders, for this paint party fundraiser. Monies raised will be divided between Urban Stable and the Crusader’s Basketball team who are raising money towards the Calcan (California/Canada) tournament in California this spring.

Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: South Side Brew and Cue, 121 Scurfield Blvd., Winnipeg

Picture to be Painted:

Tickets: $45
Available from Fiona.
Contact her at: don_fiona@shaw.ca

Paint Party #2: Thursday, March 7, 2019 
All monies raised at this Urban Stable Paint Party will directly benefit the youth in Urban Stable programs, helping Urban Stable fulfil its mission to empower youth to engage in their education and community, and achieve personal success through hands-on learning experiences with horses

Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Location: South Side Brew and Cue, 121 Scurfield Blvd., Winnipeg

Picture to be Painted:

Tickets: $45
Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

What if you don’t know how to Paint?

We hear you, and don’t worry, you don’t have to know how to paint to enjoy a Paint Party!

Our artist will guide through the painting step-by-step while you enjoy sipping on drinks, munching on snacks and chatting with friends. (Please note food and drink is not included in your ticket price and must be purchased at the restaurant). All painting supplies are provided – paint, canvas, brushes and aprons. All paint is non-toxic and water soluble but we recommend you wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Come with your friends, bring an open mind, have some fun and we will help you unleash your inner artist – you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Remember you can arrive early to choose your seat and have some dinner and drinks before the painting begins. See you there!

Shout Out To: Junior League of Winnipeg Legacy Fund – Winnipeg Foundation










This December at Urban Stable, on the last day of work before the holidays, our Executive Director was doing a final check of her email when she saw an unexpected message from the Winnipeg Foundation in her inbox. She opened it with curiosity and was blown away by what was inside – a message notifying us that $13 000 from the Junior League of Winnipeg Legacy Fund had been deposited into Urban Stable’s account!

This generous donation was a complete surprise. What a fantastic holiday gift. Thank you to the Junior League of Winnipeg Legacy Fund for the donor advised grant in support of the Urban Stable School Program.

Even though the Junior League of Winnipeg wound down it’s operations in 2007 its Legacy Fund, through the Winnipeg Foundation, continues the good work the Junior League was created to support in our communities.

Thank you for your generosity and sharing your support with Urban Stable. This donation will give the youth we serve the opportunity to engage in their education and communities and achieve personal success through participating in Urban Stable’s programs.



Volunteer Opportunities

Horse Handler/Youth Assistant
Be part of a fun, positive environment working with youth and horses helping youth unbridle their potential.

Urban Stable is currently looking for Volunteer Horse Handlers/Youth Assistants for our spring session starting in February 2019. Our volunteer Horse Handlers work alongside students to help groom, tack and lead their horse.

  • Horse experience preferred
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age
  • Weekday daytime availability required (Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays) starting Feb. 2019 for 14 weeks
  • Able to transport self to program (located 15 minutes West of the perimeter)
  • Able to attend orientation and training sessions in December and January 2019 (Dates TBA)

As a Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA) accredited center we provide full training and support to all volunteers from beginners to experienced.

To learn more about applying as a volunteer Horse Handler/Youth Assistant check out our website.