About Us

Our Mission

Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies.

Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch

The Robinson family has deep roots in the Springbank community and take pride in their generous contributions to this area for many decades. This long-time ranching family is now fulfilling a dream that will allow others to share in the beauty of their Springbank ranch. The ROARR foundation is doing exactly that – sharing the family’s blessings with others that are not as fortunate. ROARR's headquarters are located at RiverCross Ranch, on the Robinson’s Val Vista Ranch property just west of the Springbank High School.

Meet the Team

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Janet Robinson

Executive Director

Janet joined the Roarr team as Executive Director in February of 2020. She brings years of experience working with seniors, children, and youth in the public sector.  She has extensively worked with Indigenous Relations, and Refugee families.  Janet looks forward to bringing her commitment to building stronger communities and empowering those in need with her knowledge and experience, as it relates to Roarr’s programming.

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Our Volunteers

Volunteers are the heart of Roarr!  They help out with everything including, cleaning horse pens, trailering horses to home care visits, serving lunches to seniors, assisting our facilitators, and mentorship programs for our clients.   Roarr’s programs would not happen without the hard work, commitment, and passion of each volunteer.

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Marilyn MacLean

ECE Facilitator

Marilyn is a Cochrane resident since 1998, she is married and has two kids. Marilyn is a certified facilitator of Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL) and Equine Assisted Learning(EAL) and she feels very fortunate to be able to take her passion for helping people, especially youth, and love of horses and combine the two in a very rewarding career as an equine guided wellness coach. Both FEEL and EAL partner with the horses in a unique way that allows the learning to be both experiential and educational. Marilyn has always been passionate about helping people and working with horses. Being able to combine the two is a dream come true. Marilyn strives to provide a safe, non-judgemental and caring environment for people to be able to build confidence, communication skills, trust and respect. Marilyn is passionate about encouraging people on their journey finding joy in their authentic self.

Meet the Horses

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Bacardi
Bacardi
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Chochie
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Hammer
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Morning Star
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Smoke
Black Beauty
Black Beauty
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Don

Board of Directors

Katrina Robinson

Katrina Robinson

President / Founder

About Katrina

Marleen Hodgson

Merleen Hodgson

Chair

About Merleen

Deanne Robinson

Deanne Robinson

Director

About Deanne

Niki Flundra

Niki Flundra

Director

About Niki

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Ivette Paulsen

Secretary

About Ivette

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Ellen Christopherson

Director

About Ellen

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Cathy Morrison

Director

About Cathy

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Heather Russell

Director

About Heather