June 13, 2018

Rosso Re-Elected President

Darwin Rosso of Moose Jaw, SK was re-elected President of the Canadian Charolais Association at their Annual General Meeting June 9th at Collingwood, ON. Mike Elder, Coronach, SK was re-elected to the board and moved into the 1st Vice-President spot while Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB was re-elected to the board and moved into the 2nd Vice-President spot. Rounding out the executive is Past President Brian Couglin, Cobden, ON. Newly elected to the board for Ontario was Roger Maloney of Indian River.

2018 Charolais Association Board of Directors, front row President Darwin Rosso, Moose Jaw, SK; General Manager Mel Reekie, back row Past President Brian Coughlin, Cobden, ON; 2nd Vice-President Kasey Phillips, Waskatenau, AB; Shawn Airey, Rivers, MB; Jim Olson, Portage la Prairie, MB; Mathieu Palerme, Gatineau, QC & Roger Maloney, Indian River, ON. Missing 1st Vice-President Mike Elder, Coronach, SK; Allan Marshall, Innisfail, AB & Lorne Lakusta, Andrew, AB.


May 28, 2018

Former Charolais Breeder Passes

Ken Poole, of Moose Jaw passed, away Saturday, May 26th. Ken was predeceased by his wife MaryAnn. They ran Pooledale Charolais from the early 1970s for many years and were very active in the 1980s showing cattle across the prairies at numerous summer and fall shows. Ken was also a director on the Saskatchewan Charolais Association Board of Directors. A come and go tea will be held Thursday, May 31st at 2:30 in the Harvey room of the Moose Jaw Funeral Home.

May 19, 2018

Very influential Pioneer Breeder passes

John Rudiger of Rudiger Ranches, Calgary, AB passed away May 18th at the age of 84. John was a director of the Canadian Charolais Association from 1960 to 1969 and from 1993 to 1999. He was the 1st president of the Saskatchewan Charolais Association in 1964, among the first group included in the SCA Honour Scroll in 1991 and was in the first group put on the CCA Honor Roll in 1999. A Celebration of John’s Life will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Eden Brook Funeral Home (17 Ave SW and Lower Springbank Rd) at 1:00pm. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting


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