Monday, July 21, 2014

Where is the time going?

Well what a summer it has been! It has been a while since I wrote my last post and a lot has happened. I have been fortunate enough to visit many schools and classrooms and teach students about the beef industry! I was also able to attend several regional 4-H shows, and cattle shows where I was able to meet so many new people, and excited juniors looking forward to the summer.

I was able to attend Red River Ex in Winnipeg and work at the “Cattle Tales” display which was an entirely new and fun experience for me that I really enjoyed and hope to attend again. I was also lucky enough to go to the Calgary Stampede and work at the famous Cattle Trail! I loved the excitement and enthusiasm all the spectators and workers alike had towards the event, and all the amazing things I got to see. It was my first time at Stampede so it was a lot to take in. I was able to go on the rides, go to a few of the rodeo and chuck wagon performances, and best of all, taste test all the midway food! (my jeans are fitting a bit snugger after that!)

After Stampede it was a quick flight home and enough time to wash my clothes before my fellow intern Sophie and myself were off the Virden for Showdown 2014! It was one of the best ones to date. We had almost 100 juniors and over 120 cattle at the show, and from what I seen and experienced it was the most fun I have had all summer. We had great weather and great people to share a week of fun and laughter with, not to mention dancing the night away at the banquet/dance! I want to congratulate all the juniors that participated in Showdown and invite you all to Showdown 2015 in Olds, Alberta!

It has been an amazing summer so far and I cannot wait to see what August holds for me! I know I will be going to the famous Northwest Round-up in Swan River Manitoba, as well as going wedding dress shopping, so it is sure to be an adventure!

Until next time, YEE-HAW!


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