As part of fundraising efforts to support veterans and first responders, Edmonton International Raceway (EIR) in Wetaskiwin hosted a race event on June 25 and invited all first responders, health care workers and their families to be their guests.
Owner Loretta Thiering starting the evening by expressing EIR’s appreciation for health care and frontline workers. After the acknowledgement, a moment of silence was observed.
Theiring said there was a pretty good turnout for the event, with fair amount of first time spectators coming out to the track.
“We really appreciate in the last two years, and all the work everyone has put in, whether they’re a health care worker, or any kind of worker, we all got through this,” said Thiering. “We’re going to show you a really exiting way to spend your Saturday night.”
The event featured super stocks, mini cups and hit to pass races.
Earlier on June 25, EIR hosted the first leg of the Unsung Heroes fundraising ride. The awareness event raised funds to support veterans and first responders with PTSD, as well as benefiting the Hoggin Veterans Ranch and the Veterans Food Bank of Calgary.
From Wetaskiwin, the motorcyclists rode to Calgary, with a brief stop in Red Deer.