COMMUNITY TALKS TRAVELLING ROAD SHOW 2017

We’re hitting the road in 2017 and coming to a community near you! We are bringing a one day educational mini-summit to communities around the province.

Join us for a day of equine education sponsored by Otter Co-op and SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc.!

FIRST STOP – KAMLOOPS

Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Time: 11am – 5pm

Location: South Thompson Inn & Convention Centre

Cost: Admission by donation at the door to Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association.

Guarantee your seats and preregister! PRE-REGISTER AND BE ENTERED TO WIN A FREE NIGHT STAY FOR THE KAMLOOPS COMMUNITY TALKS (MAY 6th) AT SOUTH THOMPSON INN!

SPEAKERS

Equine Nutrition
“Nutritional Needs for Horses in the Thompson Okanagan District”
Ken Wilkinson

Ken Wilkinson graduated from University of Manitoba class of 71’ with a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Animal Science. Ken moved to Alberta after graduation where he spent many years, before moving to BC in the year 2000. He has worked in the feed industry as an equine nutritionist and general animal nutrition for various feed companies in Alberta and BC until his retirement in 2014.

Veterinary Care
“What Your Vet Wants You To Know”
Dr. Jennifer Jackson, Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic

Jennifer was raised on a cattle ranch at Napier Lake, South of Kamloops. She attended public school in Kamloops and then attended Thompson Rivers University (during which time it was still called Caribou College). She was accepted into Western College of Veterinarian Medicine at the University of Alberta. After graduating from Western College of Veterinarian Medicine in 1994, she then completed an internship at Cornell University in New York. Jennifer returned to Kamloops in 1996 to work with Dr. Paul Christensen and Dr. Craig Dorin. Jennifer has an amazing husband, Dr. Paul Hunter, who owns Summit Veterinarian Hospital. Jennifer and Paul have two boys, who joined their family in 2008. They all love to camp, ski, and enjoy their horses.

Pasture & Manure Management
King Campbell

King Campbell has a degree in Grazing Management from the University of Alberta and has worked for the Ministry of Forests (FLNRO), Ducks Unlimited Canada and has been delivering the Environmental Farm Plan program to producers in BC for 12 years. During his employment, he has focussed on grazing management projects that improve the forage supply and also enhance habitat for fish and wildlife.  King and his wife Sonya, run Topline Stables and Show Park in Salmon arm and care for about 30 horses full time. His presentation will review the principals of grass growth and management and will also touch on weed control. King will also include a good selection of various project photos to demonstrate different stock watering techniques and fencing options that support grazing management rotations for horses or cattle.

 

BC 55+ Games
Equestrian Sport Chair, Carolyn Farris

Carolyn currently operates a small hobby farm with her sister and niece in the Township of Spallumcheen.  She has been involved with HCBC for over twenty years and is currently the Treasurer and the director from BCQHA where she is Secretary/Treasurer.  Carolyne has worked almost 20 years in School District # 83 teaching everything from Kindergarten to first-year college courses. In her spare time, she volunteers with community organizations and helps organize and work at equine events for a variety of disciplines.  She was recently appointed the Sports Chair for Equestrian for the 55+ Games to be held in Vernon in September 2017.

Bring all your questions and curiosity about the 55+ BC Games to our event!

The 55+ BC Games is an annual multi-sport event produced by the BC Seniors Games Society (BCSGS) for the availability of the 55+ population of BC to participate in the 27 individual Sports.  The average participation is 3,500, leaving behind a $3.5 M economic impact in the communities during the 5-day event.  Each Participant must be a member of the BC Seniors Games Society. Get the details for the 55+ BC Games!