Monday, 2 October 2017

Daughter impacted by FASD wins invite to Provincial Fair

This past weekend, my daughter showed unbelievable character and resolve and finally achieved her goal of showing at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto Nov.4-7.  After eight years of practice, development and determination, she finished second at the local fair, Grand Champion at the district fair and now fourth at the regional fair in Metcalfe.  While at the Metcalfe fair, she was surprised with an interview by the judge and misunderstood his question.  The judge proceeded to announce to the crowd he was placing her second to last because she didn't know anything about her cow as she was exiting the arena.  When she got back to the barn for the intermission, the cow beside her starting choking so she pulled it tongue to the side and removed the obstruction.  However, the cow then bit her finger causing it to bleed profusely.  She rushed to first aid, got it wrapped up, and then did her second showing.  She pulled it together so well the judge said the difference between the first place cow and hers in fourth place was very minimal.  Because of her resolve and determination, the Grenville 4H Beef Club extended an invitation to her to show at the Granddaddy of them all, the Royal Winter Fair where she will compete against the best across the province.  The show will be live streamed and the live stream
address will be posted here once it is live.
However, we now have to figure out how to get her cow, her mother and her transported to Toronto and stay overnight for three days in a month.  We are being told it will cost about $1000 to accomplish this as she is not able to navigate this on her own unlike the other participants.  The Grenville 4H Beef Club does post a sponsor board at the front gate for the 300,000+ attendees to see.  If you would like to bring some awareness to the general public from all over the province about your favorite organization, please consider making any size donation to the Go Fund Me page that Sky has created.  Help us help her realize this dream.

The 4H Pledge

                            I pledge
My head to clearer thinking
My heart to greater loyalty
My hands to larger service
And my health to better living
For my club
My community
My country

And my world 

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