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On Sunday September 15th 2013, the Southlands Riding Club will be hosting the 12th annual Southlands Country Fair. The Country Fair has become a popular annual tradition where citizens of the lower mainland are invited to come enjoy “a day in the country without leaving the city”. The Fair runs from 10:00-4:00 RAIN or SHINE (most events will be moved under cover if it rains)
The Fair features pony rides, petting farm, old fashioned games, spectacular equestrian entertainment by Southlands Riding Club members, a Silent Auction, a local arts and crafts market, farmers market, music, book sale, face painting, hay piles, bouncy horses, delicious food enjoyed outdoors, and much more! This year we are also featuring a live performance by the Lollipop Girls, as well as a visit from a few of the Housewives of Vancouver!
The Fair is a place where young and old alike can experience the charm and magic of our unique corner of the city. Entry is by donation, parking is free, some activities cost $1.00-$5.00, while many others are free.
Each year, partial proceeds from the Fair are donated to Charity with a focus on bringing together underprivileged children, and horses.
For the past few years, my Equestrian coach has been organizing the Country fair. It’s kinda crazy because i remember going to it when I was about 4. Over the past few years I have been doing riding demonstrations there, such as Prince Philip Games, High jumps, Pony races, and Double Slaloms. It’s always a blast, and a pleasure to watch. But this year, I’ll be switching it up a tad this year, by representing Miss Teen Vancouver – World! Though I still will be riding, I shall be in the parade, being a public attraction and much more! I am so stoked and if your reading this you are now obligated to attend, you won’t regret it! Here are some pictures of me last year.
It’s so amazing how horses are just an everyday routine for me, like a pet or a job, but the way people view horses reminds me just how special these animals are. I appreciate the country fair so much, because the southlands community is so close knit and supportive, and I love to share it with the rest of the world.
I hope to see you there!!
Peace Lovelies, Dani.
Thank you so much to Dr. Michael Drance at Downtown Dental for shiny my now pearly whites!
Thank you to Lisa Jones at Spooks Equestrian for promoting my Facebook!
Thank you to Richard Dolmat Photography for donating his time to take some great shots!
Thanks you to Plum for donating their studio for Richard to take some pictures!
Thank you to ML Design for helping me design my Business card!
Thank you to After Five for giving me a discount on my Ball gown!
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First of all, I’d like to thank S-Trip! for sponsoring Miss Teen Canada’s blog network assignment #4. When I read this blog assignment, my eyebrow was raised, yet my smirk was from ear to ear. First of all I am in grade 10, and have never even considered what my Graduation trip would be like. Then second of all, I do all my school work from home, and I am not sure even if I will be in traditional school for grade 12, let alone who I would S-Trip! with! So In this blog assignment, my imagination will be put to the test and I’ll be describing my dream S-trip! So I am putting my thinking cap on, and shall we have some fun with this one? I am thinking yes.
I have only ever flown to three places in my life, and those are Palm Desert, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Though I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to visit these places at least once a year, I have always wondered what it’s like on the other side of the fence. The other side of the “tourist destination” fence. The side with the blue water, palm trees and tan people drinking out of coconuts. I would love to be inside a holiday post card, or those photos that come with picture frames. It seems so surreal, but I often forget those pictures are taken by real people, and those destinations are just a flight away. With S-trip, that dream that is often pondered upon could become a reality.
My destination of choice is hands downs the Isla Cozumel. I have a hard time imagining myself lying on their powdery cream beaches, soakin’ in the smell of sunscreen, and listening to the clear blue waves crash. According to the imagination of Dani, 99% of humans have always dreamt of going Snorkelling, and the other 1% is lying. *laughs* I would love to go snorkelling, It would be so amazing to be so close to such a forbidden-by-the-laws-of-gravity environment. After watching “Jaws”, it was confirmed that going snorkelling was on my life bucket list. I would hands down go swimming with sharks! BRING IT ON. I have a deep love for fishies! the fact that every three seconds their memory resets is comforting and so un-judgmental.
