Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Showdown 2010

The Canadian Junior Angus Association's Showdown 2010 was held in Saint Hyacinthe, Quebec, from July 8 to 11. This was an excellent event in which the Juniors were able to participate in a wide range of events including Print Marketing, Sales Talk, Showmanship, Judging, Team Judging, Team Grooming, Photography, Literature, Art, Scrapbook, Graphic Design, Public Speaking, Cook-off, Herdsman, Spirit of Youth and even showing cattle.

The Friday barbecue was held at Ranch Angus Noiseux which is owned by Guy Noiseux. At the recent Canadian Angus Association annual general meeting, Guy's brother Luc was presented with an honourary president pin. Ranch Angus Noiseux was also the site of the cook-off.

The conformation show was held Saturday with a good turnout of cattle. Although the cattle were primarily from Quebec and Ontario, 65 Juniors from across Canada attended the event.

At the Saturday evening awards banquet, Belinda Wagner and Laurie Noiseux were greeted with a standing ovation for their tremendous efforts in organizing Showdown.

Two international competitors also participated in Showdown this year: Jess Denning, the Aberdeen Angus Senior Ambassador from the UK, and Tennessee's Montgomery Dempsey who is part of an exchange program with the Red Angus Association of America.

Congratulations to all the competitors who attended Showdown. And kudos to all who helped the event run smoothly. This is a phenomenal event that all members should be proud of.

Posted by Michael Latimer