June is ‘Dairy Month’ around North America and since we would like to promote our dairy industry, we are organizing together with Alberta Milk an event we are calling “Breakfast on the Dairy Farm”. It will be held on Saturday June 21, 2014 at Van der Sluys Dairy, east of Olds, from 8am – Noon.
All urban people in the Didsbury, Three Hills, Trochu, Linden, Torrington, Olds, Bowden and Innisfail area will be invited, but the main focus is on families with smaller children. They will be invited by advertisements on the radio and in the local newspapers as well as through the elementary and middle schools.
People can bring their family out to enjoy a free breakfast served by local dairy farmers and experience firsthand what life on a dairy farm is all about.
There will be a variety of activities that are fun for the whole family, such as:
* Hot and healthy breakfast
* Barn tours
* Face painting
* Equestrian vaulting demos
* Get your picture taken with Molly, the Holstein cow figurine
* They will be able to see a milk tanker on site
* There will be gift bags and information booklets.
For this event we need your help! We would like to ask you to volunteer a bit of your time on that Saturday morning to help out as a tourguide, a greeter or help with parking, food preparation and serving, or the kids events for an hour or more.
On Friday evening June 20st at 7.30pm we will meet at Van der Sluys Dairy to socialize and give a few instructions for the area you have offered to assist with.
Please let us know if you can help out for an hour or so by reply on this e-mail to [email protected] or by phoning one of us:
Southern Alberta Holstein Club
Larry Arvay (403) 507-9842
Martien Huyzer (403) 556-3420
Aron ten Brummelhuis (403) 994-2163
Joanne Wouters (403) 224-2599
East of Olds Farmers Club
Arie Van den Broek (403) 507-9129
Sietze Sietzema (403) 556-1943
Miranda Verhoef (403) 224-2815
Provided by Southern Alberta Holstein Club and East of Olds Farmers Club