From the Archives ~ Fred Feistmann

Working Cowboy to Wealth Management Consultant ~ Spirit of the West by Hugh McLennan Ol’ Sambo was wearing somebody else’s saddle and it had the look of a rig owned by a full-time working cowboy. The slick fork Wade with a well- used, 60-foot soft poly rope neatly coiled, a pair of leather hobbles hanging …

Scratch-My-Back Cookies

Bill and Pearl Collins – Leecoll Stables, Calgary, Alberta These cookies were Pearl’s Grandmother Harrington’s favorite. MAKES 2 DOZEN COOKIES 3/4cup butter1 cup brown sugar1 egg1-1/4 cups flour1/2 tsp salt1 tsp vanilla1/2 tsp baking soda1 cup rolled oats1 cup coconut ~ Mix butter, sugar and egg. Add remaining ingredients.  Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet …

From the Archives ~ GJ Bucking Horses

The End of an Era It’s the end of an era.  For the last 37 years, Gene and Joy Allen of the beautiful, remote Kispiox Valley in north-western British Columbia have bred some of North America’s most flamboyant bucking horses. Their high-kicking bloodlines run in many of today’s top rough stock herds. But eventually time …

From the Archives ~ A Hat and a Hammer

Bud Brewster’s Tourism Legacy in the Canadian Rockies When John Brewster came to “Siding 29” in 1886 to start a dairy, little did he know the profound impact his family would have on Banff becoming a world-class tourist destination. And it would be one salient great-grandson who would step forward to continue building his family’s …

From the Archives ~ A Life of Simple Truth

“Lord, let me live until I die.” ~ Will Rogers This quote may seem strange until you think about who wrote them. Will Rogers started off as a trick roper — even starring in his own movie, The Roping Fool, but it was his credo of respect for all of humanity that he is remembered …