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Gazette Monthly | November Edition
Guest Quote of the Month

" The atmosphere, the scenery, the great people, the horses, the lake, awesome food and just an all around great place to be. "
September 22, 2018 - G.S
November 15 2018

A Message from John Lovelace, President and CEO of the Flying U Ranch:

We have an exciting year lined up for 2019. However, before we say goodbye to the season we thought in this newsletter we would look back at some of the highlights of 2018. A special shout out to the staff who worked so hard to make it all happen. Also, a warm thanks to all the guests who support us by making the ranch part of their lives every year. 

Here at the Ranch, we are proud to stay that we have and maintain a 5 Star rating! 

2018 Recap

2018 was an amazing season. It started with our Bluegrass Camp and it was non stop right into the wrangler week in October. We had lots of familiar faces but we also had a record number of brand new visitors. We had guests from all over the world too - 14 countries in all, including Australia, Japan, China, Germany, Switzerland and France. Our newly added activities were a hit among the guests with many people returning early from the ride so that they could head out to the dock for some tubing or to head up to the archery field.

Wild West Adventure Camp

Our first annual Wild West Adventure Camp was a huge success.  The camp is a totally new family concept based on a parent and child summer camp. The kids enjoyed a full supervised camp during the day with wide range of activities from learning to ride to barrel racing, canoe lessons, archery, hiking, talent show and more.  Parents were able to enjoy the day riding, reading or lounging at the waterfront. In the evening, parents and kids hung out together around the camp fire or other free time activities. All the camp kids made new friends throughout the week and most of them are already booked next year! 
With the camp now being 80% full for 2019 do not hesitate to book for your family. Our 2019 Wild West Adventure Camp will take place from July 1 - 5, 2019. 

Scouts Canada

We were very excited to welcome the boys and girls from Scouts Canada to the ranch this year. They camped out at our beautiful new Spring Lake site where they got to enjoy the full camping experience. They had a busy week filled with activities with trail rides, canoeing, hiking, archery and even did a survival night up in the Wilkinson pasture. 


Photo by Bonfire Pictures

We were very lucky to be able to host Clare and Reis Bush with their families and friends to celebrate their wedding day! The weather was spectacular and with all the activities everyone had a blast! We look forward to seeing the happy couple again at the ranch in the future. Congratulations Clare and Reis!

School Trips

Each year we welcome several schools to the ranch in the Spring. Bringing new groups of kids to the ranch is one of our favourite times of the year. There is nothing better than watching kids discover the joy of horseback riding and the bonds they create with their horses over the week. Duchess Park, Vancouver Technical Secondary and St. Michaels University School all made their annual trips to the ranch this year and left with a lifetime of new memories. 

Wrangler Report

Our wranglers were kept busy this summer working with our wonderful herd. The horses had a great season and had an amazing time exploring the trails with our guests. They have now settled into their winter pasture and are enjoying their vacation time. We have added some new horses to the herd that will be ready to hit the trails with our guests in the Spring.
We are excited to introduce you to the following horses for our new season in 2019:

JRFM Contest

We tried something new this year with THE Country Music Station in the Vancouver area, 93.7 JRFM.  We did two back to back promotions and it was a huge success drawing new guests up to the ranch from all over the lower mainland. You can be sure we will be doing it again in 2019 so expect to hear all about the Flying U on Vancouver's #1 Country station!

Booking Deals!

If you haven't yet booked for your 2019 Flying U Vacation now is the perfect time! We have held over our 2018 rates and bookings received before December 1st, 2018 will get their stay at our 2018 rates!

Important Dates for 2019

Spring Wrangler for a week event
April 29 - May 3
**Sorry Fully Booked **

Victoria Day Long Weekend
Great Spring riding, spectacular vibrant green trails 
May 17 - 20

Special Open House with a Surprise Performer
May 18

Vancouver Technical Secondary School Stay
May 20 -24

Duchess Park Secondary School Stay
June 3 - 7

Canada Day Long Weekend
Always popular so why not book soon?  
June 28 - July 1

Wild West Adventure Camp
Fun For the Entire Family  
July 1 - 5
**80% booked so think about reserving now **

August Long Weekend 
August 2 - 5
**Sorry this weekend is now fully booked**

Labour Day Long Weekend
Usually great weather and a fun weekend at the Flying U  
August 30 - September 2

Wrangler Week Group A 
Fence Repair work Wood cutting  Fall ranch chores 
October 7 - 11

Thanksgiving Weekend
October 11 - 14
** Sorry this weekend is now fully booked**

Wrangler Week Group B
Final close up of the ranch  
October 15 - 18

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