Stratton to host CCA ‘town hall’


The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association will be in the district next week to provide a unique opportunity for local producers.
A town hall-style meeting, one of only a few held every year, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Millennium Hall in Stratton.
A full evening is planned, with cocktails beginning at 4 p.m., a free dinner at 5 p.m., and then the main program and meeting taking place at 6 p.m.
CCA staff will be on hand to present a variety of topics, including foreign trade, the national check-off program, research, youth programs, and market updates.
Matt Bowman, current president of the Beef Farmers of Ontario, also will be in on hand, along with other BFO board members.
Local producer Kim Jo Bliss said she’s especially pleased the town hall is taking place here and the attention it will bring to the district.
“They have these meetings all over Canada so it is really awesome that they decided to host one here,” she enthused.
“Everyone should definitely come out.”
Bliss stressed the importance of getting as many people to attend as possible because this is such a unique opportunity.
“We need to show [the CCA] that we care about beef cattle in the Rainy River District and that there is still a lot of potential here,” she said.
Those planning to attend are asked to register at so organizers have an idea of how many people will be at the dinner.
Bliss also said she would be glad to help anyone having trouble registering.