Harness the Hope PEI

Harness the Hope PEI will take place Saturday, July 29th at Red Shores Charlottetown.

Save the Date Harness the Hope Saturday, July 29, 2023

Proceeds from the fifth annual fundraiser will directly assist Islanders by contributing to the local support programs and services of the Canadian Cancer Society, as well as the oncology departments of the Prince County and Queen Elizabeth hospitals, and Hospice PEI. 

Samantha Gallant, an Islander from a harness racing family, and her amazing committee of volunteers organize the PEI event to raise awareness and funds that stay on Prince Edward Island. Harness the Hope began in 2005, with the Dustin family in London, Ontario at Western Fair Raceway, and expanded to the east coast in 2019.

Fundraising initiatives include a Silent Auction and the ever-popular Winning Key Contest. This contest features five grand prizes worth over $5000 in combined value. Purchase your key for $20 each or 3 for $50 for a chance to win – each key you purchase from July 10th through to the end July 30th gives you one ballot in the grand prize draw, which takes place Monday, July 31st at Red Shores Charlottetown. That evening five ballots will be drawn. The first name drawn will have first choice of the five prizes, the second name will have second choice, and so on, until all five winners have selected their prizes. Check out the complete list of prizes and sponsors below!

Harness the Hope merchandise will be available throughout the month of July.

Winning Key Contest Prizes & Sponsors

Want a chance to win some exciting prizes? Purchase a key 1 for $20 or 3 for $50 from July 10th – July 30th to get a ballot into the grand prize draw. Grand prizes include:


A BIG heartfelt thank you to  CP Construction Services Inc for their generous sponsorship!

CP Construction is proudly owned and operated on P.E.I. and is committed to giving back to Islanders. The Harness the Hope “Exclusive” Summer Party in The Judges Tower, has been sponsored by them to join us, Saturday, July 29th evening at  Red Shores.

Their gift of will go directly to Hospice PEI — a community of caring volunteers making each day count for Islanders and their families facing cancer or other health issues. They do this through hospice support, comfort, education & care programs.

Thank you CP Construction for your continued support in helping us make a difference in our PEI Community. 

Hospice PEI


Harness the Hope PEI is excited to have the continued support of Greg Rivard from PEI Dream Homes. 

Greg and his team will sponsor the Harness the Hope “Private Trackside Party” on July 29, 2023, at Red Shores Charlottetown. 

This generous sponsorship will support our three partnerships with the Prince County Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and Canadian Cancer Society PEI. 

Thank you, Greg Rivard and PEI Dream Homes, for making a difference in your community! Your gift will help us create hope and faith — and improve the lives of Islanders facing cancer. 

Best Dressed In The Backstretch Contest

There will be a $250 gift card awarded to the best dressed horse and a $250 gift card awarded to the best dressed trainer/driver at both Harness the Hope PEI events. Get decked out in pink for your chance to win!