Holstein Canada

Program



Open Barns
Arrive ahead

Our barn doors are always open!

For those who arrive early and are looking for something to do, we have organized for a few farms to open their doors and welcome you. With all of the farms only minutes from Charlottetown, you are sure to expect some warm PEI hospitality coupled with great farms and cow talk!


Welcome Reception
April 24, 2019

Raise a glass to the East Coast!

Enjoy some East Coast hospitality while meeting up with old friends and making new ones. The evening’s festivities will include the opportunity to gain temporary "Islander Status”, all the while enjoying an array of local wines and flavours for your sampling. Leave your wallets behind - tonight’s welcome is on us!


Farm Tours
April 25, 2019

Discover diverse Holstein herds!

PEI is known for a being a hotbed of top end cattle, get a chance to meet their breeders and see the barns they come from! With a nice balance of all types of herds and facilities and stunning vistas at every corner, the farm tours are sure to please!

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Alternate Program
April 25, 2019

North Shore Highlights

Begin with a brief memorable city tour of historic downtown Charlottetown followed by your first stop at PEI Preserves in New Glasgow. You¹ll have more than enough time to sample homemade local preserves and locally made artisan crafts. Visit a family-owned cheese factory , Glasgow Glen Farms ­ tour the only Gouda Cheese production facility on PEI. Sample some of their amazingly flavored cheeses, as well as their wood fired oven pizzas! Stop for a chat with Chef Jeff owner and BIG Cheese, who used to work alongside the famous Chef Michael Smith.

Continue on to the coastal fishing village of North Rustico and the famous PEI National Park, home of Cavendish and Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Anne of Green Gables homestead and stroll the boardwalk, overlooking the beautiful sandy beaches of our Island. Continue on to Rustico Harbour, where you will visit a traditional fishing village and learn about the history of the PEI fishery. Relax and enjoy the picturesque landscape on the drive back to the city as your tour winds to a close.


Holstein Sale
April 25, 2019

Get ready for a competition!

The National Convention Sale is an elite Holstein sale that will boast 40 lots of the breed’s most popular genetics.

Supper at the sale: On the menu this evening is a fully loaded, all-you-can-eat, baked PEI potato buffet with a healthy serving of Island Mussels – delicious and local!


Holstein Show
April 26, 2019

Meet our lovely ladies!

Come and witness some of the best Holsteins from eastern Canada on display at the Atlantic Spring Showcase.

Prince Edward Island Breeders have always been notorious for producing National Show winners, including four Royal Winter Fair champions. The National Holstein Show in PEI promises to have some of the next North American stars present.


Bootleggers Ball
April 26, 2019

Step back to the Prohibition era!

It’s Prohibition time in the 20s, and breweries everywhere are shut down. Luckily, we found a sympathetic bartender willing to help us break into the PEI Brewing Company. Throw on your flapper dresses and slap on your suspenders, because we’re hosting an "illegal” Bootleggers Ball!

  • The first hour is Happy Hour
  • Best Dressed wins $100 tab at the bar.
  • Bring your cash! We’re featuring a special Bootlegger’s brew for a steal of a deal, until the still runs dry.
  • For supper we have food stations throughout the venue offering a wide variety of local Island cuisine.
  • BONUS! Late night pizza to help soak up all the moonshine.

Annual General Meeting
April 27, 2019

Share your member voice!

The Annual General Meeting is where producers, partners and the Board meet to hear updates on the last year, vote on resolutions, listen to fellow participants, and network with like-minded members of the industry. Come join the festivities and make your voice heard in Charlottetown!


Master Breeder Gala
April 27, 2019

Celebrate the 2018 winners!

The Master Breeder award ceremony is a highlight for anyone in attendance, but for the winning Holstein breeders and their families, it is a magical evening filled with pride and recognition for breeding excellence.