Program

TUESDAY APRIL 19, 2016

  • Arrive Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
  • Arrive Calgary Delta Airport Hotel

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016 – FARM TOURS

  • Departing Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel
  • TOUR 1: Anthony Henday Tour – Scotford Colony/Rietveld Dairies/Roselane Holsteins/Detimdale Holsteins - 7:00 AM
  • TOUR 2: David Thompson Tour – Chubanna Holsteins/Lucky Hill Dairy/Lac La Nonne Dairy/Wendon Holsteins - 7:00 AM
  • TOUR 4: John Palliser Tour – Mars Dairy/Altappel Holsteins/RockyMountain Holsteins - 7:00 AM
  • Departing Calgary Delta Airport Hotel
  • TOUR 3: Chief Crowfoot Tour – Houwelling Farms/Deerfield Colony/Ridgeview Dairy - 6:30 AM
  • TOUR 5: William Cornelius Van Horne Tour − Ten Brummelhuis Dairy/Huyzer Dairy/Lone Pine Jerseys/Three Hills Colony - 7:00 AM

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016 – AGRIUM WESTERN EVENTS CENTRE – CALGARY STAMPEDE PARK

  • Pre-Show Breakfast – 7:00 AM
  • National Holstein Show – 8:00 AM (Trade Show – Concourse Level) Click here for more information
  • Awards Dinner – 4:00 PM
  • TOUR 6: Sam Livingstone Alternate Tour – Calgary – 10:00 AM

FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016 - BANFF

  • Banff Experience – explore Banff
  • TOUR 7: Tom Wilson Alternate Tour – Banff to Lake Louise via Johnson Canyon – 10:00 AM
  • MountView Barn Dance – 6:00 PM

SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016 - BANFF

  • Breakfast – 7:00 AM
  • Annual General Meeting – 9:00 AM
  • Master Breeder Gala – 6:00 PM
  • Master Breeders Post Gala Reception

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016 – BANFF

  • Busses Departing Banff Rimrock Resort to Calgary International Airport
  • Note: There are no busses returning to Edmonton, all return flights should be scheduled from the Calgary International Airport.

*Schedule times are subject to change

Tour Booklets

Tour #1: Anthony Henday Tour

Tour #2: David Thompson Tour

Tour #3: Chief Crowfoot Tour

Tour #4: John Palliser Tour

Tour #5: William Cornelius Van Horne Tour

Tour #6: Sam Livingstone [Alternate Tour]

Tour #7: Tom Wilson [Alternate Tour]


Annual General Meeting

Special Guest Speaker: Sid Marty

Canadian Sid Marty is a fourth generation Albertan, a singer-songwriter, author and western poet. He was schooled in Medicine Hat, Calgary and Montreal. He and his family have resided in an old ranch headquarters in southwestern Alberta, since l981.

Sid writes mainly on natural history and western life and culture. He has published five books of non-fiction and three of poetry, some of which are based on his formative experiences as a park warden in the Rocky Mountain national parks.

Sid Marty's career as a writer began while still in University with the publication of poems in the Soundings anthology edited by Jack Ludwig and Andy Wainwright (l970) and poems published in Al Purdy's Storm Warning anthology (l971). This led to an invitation from John Newlove, then an editor at McClelland and Stewart (Toronto), to submit a MS of poetry. This was published in l973 and entitled Headwaters.

Sid was a park warden (ranger) from l966 to l978 in Yoho , Jasper, Prince Albert and Banff national parks. He spent part of his career patrolling the mountain backcountry with saddle and pack horses. He wrote many of the poems in his first two poetry books literally in the saddle, composing them in his head while on patrol far from home. He writes some rhyming poems but mainly works with free verse. In the 70s, prompted by Jack McClelland's faith in his ability to handle prose, he wrote Men for the Mountains (l978), one of his best known works. A good portion of that book was composed by the light of candles or Coleman lanterns in remote forestry cabins late at night.

His books are about family, rangers, cowboys, homesteaders, forest fires, grizzly bears, love, death, mountaineers and wildlife conservation. His poems appear in many Canadian anthologies, including the Oxford Book of Canadian Verse and in a number of school text books. His book Men for the Mountains was twice cited by the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Association as one of the fifty most influential books in the Canadian conservation movement. Since l978, Sid Marty has been a full time free lance writer and part time singer/songwriter. He writes on natural history and social issues, and has also written radio and television plays.


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