April/May 2013 Table of Contents

Vacation Guide

We purposely threw a wide loop as we set out to bring you a broad range of ideas for your summer vacation, and in some cases, the suggestions combine the opportunity to learn something new while having a good time!

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Authentic Cowboy Country

Western towns rich in the lore and legend of cowboy history

RCMP Heritage Centre

Rich tapestry of the most famous police force in the world

Pursuing Your Passion

Vacation workshop ideas to fire your imagination

Boom Town

Love of the Old West combined with target practice

A Horse Called Farmer

A loyal horse who swam the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Western Attraction Guide

Fascinating sites to visit and learn about our great history

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Homes of The West

Home Sweet Barn

Creative structure is home to the Butler family’s great loves; their family and their horses.

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Rufus Goodstriker

The legacy of respected Blackfoot elder Rufus Goodstriker lives on.

Ranching in the West

Tomahawk Ranch

This northern Alberta ranch was saved from disaster by a cowboy and his family.

Living Legends

Olson’s of High River

The handiwork of the family behind the Olson Silver Company.

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Cowboy Way

Canadian Cowboy Challenge

Finesse, communication, horsemanship, and a whole lot of fun!