Austin’s Threshermen’s Reunion & Stampede will be rocking and rolling starting today, Thursday, July 29th, going until Sunday, July 31st.
Angie Klym, president of the Manitoba Agricultural Museum, shares there is much excitement in the air for the first Reunion & Stampede since the pandemic.
“It is such a pleasure to see the return of our volunteers and the museum come back alive with all of the excitement and the enthusiasm by everyone. We are a little bit nervous going back in. You wouldn’t think that with a couple of years off, you would lose your rhythm. But sometimes, when you try to get back in, and you try to jump straight back in, it just feels slightly foreign. But I’ll tell you, it’s like riding a bicycle or getting back into the groove, and things are getting done.”
Klym outlines some of the events throughout the weekend.
“We have our Pioneer Power Parade every day at 1:30 for entertainment in the afternoon. In the evenings, we have our Corn and Barley Corral. Then of course, one of our premier evening events is the Canadian Cowboys Association and Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo. We are super-excited to have all of those marquee pieces back and available at our reunion this year.”
Klym talks about entertainment for the children.
“We’ve created a Pioneer Adventureland for our little pioneers this year, and we partnered with Oak Hammock Marsh to bring some events for our children and visitors. So, on Friday, they’re going to do some critter dipping. I can’t say I know exactly what that is. On Saturday, they have Animal Detective Stations, which I think sounds really, really honest ominous. Then on Sunday, we have a reptile show that’s happening in the afternoon. And then what type of children’s adventureland