Another activity I would love to do on my S-trip! is go to a dolphinarium! I am aware that there are two on the island, and after studying about the Caribbean islands in school a few years ago, my standards had been raised from aquariums. Did you know there is such thing as an Orca Dolphin? (see photo below)
I have only ever travelled with my family, and I can’t really imagine travelling with friends… I mean I get the worst morning breath and I don’t know if my friends would be that forgiving… *laughs* I feel like it would be pretty fun though, It would be one step closer to travelling by myself. Which I totally would do, but I have always wondered what it would be like to taste another city without my mommy (which I will be experiencing in about 3 days in Toronto!) I honestly have no idea where I will be in 2/3 years, let alone who I will be graduating with. I hope that I will keep my promise to my friend Chloe, and go to prom with her wearing purple tux’s. Though maybe I will be going to prom with Joe Jonas? maybe Paul Mccartney? I’m down for that. Even better I’d love to go to an exotic location with them! Yet speaking from the present, I would hope to go on the S-trip my best friend Kayla (whom I am sure you have read about in my past blogs.) She’s my person, and I could have all the friends in the world but none of them would matter if they weren’t as great as Kayla. She is just a little ball of joy, so I feel like she would be a great up beat person to travel with. We like to shop at fun little stores, so I know that the downtown of Isla Cozumel would be perfect for us to muck around in.
Anyways, I am exhausted, Just got back from a horse show. It wen’t great thanks for asking, except for the fact I fell off and hurt my wrist :0
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Wooooooooah. I thought the Dunbar Little League parade was a huge event! I used to go to Fiesta days with my best friends, “The Friendly Four”, when we were 7, but I have not been since then. Which I completely regret! I completely forgot how fun local carnival’s are.
We started off the day early Saturday morning to open Fiesta days with the annual parade to the park. Thick crowds lined the sides of the road, cheering and waving as a I drove by. I was luckily followed by a marching band, so I had music to groove to, which was nice, because music is a huge part of my life, and I could name basically everything they played!
Once we got to the park, I was asked upon stage for an honourable mention. I felt famous! I than was introduced to many important people, such as Canadian politician, Joyce Murray!
And mr. Beluga whale from the Vancouver Aquarium!
I signed a petition to stop drug abuse in adolescence
Then topped off a fantastic day with a free ride on the Ferris wheel!
Weeeeoooo I am still recovering from sore facial muscles! See y’all soon
PEACE LOVELIES, ✰Dani Lafleur✰
Personalized bath towels for Equestrians.
A huge shout out to Signature Towels for sponsoring the Miss Teen Canada World Blog Network assignment #3.
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Right as I read this assignment, I knew that I had to tie this simple, but brilliant idea into equestrianism. The beautiful thing about being a horse owner is the close knit community. Everyone is so proud to represent there barn in anyway possible, such as embroidered jackets, tack boxes, horse blankets, and basically anything where you can show your pride. Towels, towels, towels, a common item in each and every stable.
Now trust me on this one. I know for a fact that this would be a hit in the horse world. Stable after stable are always trying to find something new to accent there barn with, to make it look more professional (and expensive.) This is why I believe that personalized hand towels would be perfect, because you could get your horses name, the stables name or simply a horse embroidered.
The way I see the direction of this commercial going is very sophisticated and classic. The classic horse product commercial generally goes this way, and is almost always sponsored by Rolex. I envision the commercial with clips of big equestrian show jumping (possibly a rider or team we sponsored? i.e. Canadian gold medal team or Eric Lamaze.) and then pan across a barn with tack boxes lined up with embroidered towels across the stalls with the barn logo. Then during the clips of the horse and rider jumping, there would be black script writing saying something like “Endurance” for about 3 – 5 seconds, then it would show a clip of the stable with the towels for about 2-3 seconds, then another clip of a jump saying “Speed”, then back to the stable, then back to the horse saying “Patience”. Something very dramatic like that.
There would be classical piano music playing, something like Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven (which in my opinion is the best classical piano ballad ever written). Then there would be a close up to the towel, and a man’s voice describing the towel (quality, fabrics, embroidery, etc.)
“Formed from 100% Plush Terry cotton, Signature towels are completely personalized by you. They are available in select colours, four different initial styles and twenty one different fonts.”
Short and sweet, enjoy!
PEACE ON STREETS