The Pet Contest at Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village during the Harvest
Festival was very successful.
Our judges had their work cut out for them. They checked the length
of ears and tail of each contestant looking for the longest and
shortest. They determined who was the fluffiest and sleekest in each
category, they saw a myriad of tricks, and gave out a stunning thirty
four ribbons to the contestants. Each participant won prizes donated
from UFA or Co-op for their pet, a booklet on pet care from Purina and
a slurpee from 7-11.
Best in show won a gift certificate from Co-op or The Movie Gallery
worth $20 in the following three categories.
Cat- Thomas owned by Tye Kettles.
Dog-Amy owned by Trent Metcalfe.
Exotic-Out of a choice of rabbits, a parrot and a goat, the prize was
awarded to the parrot Poko, owned by Caleb Evans.
We would like to thank everyone who participated and their pets, and
our sponsors for making it a fun day for everyone. And a special
thank you to our judges, Julie and Wendy from The Pincher Creek
Veterinary Clinic who generously donated their time.
We had volunteers from all walks of life. We had all the students from Katimavik, The Southern Alberta Working Dog Association, Mountain Wit, and Baily Hill Greenhouse. The authors that donated their time with a readings of their books were Chris Hoare, Barbara Kananen, and Farley Wuth. All their books are available in our gift shop, with limited numbers of signed copies.
I would like to take a moment to express our appreciation to the groups, and the individuals. You each made a big impact on our day!