Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy Canada Day!!

We are proud to celebrate Canada today!!

To celebrate, we took Tyler (our son-in-law who hails from Nova Scotia) to an all Canadian tradition - the Ponoka Stampede! He had never been to live rodeo so it was a big day of learning for him - and enjoying for all of us!

Horses circle the infield as part of the opening ceremonies

Bronc riding

Barrel racing

Calf roping

My parents came with us to enjoy an afternoon together.

One of the bulls didn't want to leave the arena and it took all 4 cowboys to 'convince' him otherwise. The crowd loved it!

We ended the day with a ride on the ferris wheel and ice cream cones!

We are so blessed to live in a country of abundance and freedom.


  1. Happy Canada Day to you all! I am a little late. But still. It is good to see you back again, and Happy Birthday to Meadow too!

    I am off to meet the surgeon today re Geoff. Please pray.

  2. I was wondering what you were up to yesterday! It looks like fun! What did Tyler think of the rodeo?

  3. Thanks for coming with us. Tyler really enjoyed the rodeo and spending time with family yesterday. We love being home in our native land. There's so much we love about this place - big sky, open spaces, clean air, but mostly it's about the people. Canadians are such a great people. We'd celebrate Canada Day this way again - next time the chuckwagons.

  4. esther2:45 PM

    Proud to be Canadian!

  5. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Happy Canada Day! Looks like a fun day of celebration at the rodeo.

    We're celebrating on Friday with a backyard barbecue at my brother's.

    Happy Birthday to Meadow! She is a sweetie. Our Victor will be turning one this month.