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Articles by Gord Vaadeland

Gord is the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. Aside from that, he also owns and operates Sturgeon River Ranch, a horse based adventure tourism company on the Wild West Side of Prince Albert National Park. Gord and the Ranch have twice been featured on the popular OLN program, Mantracker and on Discovery World HD’s National Park’s Project. Gord is also the Executive Director of the Sturgeon River Plains Bison Stewards and serves as Watershed Awareness Initiative Coordinator for the Provincial Council of Agriculture Development and Diversification Boards.

CPAWS, the Hill, & a cowboy


A couple weeks ago, I’m sitting in a beautiful restaurant at the Mill in Wakefield, Quebec with some of my CPAWS friends from across the country. We’re having a great supper and the room is buzzing with excitement, as we are all heading to Parliament in a couple days for some meetings with MP’s and Senators from all of the Parties represented in the House. All told, there will be a few dozen of us meeting with about 80 of them, so needless to say, we were getting pretty pumped! The food was wonderful and the mood was light and happy. Now, I’m sure our National Executive Director wasn’t intentionally planning to dampen the mood, but this is kind of where the trouble started. Eric sits down beside me and says “So, just what are you planning on wearing to Parliament?”

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