The Park Warden Service Alumni Society will host a celebration at the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch on Wednesday, September 13th. This low-key informal event will be held from 2 pm to 4 pm at the flagpole. The ceremony will include invited guest speakers including several folks who lived, and worked at the ranch over many decades. A brief tour of the ranch museum will also take place. The book The Ya Ha Tinda Ranch: A Home Place written by Kathy Calvert will be available for purchase along with other items of interest. The general public is welcome to attend. Visitors who intend to camp overnight are welcome to stay at Bighorn campground or Eagle Creek Campground. Visitors may plan their trip to include a few days of horse riding, story telling, campfire music, and a general good ol’ time ! Bring your best stories, a guitar if you’re so inclined, your favourite refreshments, and prepare for lots of laughter, and more great memories! And don’t forget to wear your Park Warden Service Alumni vest if you have one.
The book The Ya Ha Tinda; A Home Place, written by Kathy Calvert, due out in August, will tell many fascinating stories of the ranch, its many managers, horse trainers and park wardens who worked with all types of horses over the years. It truly is a unique and special place, rich with both horse and people stories that can be told and retold. The author will be doing a presentation at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, September 7th at 7 pm at which time the book will be available. The book will also be available at the ceremony to be held at the Ya Ha Tinda Ranch on September 13th.
The Park Warden Service Alumni Society will hold their AGM on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 2 pm in the Canmore Legion. Any members who wish to let their name stand for election to the Board of Directors is asked to contact Dale Portman, President, or Marie Nylund, Secretary-Treasurer through the society’s email address firstname.lastname@example.org.