Preserving and celebrating cowboy life in the Medicine Hat area.
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We at the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation hope you had a wonderful holiday season, staying warm with friends and family. We have been busy over the holidays, planning for 2021. Here is our latest news.
See Story #8 in Harry Forbes Remembers series, Balky Horse Stories here
See Story #4 in our I-Alice Series, Gutsy Chicken Pluckers here
See the latest videos in our Country Stories Video series here
If you missed our December newsletter you can see it here
Our annual general meeting is January 20, 2022 via Zoom. Contact our president, Jen Zollner for more information here
Learn how to support MHCP by joining our Foundation here
In December we applied for a grant from the New Horizons Seniors Program for our proposed project Poems and Paws, about veterans and their service dogs. We will know in spring whether or not we were successful.
The board adopted a new signature picture, (courtesy of Cheryl Dust of Duster Video) which we will gradually work into all our media.
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We wish our members and friends all the best in 2022. Hopefully our paths will cross again soon.
Merry Christmas from Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation
Wishing you all the joys this season brings: family, friends, feasts, fun.
For unusual, informative, local viewing we suggest you view our website at MHCowboyLife.com. You will find:
New videos in the Country Stories Series. See recently posted interviews with Jim Wilson, Frances Sanderson, and Henry Cavan’s great-grandsons. See also Vi Riegers’ Christmas memory, Amy Brusky’s To Ginger with Love, Meet Harry Forbes and The Lone Wolf of Bindloss with Harold Fieldberg. Learn about local historical events. Beats reruns of old Christmas movies!
Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that we will be publishing the stories of Alice Kanewischer, a local nonagenarian.
Alice helps us experience her growing up years in the 1930’s using conversation, intimate details and intense emotions. Through a child’s eye we can’t help but feel what life was like for her. Through her remarkable story-telling she also gives insight into the lives of her parents and grandparents.
Be Part of our Country Stories series: If you or any seniors you know from the Bindloss/Buffalo area have rural stories to share contact Jen Zollner.
Thanks to our Partners and Sponsors for supporting the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation. See who they are here. Please support them if you can.
Our quarterly newsletter, Medicine Hat Cowboy Life will be in your inbox in December. Our feature horse will be the Shetland pony, which has a surprising connection to Medicine Hat. Our featured community is Redcliff. Sign up to receive your copy here.
The first video in our Country Stories monthly series is now available for viewing. The amazing Harold Fieldberg tells the stories of his mother’s lifetime encounters with wolves. It wraps up with Jen Zollner’s presentation of her poem, The Lone Wolf of Bindloss.
If you know a senior in the Bindloss area with a good story or two about country living, the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation would like to know about it. Please connect them with Jen Zollner. 403.529.6384.
Our 2021 Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show was cancelled due to rain and sudden changes in COVID restrictions. Thank you to all our partners, sponsors and supporters. Please support them whenever you can. We hope to hold a show in 2022.
Sadly, Yodel Girl, Miriam Dreher recently passed away. Shelley Goldbeck, DTM had an interview with her for the September 2019 Alberta Cowboy Poetry Association’s newsletter, Barbwire Disptach.
With heavy hearts, the executive of the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Music Foundation has cancelled the September 11 show. The forecast is for rain and cool weather, not nice conditions for listening to music in the park.
New COVID restrictions removed our back-up venue at the Medicine Hat Public Library.
Please stay connected for information on next year’s show.
September is an exciting month in Medicine Hat. On Saturday, September 11, we will be presenting our third annual Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music Show, at Kin Coulee park at 1PM. Bring your lawn chair and a blanket in case the weather is cool.
Enjoy entertainment from local band, Mixed Company, local performers Reese and Morgan Klaiber, Jen Zollner and Holly Padfield. Enjoy the stories of Morley Thorpe from Spy Hill, SK, hosted by Emcee and performer, Shelley Goldbeck, from Cayley, AB. There will be door prizes and food trucks. Fun for the whole family!
There is no charge for this show but donations will be gratefully accepted.
Did you get your copy of our book, Stories from Seniors, a collection of stories and poetry about country living by local seniors? To order your copy, contact Jen at email@example.com or jen@MHCowboyLife.com.
SAVE THE DATE: We are planning our 2021 Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry and Western Music show. It is scheduled for September 11 and will be at Kin Coulee Park again this year. We’re hoping that having it two weeks earlier, it will be a bit warmer than last year. More details to come.
Our newsletter, MHCowboy Life is being assembled. Watch for it in early June. Our ‘Round Medicine Hat feature is Dunmore and our featured horse is the Clydesdale.
Did you know Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry has a Facebook page? Follow us.
Here is the latest news from the Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation.
Our first Stories from Seniors book, featuring biographies and poems based on the stories of local seniors is now available. To order your copy, contact Jen Zollner by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 403-529-6384. Own this important piece of local history for only $15.
Special thanks to our print sponsor, Hale Hearing of Medicine Hat.
The Medicine Hat News did a story on our Stories from Seniors project, where they interviewed our President, Jen Zollner. See the article on our events page or go to the Medicine Hat News link.
Our April 2021 Stories from Seniors video is about George Rissling and his dairy farm. Ayrshire Canada graciously supplied the Ayrshire image used in the video and the book.
The Medicine Hat Cowboy Poetry Foundation is pleased to release the March 2021 edition of the newsletter, Medicine Hat Cowboy Life.
This month we celebrate barns. Farm and ranch kids all have stories about playing and working in barns. President, Jen Zollner and our in-house videographer, Cheryl Dust recently toured the Medicine Hat area to take photos of local barns, which inspired us to feature barns in the March issue.
Did you know farmers could order a barn from the Eaton’s catalogue? Read about the history of the “original Amazon”.
Find the link to our latest Stories from Seniors, The Old Barn, featuring 93-year-old cowboy poet, Buddy Gale. Read the interview in the newsletter.
Learn about the legacy of Daniel Massey of Massey-Ferguson, name synonymous with farm equipment.
Our featured horse is the Curly, so named for its curly coat, mane and even eyelashes!