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Upper Canada’s Village Horse Lover’s Weekend September 5, 6 & 7. September 5 will celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Canadian Horse coming to North America from France

RBC Chair John Mills Original Oil Painting of a Canadian Mare & Foal at Upper Canada Village Museum .
All proceeds from the auction of this painting at UCV on September 5th, 1pm. will be donated to 
TROTT, Equine Therapy Unit in Ottawa, ON. trott.ncf.ca
Online bidding for this beautiful painting can be made by clicking the link below
or you can send a bid by email to rbc@rarebreedscanada.org
You can also bid on September 5 in person, up to 1pm.at Upper Canada Village Museum.
If you can't make the event, bids will also be accepted by telephone at 204-573-8204 at anytime.
Thank you.
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Here is the image of RBC Chair John Mills Original Oil Painting of a Canadian Mare & Foal at UCV(Upper Canada Village Museum).
All proceeds from the auction at UCV on September 5th, will go to TROTT, equine therapy unit in Ottawa, ON.
John annually donates a few pieces of his work to RBC to help promote the heritage breeds of our
National Non-Profit Charitable Organization.
This piece is 12" X 14", stretched canvas, unframed, with hangar.
John's work can be seen at  www.johntmills.ca

 
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Upper Canada’s Village Horse Lover’s Weekend September 5, 6 & 7
September 5 will celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Canadian Horse coming to North America from France


On September 5 events using only Canadian Horses will include field work, threshing, power drag saw, horse drawn wagon and boat rides. The Canadian horse became the National Horse of Canada in 2002.  At 1 PM there will  be a parade of all the Canadian horses. The Canadian horses at the village will be used as well as  teamsters will be bringing Canadian horses from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec to participate in this special day.


 


 
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Rare Breeds Canada Old Black and White Photograph Contest

We are looking for old black and white photographs dating back to 1955 and older. Send up to three of your favourite old black and white photographs to the Rare Breeds office by September 7. The top ten photographs will be printed in the fall issue of Genesis.

The top three winners will receive the following as prizes.

Winner – A free one year membership to Rare Breeds Canada
and 500 ml of maple syrup from Sugar Maple Farms.

Second place – Signed copy of Horses, Harness and Homesteads
- The History of Draft Horses in Saskatchewan

Third place - Your choice of DVD from Draft Horse Connection

 
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Mark Chant Family Homestead

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Memories in photographs of my grandparent’s farm 1945, feeding more at the farm with my sister. The farm was in Nassagaweya Township of Halton County. The family had come from Yorkshire England in the 1830’s. Dr. J. David Richardson


Massey and Fergie turned four this week......and they are looking for a new oxen-handler. Call the RBC Office 204 824 2386 or Elwood Quinn at 514 941 1510 for more details.

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Casey - Eagle Ridge Suffolks

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Rose - Aryshire heifer


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CHECK OUT OUR 'EVENTS' PAGE TO SEE WHERE RARE BREEDS CANADA PLANS TO BE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. 
 




 

Rare Breeds Canada is a federally registered charitable organization formed in 1987. We are working to conserve, monitor and promote heritage and rare breeds of Canadian farm animals.
 

Conservation takes many forms: we work to increase populations, encourage registration of pure stock, assist farmers to find breeding stock, educate the public, maintain a bank of rare semen and create networks so farmers can find and exchange stock and find markets for their produce.
 

Markets are developing for heritage meats–in many cases demand outstrips supply. Thanks to years of dedicated work by Livestock Conservation organization around the world, there is a glimmer of hope for heritage breeds. As long as we will eat them, farmers will keep them.
 

Many breeds that played a vital part in feeding Canadians in the past are still in danger of extinction. Our annual Conservation List takes the pulse of these fragile populations. Rare Breeds Canada also collects data in targeted census counts to understand population distribution.
 

Food security is an important issue in our conservation effort. The genetics of the older rustic breeds have qualities that are in demand now and may be invaluable in the future. Today’s industrial farming methods of intensification and specialization 

have put our food supply at risk by creating a dangerous dependency on a narrow genetic base and highly mechanized management.
 

Heritage breeds are thrifty, easy keepers– are disease resistant, birth easily, and have superior mothering abilities. Chefs and cheese 

makers all over the world are excited about the superior taste of heritage meat & dairy products.

Heritage breeds are ideally suited to organic and sustainable agriculture systems such as rotational grazing and natural, outdoor livestock housing. They complement smallholdings and can be equally successful commercially in the developing niche markets for conscientious consumers.

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