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11th Annual Rocky Mountain Sale
The 2002 Rocky Mountain Miniature Donkey Sale will be held,
Saturday, July 6th, 3:00 pm at the Cooke farm near Blackie, Alberta,
Canada. This annual event has been a " social gathering of
donkey enthusiasts" for the past 11 years.
The Cooke family is committed to making this weekend an enjoyable
time for everyone who can attend. Visitors are welcome to view the
donkeys anytime. The Rocky Mountain Sale donkeys will be washed and
in their stalls by noon Friday, July 5 and everyone is welcome to
visit throughout the day. The annual steak dinner, hosted by the
Consignors and Circle C, will take place on Friday, July 5th at 1:00
pm. We hope that you can join us for dinner!
The open house will continue Saturday, July 6th, 9:00 am until sale
time. The measuring of the sale donkeys will be at 1:00 pm. This is
a great opportunity to view the sale donkeys in a relaxed atmosphere
and enjoy some refreshments. After the measuring Auctioneer, Frank
McInenly will be available to meet any potential buyers who are not
familiar with auction bidding and answer any questions. At 3:00pm
"the Rocky Mountain Sale" starts!
After the Sale everyone is invited to stay for an Alberta beef
dinner and refreshments. This is a great time to visit with new
friends and donkey breeders.
Another feature event held on July 6th will be "the Silent
Auction" sponsored by the Calgary Stampede Miniature Donkey
Committee. All proceeds from this fun auction go to help fund the
Calgary Stampede Show and donkey research. There will also be other
vendors selling donkey art and equipment. You will find some truly
unique donkey items offered for sale so plan to check out the
After dinner the Miniature Donkey Promotional Group will host
"the 3rd Annual Miniature Donkey Lottery". The donkey
Lottery has proven to be an event enjoyed by all. It is a great
opportunity to view about 20 great miniature donkeys. Only 100
tickets will be printed and they will be sold for $100.00 each.
There is drama and fun as the Lottery tickets are drawn one by one.
The last ten ticket holders will each receive a prize. Then the
owner of the final Lottery ticket to be drawn will be able to select
the donkey that they like best and take it home! What a great
opportunity! The funds raised from the Lottery go towards supporting
Miniature Donkey Shows in Alberta, promoting donkeys and supporting
All donkeys entered in the Rocky Mountain Sale will be exportable
and the owners will provide any necessary health export papers
including a negative coggins document.
On Sunday, July 7th, guests are invited to a Continental Breakfast
at 11:00 am at Cooke Livestock. Following this there will be a
seminar presented by Norm Pederson on " How to start a driving
donkey". This is a very useful and informative seminar. This is
also a good time for the new owners to get to know their donkeys and
get ready for the Calgary Stampede Show. At 4:30 AM the Cooke
livestock crew will load up the show donkeys and head for the
Calgary Stampede show!
Many of the sale donkeys will have been entered in the Calgary
Stampede World Miniature Donkey Show and they will be delivered to
the Stampede show for their new owners. This is a unique opportunity
to buy a donkey that is ready for a world class show and to show it
at the famous Calgary Exhibition & Stampede.
You are invited to attend this fun filled weekend at the Rocky
Mountain Miniature Donkey Sale - don't forget to bring your show