Friday, March 26, 2010

Visit Halifax this June

This year's Canadian Angus Association annual general meeting takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Maritime Angus crew has planned an event that is sure to have something to please everyone.

If you've always wanted to explore Canada's east coast, you can plan a holiday around Angus events. The Maritime Angus Junior Heifer Show & Field Day takes place June 11-12 and the Canadian Angus Association annual meeting events take place June 16-20 with the AGM on June 19. The Westin Nova Scotian is offering convention room rates from June 13 to 22. Book by May 21 to take advantage of the special rates for Canadian Angus Association members and for best selection.

For more information on things to do and the schedule of events, visit the Canadian Angus Association website. Be sure to take advantage of the $25 early bird registration discount and register by May 15.

Posted by Tina Zakowsky

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Celebrating a Lifetime in Angus

I am honoured to report that I have been invited to attend Lillian McBride's 100th birthday party this weekend.

Lillian is the wife of the late Jack McBride. They were married for an amazing 74 years. Lillian and Jack ran Riverbend Farms near Sylvan Lake, Alberta, and were honoured with the Canadian Angus Association's 50 Year Award in 1998. The McBride Angus cattle appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1954 and won the Parrish & Heimbecker Rye King of the World award in 1955 and 1957.

This weekend, I will join her family in honouring Lillian and her remarkable life. I hope you will all join me in saluting the Angus breeders who persevered and help us get to where we are today.

Posted by Doug Fee.