My family resides in Sunset House and has been involved in agriculture over the years. We love to spend our time in the saddle going to clinics, jackpots, and rodeos participating in barrel racing, team roping and breakaway roping. Being involved over the decades with the Ag Society has been rewarding and challenging and will continue to be. The community deserves to have facilities where agriculture is educational, entertaining and accessible. I have a goal of making positive connections and partnerships within and around the community to involve all ages in experiencing workshops, events and volunteering opportunities at the Ag Society grounds and other locations. A new focus of building an Ag Events Centre is on the agenda which will be a huge undertaking, but the new Board is energetic, keen and full of promising ideas. I still live by the 4-H motto “Learn To Do By Doing”.
I am Past President of the Valleyview & Districts Agricultural Society and Region 6 Director of the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies. My husband Fern and I have lived in Valleyview for 40 years and we have 2 children and 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. I have been involved the the Ag. Society for 25+ years in different capacities. I believe Ag. Societies are of great importance to rural communities and bring many social and economic opportunities to those communities. I hope to help keep our Ag. Society current and sustainable so that we can continue to help our community be vibrant and healthy.
I grew up on a cattle farm North of Valleyview and have had a love of agriculture and farm life from a very young age. I spent many years as a youth involved in the Ag Society as well as 4-H. Upon completion of High School I spent two years furthering my love and education of horses in the Equine Science Program at Olds College, graduating with a coaching certification. My husband and I currently operate a small farm north of Valleyview as well as our welding and CNC plasma cutting business.
"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 was born and raised around Valleyview, it's a great community for those who like to hunt, fish, ride and enjoy the outdoors. Our family runs a small commercial cow/calf operation in the New Fish Creek area.
I have ridden horses since I was “knee high to a grass hopper” and have fond memories of playing tag and follow the leader with my uncles chuck wagon ponies; while my mom would calmly try to call me out of the corral.
Rodeo and equine photography are some of my hobbies and fairly recently (2018) I became certified in Advanced Equine Sports Massage and Vertebral Realignment.
I am passionate about giving back to the community and supporting local farmers, families and businesses.
I live on and help operate our family farm in the Little Smoky area.
I was born and raised in the small community of Sunset House. I currently work at Harry Gray Elementary School and I’m attending Northern Lakes College for my Bachelor of Education. I am a business owner of
Hair By Cali-Jaye.
The rodeo arena is my second home. I’ve been riding since the age of 2 years old. Over the years I have traveled on the “rodeo trail” which has led me across Alberta, British Columbia, Wyoming and Iowa. In my high school days I was able to qualify for the National High School Rodeo Finals 5 years in a row. My biggest accomplishment was winning the Canadian High School Rodeo barrel racing title in 2016.
Volunteering for the Ag Society I bring my youthfulness and energy to be able to offer the community events to participate in. The rodeo and new build committee are my focus. I challenge the young men and women to get involved in this great society to better our community.
Ag Society Directors