“As Angus breeders, this is our life. The future of this industry will be strengthened by encouraging and supporting young people to stay in or enter into the business.”
Bill & Sylvia Jackson, Tullamore Farms, Ontario
"By funding the activities of the Juniors, it encourages them to form a pattern for life in the Angus breed."
Dave & Lynne Longshore, Bar-E-L Angus, Alberta
For those who are not aware of what the Foundation does, it was set up to promote aspects deemed important to the Angus breed. The aim of the Canadian Angus Foundation is as follows:
1) Preserve the history of our great breed and our industry.
2) Develop programs for the youth of our breed and those of the commercial industry. They are the future of the beef business and society in general.
3) Establish avenues of funding for research pertaining to the cattle industry.
We all have an interest in one or all of these goals. Funding of anything is always difficult when it seems that everyone has their hand out. The Foundation does an excellent job to ensure these goals are met. If you have ever asked yourself why you should contribute, all you need to do is read an Angus history book. Take in any Junior or 4-H event, or listen to the youth of our industry talk of the passion they have for breeding and raising cattle. Through funding from the Foundation, people are able to tell the true story of agriculture, and do research with our benefit in mind.
Wes Olynyk, Crescent Creek Angus, Saskatchewan
Angus Central has a large display of Canadian Angus artifacts and memorabilia. Please contact
Angus Central or Belinda Wagner if you have artifacts or memorabilia that you are interested in donating.
The Gift of Time
We are always looking for people to help with our programs. Whether you are available to help with the annual Building the Legacy fundraiser auction, have time to assist with the history project, or want to assist with judging scholarship applications, please contact us to let us know how and when you can help.
The Foundation gratefully accepts monetary donations to support specific initiatives and programs as well as unrestricted donations to be used where the greatest need exists.
Donations can be made on a one-time basis, on an annual basis as part of your charitable giving plan, or as a planned initiative through a will, living trust or insurance policy. All donations of $20 or more receive a tax receipt and are recognized in the annual report and online.
By purchasing a copy of the Canadian Angus Association's History Book you are supporting the Foundation which includes preservation and conservation of images and stories like the ones you see and read about in this great book.
Cookbooks as well as limited edition Wendy Risdale Angus prints are also for sale.
The 2019 edition of the Canadian Angus history book is available for purchase. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to add a piece of Canadian Angus history to your personal library.
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Angus Roots recipients at GOAL Conference 2020.
Left to right: Kailey Brandl, Jessica Davey, Baxter Blair, Kylie Willms, Hillary Sauder
The Canadian Angus Foundation has committed to "Building a Strong Foundation." This is an initiative that will allow members to get involved and provide building blocks for the Foundation to grow and find success with future projects. These include Angus Roots, which provides scholarship awards to six Juniors at Showdown each year; the opportunity to immortalize highly respected Angus breed builders or loved ones with a picture hung on the Wall of Honour at Angus Central; and The Breeder's Choice, which permanently recognizes a standout animal.