Cultural Society Field Day

07/15/2017

 

The Cultural Society is taking a trip on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  They are going to visit and tour the Bar U Ranch. There are a  lot of activities to participate in including an armed services musical ride. Lunch is not included so either pack a lunch or there is a restaurant there if you prefer to purchase your lunch.  They will be carpooling and meeting at the community center @ 9:00 a.m. and leaving shortly after.  Anyone who is available to drive please prepare to do so.  If you have any questions please call Bev Rollier—403-626-3995.  If you are planning on going Bev would also like you to call her and let  her know. 

A little bit about the Bar U Ranch:

Out at the Bar U Ranch discover what life was like for working cowboys in the Old West. Founded in the foothills of southern Alberta in the late 1800s, the Bar U was once one of Canada’s largest ranching operations. Today it’s a National Historic Site – and an exciting way to learn about ranching culture.

Visitors to the Bar U Ranch will enjoy a living history experience as costumed interpreters demonstrate ranching skills such as cattle handling, roping, saddle making, blacksmithing and more. The ranch’s visitor centre and 35 historic structures provide a close-up look at Canada’s ranching roots, while the on-site restaurant offers up authentic cowboy grub. Guided walking and wagon tours are available.

The Bar U Ranch is located approximately 100 km south of Calgary on Highway 22. Visitor season runs from May 22nd to September 30th.