Warden Badge

Warden Badge Horses Patoot 

When Ole Hermanrude was Chief Warden of Pacific Rim, the above featured badge was sent out for preview before implementing Canada wide.  After inspecting it he threw it at Warden Gordon Mclain stating that it “was only good for pinning on a horses ass.”.  Gordon asked if he wanted it back and the answer was a resounding no. ( Negative feedback stopped production). Warden Frank Busrstom  carved the above and it was presented at Ole Hermanrudes retirement a few years later in Kootenay Park. It has resided on Ole and Alices mantle ever since and  is highly valued..



Historical Exhibit at the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch

LIttle packhorseThe Historical Display – Ya Ha Tinda Ranch (est 1999)
At the time Johnny became Manager at the Ya Ha Tinda in 1996, tours of the ranch buildings had been in place to provide the public an opportunity to see the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch horse breeding and training operation. By 1999 I was becoming more and more interested in the rich history of the ranch from the prehistoric era to the time of the Brewsters’ operations, on through the years when the Ya Ha Tinda was a Warden Station, and later as the headquarters for the raising, training and wintering of patrol horses for the Mountain National Parks. Continue reading