After Wood Mountain Stampede, I couldn't wait to get on the saddle again!
It was awesome that I could use my Conexus card for free admission to the Canadian Western Agribition, an annual agriculture trade show held at Evraz Place in Regina. Cowboy hats, beautiful belt buckles, food eating competitions, Saskatchewan-made products, a contest to choose the most beautiful cow and so much more!
This event is held every year and I've made sure to add it to my list of the most fun events to photograph. There's a certain sparkle and aura when passionate people get together to showcase what they really love.
I was told to arrive hungry, so I followed my nose to the food court. The counter full of trophies beside Prairie Smoke & Spice BBQ caught my attention right away. I had the beef brisket sandwich. The texture of the beef was so unique, almost like tasty puffy clouds in my mouth.
While I've been to a rodeo before, I have never been to an eating competition. It turns out my friend Jesse, is a double champion of the Market Under the Stars Corn on the Cob Eating Contest. He explained all the ins and outs of competitive eating. I feel like I have been training for this sport my whole life!
With a full belly, I was ready for my next mission. I have been the Saskatchewanderer for eight months and it is finally time for me to buy cowboy boots. I found the perfect pair at Cowtown Boots. These boots are made for walking!
Next, I met up with the CAA Saskatchewan Safety Patrol and walked around the entire space to break in my new boots. Seeing all they do to manage the flow of traffic, both humans and animals made me feel thankful to CAA Safety Patrol for always ensuring everything is both safe and fun at the same time.
Jesse and I explored all the exhibits and he explained the different features of the tipi and the intentions behind the designs. I am always inspiried by the ways the Indigenous peoples of the prairies masterfully constructed these structures to create warm and comfortable homes perfectly designed for the landscape and climate.
To finish our day Jesse and I watched the cow show! We couldn't agree which cow was the prettiest, they were all so adorable. I'm curious what the actual judging criteria for the prettiest cow might be, they were all cute and fluffy - how can you choose just one?!