Wednesday, January 15, 2020

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder"

~Thomas Haynes Bayly

Let's get a few things out of the way; Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, sorry I've been missing from this little space for so long.  All done, let's move on. 

As I may have mentioned on more than one or five occasions, I am competing with Team Canada at the World Butcher Challenge in September. 

"From January 17-21 Team Canada will travel a total distance of 39,723.8 kilometres to practice together. If anyone doubts how badly we want to win #wbc2020🇨🇦 , we’ve already travelled this distance twice before to practice. In total, Team Canada will have travelled over 357,000 kilometres just to practice. Away from families, away from our own shops and businesses. If that’s not commitment to your craft and representing your country, then I’m not sure what is!!!"
As part of our training weekend we will be kicking things off at Popowich meat co this Friday and you can come and support the team and check out a little of what we do.

A message from Popowich meat Co.;
This Friday we’ve been able to secure 5 of the team members between 2-3pm before they head down to Olds. Our plan is to have a meet and great with the group, to hear about what they’ve been up to and what the competition is all about, and to also watch them break down a side of pork into the various chops and roasts you are used to seeing in meat counters. If you’ve ever been interested in what a butcher does, the different tools they use, and where your meat comes from, this will be a great event for you to attend. With over 150 years of combined experience in the industry, they’ll be happy to answer all your questions!!

We have limited space for the event. The team is entirely self funded, so we are asking for a $20 donation that will go entirely towards their training funding. And I promise that we’ll keep the heat nice and high to keep you warm during this crazy Alberta winter week!

The Popowich Meat Company is located at 6853-170 Street, just south of Whitemud on 170st in the Wolf Willow Shopping Plaza (near Starbucks and Sorrentinos restaurant).

It's going to be a great afternoon, we hope you can join us.

You can also support the team at our Go Fund Me Page

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  1. brings back memories of breaking beef on the rail and lugging it to the saw..fronts were hard but a little easier if the bandsaw was big enough..kept me healthy and strong


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