Boots ‘N Diamonds New Year’s Eve Gatherin’

Holly Nicoll
“Shining Star”. Photo by Holly Nicoll.

“What are you doing New Year’s Eve?” Consider attending a semi-formal evening of Western and cowboy art at the Red Deer Lake Community Hall just west of Spruce Meadows!

The Boots ‘N Diamonds New Year’s Eve Gatherin’ will be the ideal event for western, rural and equine enthusiasts to socialize with hors d’oeuvres, a dessert bar, champagne, country music from The Travelling Mabels, and dancing! Alongside the festivities, attendees can admire a showcase of major Albertan talents in Western art and lifestyle, such as Shannon Lawlor Fine Arts, Karen Coe Fine Arts, Bunkhouse Braiding, and Smithbilt Hats.

In the first minutes of 2015, the event will host a midnight auction of wares from local artisans in support of the Shannon Burwash Memorial Award fund. The award, which will commence in 2015, will be given to students attending post-secondary education in equine, agricultural or veterinary studies. Established by her family, the scholarship honours Shannon Burwash’s love of horses and her contribution to the horse industry, which she was heavily involved in as an active director and treasurer for several associations. “Besides her family, Shannon had two big passions in life,” says Dr. Wayne Burwash. “First, she loved the horse and was devoted to enriching the horse industry. Her second passion was education. She felt strongly that all young people should pursue post-secondary education.”

For more information on Shannon Burwash and the award, please click here to visit the website. To learn more about the New Year’s Eve Gattherin’ and to buy your tickets, please click here to visit the website.

Contest Alert!

Canadian Cowboy Country has a pair of tickets to give away to the Boots ‘N Diamonds New Year’s Eve Gatherin’ on December 31 at 8 pm! Write a comment on this blog post telling us your new year’s resolution and you will be entered into a draw to win the tickets! The contest ends on December 29 at 4 pm. Good luck!