Alberta Donkey and Mule Club Newsletter

May 2021

We are hoping our members are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times!


It is that time of year again! Please use the form below and submit your payment. We are now taking E-transfer to make the process easier!

AGM April 25th

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We had a great practice weekend at Crosshair Springs for our AGM. We had mules, a mini donkey and a pony partake in the fun. A 4-H club also joined and had turns riding a mule and driving the mini donkey. We had members attend in person and join us on zoom. Our new executive is:
President- Sandra Harper
Past President- Russ Shandro- a special thanks to Russ for his many years of service to the club!
Secretary/Treasurer- Karina Trudel
Director- Rod Hunter
Director- Carol Koch
Director- Erica Zacharuk
Director- Melissa Glowinski

Spring Practice Day

Sadly due to COVID restrictions we had to cancel our practice weekend in Didsbury that we had planned. Thank you for all the interest! Hopefully later on in the summer we can have something!

Bruce Fence Mending Day

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Fence Mending
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A group of 8 showed up to fix fence. The group started at 10 am and completes a half section of fence repair by 3pm. The group split into two groups. There also was a quad a wagon along to help with supplies.

Long Ear Days 2021

August 14th and 15th at Crosshair Springs
Planning is well under way for our annual event. There will be a few exciting new additions this year in terms of classes, open classes for our horse friends, an all day silent auction and vendors in attendance! More information will be out soon, and the ability to enter.
With an unknown casino date our club has very limited finances. Our silent auction is a great way to help bring in revenue and have some fun. What will help make this successful is a wide array of items and the support of our community. Below is a link for a sponsorship letter to provide to businesses or organizations in hopes to get a donation towards our auction. All sponsors will be acknowledged and thanked.

    2021 Events

    Visit our website for other events of interest coming up! With COVID there is always uncertainty and possibility of short notice cancellation.
    **Stay tuned to your inboxes and facebook about our events on May 29/30- awaiting AHS response**

    Want To Hit The Trail?

    Hitting up the trails is a COVID friendly way to stay active with your long ear friend this summer! Check out the links below to help plan your next trip
    • https://www.albertaequestrian.com/trail-resources
    • https://www.county.stpaul.ab.ca/business-directory/2031/lac-sante-family-recreational-society/
    • https://www.atra.ca/trails

    Saddle Up Magazine

    Our club enters a monthly article in this great magazine. Remember to check it out (it is free online) If you have a story you would like to share about your long ears please email and we will get it published.

    Casino Update

    Due to COVID our casino dates have be pushed due to current closures. As a club we will have to keep this in mind as they are our primary source of funding

    Website Update

    • The website now has a "Links" section- feel free to suggest links that may be interesting to long ear fans
    • We have a section on the website called "Our Club In Action"- we would love to show off pictures/short blurbs of what you are doing with your long ears- whether it is at home or out and about. The facebook page gets these posts, and it would be great to get them on the website as well.
    • There is an "Upcoming Events" section- please let us know of any events that may be of interest to club members. Remember to check back for your own interest as well!

    Classified Ads

    ISO: halter breaking donkey for our purebred beef operation and I was hoping you could point me in the right direction. My criteria is as follows: traditional regular sized Jesus Donkey. Prefer under 5 years old halter broke, need not have experience with halter breaking cattle but a willing disposition is a must. No preference as to Jack or Jenny. We are located in the Peace Country but could travel to find the right Donkey. We had a breaking donkey for over 20!years and he was exceptional. The new hired hand will have big shoes to fill. Contact Beverly- milneb@outlook.com

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