As I write this the smoke has taken over our valley with the sun nowhere to be found. 

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BC Wildfire Service says a total of 657 fires have been documented since April 1, 2017; estimating 1,880 square kilometres have burned. Watching the updates on TV and seeing posts on Facebook are heart-wrenching – and I hope we all make it through safely.

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We have the 118th Interior Provincial Exhibition & Stampede coming up at the end of the month here in Armstrong, over the Labour Day long weekend. Five days of events, food galore, exhibits, horse shows, animals of every type, rides, games and a Pro Rodeo. Don’t miss out!

I was recently at the Canadian Bluemoon Elvis Festival in Barriere BC with my buddy Cheryle Hickman – but that is a whole other story to tell!

See you at the IPE!

Until next month…


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  • Shades of Grey… 6
  • Biometrics of Forward Motion… 8
  • Cowboy Mounted Shooters… 10
  • No Kicking!... 12
  • Jessie Austen, Barrel Racer… 13
  • Middle of the Road… 14
  • Wildfire Smoke and Horses… 16
  • Wild West Cowboy Dinner Show… 17
  • WD: The 3-Loop Serpentine… 18
  • Gobi Gallop 2017… 20
  • EQuisdom… 24
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