Woman of the West

Soup for the Soul By Chelsey Becker Each year when the weather starts to turn, I am usually wanting to cook meals that are piping hot, and warm my soul. Homemade soups are a great fall dish that are simple to prepare, and a great make-ahead meal that is easy to freeze and reheat when …

In the Corral

Haying in the 30’s MALLAIG, ALTA., LOCATED west of Bonnyville, is home to one of the more unique fundraisers in Alberta. It’s called Haying in the 30’s, and each year, visitors converge to experience what life was like in the 1930s. That sounds like a fun ‘cosplay’ weekend, but this one has an unheard-of twist …

Sharing a Royal Bloodline

The Queen’s Connection to Saskatchewan Ranch Horses By Tom Reardon At 18, Christa Lawrence was crowned Miss Rodeo Canada, and this ranch girl’s dream became reality on May 18, 2005 when she was invited to attend the unveiling ceremony of the statue honouring Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll on her favourite mount, Burmese. The …

THE DARING DIVAS

Rising to the Occasion By BILL BORGWARDT The thrilling demonstration sport of trick riding has enthralled audiences for centuries. Roman gladiators used to ride around the coliseum astride two horses, the Russian Cossacks were known for their riding prowess, and trick riding was a staple of the Buffalo Bill and other Wild West shows. Canada’s …

Woman of the West

Fall Food & Fashion By Chelsey Becker In the past week, summer feels like it is coming to an end; temperatures are dropping, harvest has begun, and less importantly, Starbucks has released the Pumpkin Spice Latte. It is undeniable that fall is upon us.  For many people, it is a gloomy feeling that another summer …