HCBC’s Community Talks Travelling Road Show
First Stop in Prince George BC is a Success
The Horse Council BC (HCBC) Community Talks Travelling Road Show Equine Education Summit made its first stop of 2018 at the beautiful Ramada Plaza Prince George on Sunday, May 6th.
A good turnout of attendees expressed their happiness to HCBC for this type of educational event to come to their area, as well as their hope to have more in the future. 100 Mile House, Kelowna, and Victoria will follow as the next stops later this year.
Equine enthusiasts, including some from as far away as Calgary, Kitimat, and Williams Lake, were treated to a day of learning, listening and laughing with four experts who spoke on Nutritional Needs for Horses; Equine Parasite Management and Vaccination; Reproduction and Foaling; and Helping BC Farm Employers and Workers Make – and Keep – Their Workplaces Healthy and Safe.
Ken Wilkinson of Otter Co-Op spoke on nutritional needs for horses at the HCBC Community Talks Travelling Road Show in Prince George. Photo credit: Lisa Laycock
This stop of the Road Show also included a special presentation of the 2017 HCBC Bob James Volunteer of the Year Award to Chelsea Wallach and Lana Shields. Carolyn Dobbs, Zone 8 Representative of the HCBC Board of Directors, presented the award to Lana and Chelsea for their outstanding efforts in coordinating the equine evacuation centres during the 2017 wildfire season.
HCBC would like to thank Community Talks Travelling Road Show speakers, Ken Wilkinson, Equine Nutritionist; Dr Melanie Wowk, Manager Veterinary Services - Cattle/Equine/Genetics Product Support Zoetis Inc.; Wendy Bennett, Executive Director AgSafe; and Dr. Stephen Manning, Associate Dean of Clinical Programs, Western College of Veterinary Medicine; for their knowledgeable presentations and a great day of learning. HCBC also thanks Ramada Plaza Prince George for hosting the Road Show at their beautiful facility.
For more information on future HCBC Community Talks Travelling Road Shows, please visit the HCBC website.
About the Community Talks Travelling Road Show
The Community Talks Travelling Road Show is a program started by Horse Council BC in 2017. Its goal is to bring a day of equine education to communities around the province. Every stop on the Road Show includes expert speakers presenting on a wide range of topics. The 2018 program is sponsored by Otter Co-Op, SciencePure Nutraceuticals Inc., Langley Environmental Partners Society, Manure Link, Zoetis Canada Inc., Western College of Veterinary Medicine, and AgSafe BC. It will also include a day in Kelowna, 100 Mile House, and Victoria. Go to the HCBC website to learn more.
An excellent presentation on breeding and foaling was given by Dr. Stephen Manning, Associate Dean of Clinical Programs, Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
About Horse Council BC
Horse Council British Columbia is a member service organization that collaborates with business, industry, and government on behalf of equine welfare, sports, recreation, and the individual rider/driver. Tradition, strong values, and superior hard work provided by volunteers has made Horse Council BC the largest and most successful multi-discipline, multi-breed equine association in Canada.
For more information please email Jocelyn Adams.
Main Photo: HCBC 2017 Bob James Volunteer of the Year Awards were presented to Chelsea Wallach (left) and Lana Shields (right) by HCBC Zone 8 Representative Carolyn Dobbs for their outstanding efforts in coordinating the equine evacuation centers during the 2017 wildfire season.
Photo: Lisa Laycock