I have the pleasure of serving as the president for the Valleyview and District Agricultural Society for 2021. My goal is to identify deficiencies, address them and improve our services for members and for our community to grow and flourish. I look forward to finding different ways to improve our administrative efficiency, extend our reach into the community, provide new job opportunities and make our Agricultural Society Activities the heartbeat of our rural community. Many varied skill sets are going to be required as we rebound from the devastation of COVID 19. Join us as we rebuild, revive and regenerate a new vision of a strong and healthy Agricultural Society.
A passion for the agriculture community and the opportunities that this society provides to Valleyview and area are my primary reasons for sitting on the Valleyview & Districts Agricultural Society Board.
I believe that it is important that the Society provide diverse and inclusive opportunity to improve quality of life, agricultural experiences, and cultural experiences while ensuring revenue generation and the long-term feasibility of the Society.
In my spare time, I enjoy all things equestrian, and can typically be found doing something involving a horse whether it be schooling in the arena, or exploring outdoors. (Or if we are being honest, simply giving my herd treats and telling them how cute they are.)
I look forward to my role as Vice President, working alongside the rest of the board members, volunteers, and the community to ensure that 2021 is a successful year for the Society.
I have resided in Valleyview for 36 years. My husband Dean and I have a small farm on the outskirts of town where we have raised cattle, horses and hay throughout the years. We have scaled back to only a few horses and lots of hay. Dean and I raised 3 daughters and were involved in the Ag Society as volunteers and board members, and 4-H as helpers and leaders. I have taught beginner riding with 4-H and spent many years as a pony club leader. We have a small business in the community and value supporting our local community members. My daughters and I have raised and shown many horses and still compete on horses that we bred.
I love our small community and the many people here who support our local arena and the opportunities it provides for the younger generation to learn and grow in their knowledge of equine sports and our Agricultural community. I am committed to working with other board members to provide a sustainable future for our Agricultural society and the facilities we govern.
My love for the agricultural community is what drives me to be on the Valleyview Ag Society board. Working with this awesome group of people makes it a worthwhile task.
I've been living in Valleyview for the past 5 1/2 years, moved from a small community in New Brunswick. We came in tow with our children and a parade of animals. My previous agriculture experience being a 4-H member in my late teens, working numerous years involved in dairy farms and milking, teaching beginner riding lessons, and later breeding and showing Clydesdale horses, which included a 6 Clydesdale drill team. I am now a project 4-H leader with Prairie Rose 4-H and enjoy sharing the love of animals with others. I enjoy lending a helping hand and volunteering at all the different events that the Valleyview Agricultural Society holds.
I look forward to a successful year of bringing the community together through the love and passion of agriculture and beyond!
First and foremost, I am a wife to my husband Jesse and a Mom to 4 boys: Ethan, Wyatt, Emmett, and Raylan. I started riding and being involved in 4H in my early teenage years and they have been an important part of my life ever since. I was born and raised in Edmonton, where I completed my Bachelor of Commerce degree and then promptly moved to the Valleyview area and started a life with Jesse in 2008. I am excited to be a part of growing and supporting the Valleyview Ag society because it fosters the type of community and activities that I feel are so important to raise my family with. I look forward to being involved with the Ag society's efforts to improve the quality of life of people within the agricultural community as well as reaching out and involving other community members in our activities and events
I grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan. I have lived in valleyview for over 20years. I am a horse lover that loves to be creative and make people smile. I have been part of the valleyview Ag Society for many years, I have sat on the board of directors for almost as many years as I have been a member. I love that we can bring the community together in these tough times, creating fun interactive options for people to do. I look forward to helping the Ag Society to create more events and bring in new faces in to the facility.
I live on a ranch North of Valleyview where my husband Reg and I have raised our three boys. Cattle and agriculture have always been a large part of my life.
I have many hobbies which include my chickens, gardening, crafting and quilting.
I have been a part of many different boards over the years involving the schools, children, roping and various Ag type clubs. I am here to represent the Ag Society in all facets of agriculture, ranching and rodeo.
"I have always had a love for horses, training, showing and teaching lessons. I have spent many hours in the Valleyview Arena doing jumping lessons, riding while my mom taught lessons, riding colts and helping friends with their horses. In 2009-2011 I went to Olds College and graduated from the Equine Science Program with a Coaching Certificate. I am now enjoying teaching my husband and kids to ride and enjoy horses."
I became involved with the Ag. Society when my child decided she wanted to learn to ride a horse. I bring many unduplicated qualities to the board including bilingualism and an artistic prospective. Not having a deep connection to horses, it has been an amazing learning process of just how much effort goes into keeping a place to ride open for my child and many others. I like spotlighting opportunities for the Ag. Society to grow and had so much fun bringing the RCMP Musical Ride to town, that I volunteered for another year.
I am committed to making our community a better place. I grew up here in Valleyview and have had many adventures both planned and unplanned. I live South of Town as part of the sandwich generation, caring for my dad, partner and 2 youngest children at home while worrying about the launched child away from home.
My first commitment to the Agricultural Society was through motor sports but I have become extremely attached to other parts of our rural endeavors such as the fair, governance and fundraising activities with a focus on outreach.
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