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Cattlemen’s Young Leaders Program celebrates graduates at CBIC


CYL graduates receive their certificates on stage at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


On August 16, 2022, the Canadian Cattle Association’s (CCA) Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Mentorship Program highlighted its impressive graduates as they crossed the stage to be recognized at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference (CBIC) in Penticton, B.C.


This year's group of graduating participants from the 2021-2022 CYL program year marks over 160 program graduates from across Canada since the program was established in 2010.


This year’s CYL graduates include:

· Amanda Miller (BC)

· Brock Larson (SK)

· Darren Dinsmore (NL)

· Diane Van Essen (AB)

· Emily Seed (ON)

· Holly Sparrow (SK)

· Janine Rubin (BC)

· Julia Flinton (BC)

· Laura Macrae (AB)

· Laura Scott (ON)

· Logan Houff (SK)

· Melissa Gablehaus (AB)

· Nikki Olson (AB)

· Rheanne Ritchie (AB)

· Victor Drury (QC)


Throughout the program year, graduates worked with a mentor in their specific area of interest in the Canadian beef industry for a nine-month period, utilized $2,000 allocated to fund their various industry travel and learning opportunities, and completed grad requirement such as the Verified Beef Production Plus Training and the Beef Advocacy Canada course. To view the full participant and mentor bios, visit the Participant Spotlight page at www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com.


In addition, 2019 and 2020 CYLs in attendance at the conference were welcomed to the stage to be recognized for their perseverance and contributions to the industry. The 2019 and 2020 CYLs graduated virtually last fall.


The CBIC celebration also welcomed the 2022 CYL semi-finalists to the stage who attended the conference to participate in the annual CYL Selections competition that took place earlier in the day. Sixteen of the 22 competing semi-finalists will be awarded a spot as a finalist in the upcoming program year.


The CYL Program looks forward to announcing the 2022 CYL finalists later this week.


About the CYL Program

The CYL Program is a national initiative of the Canadian Cattle Association which provides young people ages 18-35 with industry-specific training and mentorship opportunities. Through networking, travel and mentorship, participants are equipped with the skills they need to further the success of the Canadian beef industry. Since being established in 2010, the program has seen over 150 graduates. Learn more at www.cattlemensyoungleaders.com


The 2022 CYL semi-finalists recognized on stage at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Amanda Miller (left) with Mentor Larry Thomas (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Emily Seed (left) presented certificate by CCA President, Reg Schellenberg (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Laura Scott (left) presented certificate by CCA President, Reg Schellenberg (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Nikki Olson (left) presented certificate by CCA President, Reg Schellenberg (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Diane van Essen (left) presented certificate by CCA President, Reg Schellenberg (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Holly Sparrow (left) presented certificate by CCA President, Reg Schellenberg (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Julia Flinton (left) presented certificate by CCA President, Reg Schellenberg (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Victor Drury (left) presented certificate by Mentor, Graeme Finn (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


CYL Janine Rubin (left) presented certificate by Mentor, Jodie Griffin (right). Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


2019 and 2020 CYL grads in attendance at the conference were also called on stage to be recognized. Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.


2019 and 2020 CYL grads in attendance at the Canadian Beef Industry Conference. Photo courtesy of B.C. Photo.

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