There is sad news that Ethel Hollihan, a dear friend and a founding member of the club back in 1989 passed away recently. Ethel and Merv worked long and hard as club members and executive, Ethel being our sec/treasurer for more years than most can remember and always an organizer and worker for our annual show at Tees AB. The club will be honoring her in some way for her vast contributions over the years.

A picture of Ethel and Merv at Longears days a few years ago. Ethel was a fixture at club events and will be sorely missed.

Also some of you remember or know Angie Pierce[Jensen] of Tofield AB. Angie and her husband Dale judged our last year\s show at Tees. Dale passed away just a few days prior to Ethel of pancreatic cancer. Angie had just lost her only child, Cody, a few months prior to this. Both Angie and Cody had participated in the show and Angie still has her mule Lollipop who is in her mid thirties. So much loss of people that have been contributing members of the club. There will be no service for Dale at their request. Dale posted his journey on facebook and his positive attitude and inspiring posts will be put into print when Angie is able.

The club has been approached by the Lacombe Days Parade Coordinator to see if any of our members are interested in going in the July 23rd parade in particular those whom are able to drive as they are looking for carriages or carts for the parade dignitaries to ride in. Even if you don't drive they'd still like to see members there. The parade entry form detailing guideline and more information can be found at their website and on this pdf file

Jen Johnson will be coordinating this so please contact her for further information.
(403) 783-5441 ext 1245

Bob Leggett, a very familiar face to ADMC members, is going to be featured in next months Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine

The Long Ears Days event will be moving to Eagle Hill the second weekend of August. Check out the link to Long Ears Days and look for the new link to miniture donkey driving patterns.

Tindell clinics

The most recent update regarding Tindell Clinics and Directions and a new brochure This is a link to the current schedule of clinics Finally this is Jerry's website if you wish to know more about Jerry Tindell or more about his program and the place that payments must be made. -->

The club has set some rules/guidelines regarding participation in events in which you identify you and your animal with the ADMC. They can be viewed in this document also some comments about participating at HORSE shows can be reviewed with this

The August newsletter is here

The club continues to highlight a resource file that was been added for donkey owners to review with their farriers. Check out the donkey hoof care document.

Participants in the Colt Starting [ or restarting] class at the Jerry Tindell Clinic at Lakedell Arena, Westerose AB. in June. Jerry's in the middle on his great mule Doc who assisted all the colts in the round pen.

This site has lots (couldn't come up with a better word; plethora sounds to highbrow!) of good information and contains most of what you need to come out and enjoy your time with donkeys and mules. Learn about donkey and mule terms, events, resources... we even point you to breeders so you can enjoy your very own donkey or mule!

Look around the site, enjoy the pictures and decide if donkeys and mules are for you. ...Or, if you already know these special equines have a place in your heart - no need to own one to start having fun! Join the Alberta Donkey and Mule Club now!