The North Thompson Fall Fair and Rodeo Association’s restructured Queen Pageant, now called the Ambassador Program is in full swing for the 2012 season.
Five of the six young women Candidates who are taking part in this year’s training program met at the Wittner Farm in Barriere on May 5, to learn about sheep, how to care for them, and the husbandry that is required.
Lunch was served at the Wittner residence and everyone was hungry after walking around the sheep pens, and being instructed on their maintenance. The girls learned what happens to a sheep during the year, from breeding to lambing season; and what happens to the new lambs once weaned from their mothers.
Alisha Gotro – Miss Baillie’s Towing, Aliya Bieber – Miss Wells Gray Info Center, Kennedy Ash – Miss Jim’s Food Market, Kaitlain Chantler – Miss Sam’s Pizza and Rib House, and Alesha Kaduk – Miss Barriere Lions Club all visited the farm and enjoyed the hospitality and educational opportunity extended to them by the Wittner family.
Unfortunately Ambassador Candidate Kaylee Patterson – Miss Fraser Ventures Ltd., was unfortunately unable to attend due to illness.
The next weekend the Candidates returned to the community of Barriere where they served lunch and refreshments at the Barriere Senior Society’s Mother’s Day Tea.