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See you in 2014 at

Jan. 17-19

Golden, CO

Colorado Cowboy Gathering


Jan. 29-

Feb. 1

Elko, NV

National Cowboy Symposium

Feb. 7-9
Sierra Vista, AZ

Cochise Cowboy Gathering

Feb. 14-16
Ellensburg, WA

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

Feb. 21-22
Alpine, TX

30th annual Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

March 21
Cochrane, AB
Seniors Party, hosted by MLA Ron Carey
April 10
Lethbridge, AB
Proud to be hosting the 27th annual Management Scholarship Fundraising Dinner honouring John Davis
May 3
Calgary, AB
Private party for Nurses' Reunion
May 4-6
Jasper, AB
IBAA Convention, host and performer
June 27
Crossfield, AB
Seniors Barbecue and party
July 6
Calgary, AB
Holy Nativity Stampede Church
July 13
Calgary, AB
Red Deer Lake United Stampede Church
July 18-20
Vilna, AB
Cowboy and Classic Country Festival
July 30
Saltspring Island, BC
with Cowboy Celtic, screening of I Found My Tribe
Aug. 8
Southern Alberta
date pending with Eli Barsi, check back for details
Aug. 10
Rumsey, AB
25th annual Stars Air Ambulance Ride
Oct. 30-Nov. 2
Heber City, UT

Heber City Cowboy Poetry and Buckaroo Fair

Oct. 28
Wellsville, UT

in concert with Eli Barsi

Nov. 7
Claresholm, AB

Legacy Banquet

(403) 625-3351

Nov. 15
U of C, Calgary, AB
Ted Talks
Nov. 21-23
Monterey, CA

Monterey Cowboy Festival



And in 2015 at Sierra Vista, AZ (Feb 6-8);

Alpine, TX (Feb. 27-28) and Kamloops, BCMarch 13-15)



Some memory makers in 2013:

Jan. 17-20
Golden, Colorado

24th annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering

Feb. 8
Calgary, AB

MDS Canada Meetings, Dalhousie Mennonite Church

Feb. 21-24
Alpine, TX

Texas Cowboy Gathering, Sul Ross University Campus in beautiful Alpine, TX

March 1, 2
Longview, AB

In concert with California's award-winning cowboy troubadour Dave Stamey. Not to be missed! 8 p.m. both nights. email or call (403) 558-2415  This will be Dave's first-ever Canadian concert - right in the heart of cowboy country.

March 8-10
Kamloops, BC

Kamloops Cowboy Festival, Canada's premier western entertainment event.

April 26
Calgary, AB

Private event for Teen Challenge

May 10

Red Deer Lake United Church (On Hwy 22X, just west of Spruce Meadows) In concert with Eli Barsi. Doors open at 6:30; show at 7:30

Tickets: $20. (403) 256-3181 ext. 5

May 24-26
Nordegg/Rocky Mountain House

Canadian Rockies Festival, David Thompson Resort.

May 31
Canmore, AB
In concert with The Wardens ( at St. Michael's Anglican Church. Limited seating; tickets at Harvest Moon Acoustics and Cafe Books  Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 7:30
June 12-24``
On tour in Ireland

June 13 Clancy's Bar in Athy, 8 p.m.

June 14, Central Bar and Restaurant, Navan

June 15 private event, Trim, County Meath

June 16 Haymakers Festival, 3 p.m., Trim

June 18 Ashford Castle

June 20 Bushmills Inn, County Antrim

June 21 Irish Folklore Department, University College, Dublin

June 26
West of Turner Valley
Private event, Calgary Stampede
July 8

Bow Rivers Edge Campground

Private event for Maple Leaf RVers

July 14
Red Deer Lake United Church

Stampede Church Service  10:30 a.m.

July 15
Turner Valley, AB
Private event, high school reunion
July 16
Longview, AB
Wedding party, private event
Sept. 9
Turner Valley Golf Course
100 Years of Thunder with Bruce Innes, hosted by Millarville Ag. Society
Sept. 14
Glenbow Ranch near Cochrane
Trail Ride and Fund Raiser
Sept. 27-28
Fort St. John BC
Friday and Saturday night shows at local arts centre. Check back soon for details. Appearing with Brian Salmond and Tom Cole.
Nov. 21

I Found My Tribe film debut  7:30 p.m.

Featuring guest artist Eli Barsi and film producer Denise Calderwood

Red Deer Lake United Church

(403) 201-3417 or (403) 245-0618

Nov. 22 Second film debut at Sheep River Library, Turner Valley Sold Out
Nov. 23 Third film debut at Empress Theatre, Fort Macleod, 7:30 p.m. 1-800-540-9229;
Nov. 27
Ponka, AB

Cowgirl Christmas with Eli Barsi

Ponoka Drop-In Centre, 7 p.m.

Nov. 30

Canmore, AB

In concert with The Wardens

( at St. Michael's Church. Limited seating, tickets at Harvest Moon Acoustics and Cafe Books. Doors open at 7, show at 7:30. Our spring version of this show sold out in May.

Dec. 1
Heritage Pointe, DeWinton, AB

Bees Knees Cafe, Dinner and DD

Limited seating.  (403) 256-0618

Dec. 18
Lethbridge, AB
Breakfast Christmas party, private function





Thanks for these great 2012 gigs:

Feb. 1-4
Elko, NV

28th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

2012 schedule is posted, order tickets now

Feb. 11
Cochrane, AB
Provincial Rural Crime Watch AGM
Feb. 24-25
Alpine, TX

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Sul Ross University. One of the best events of its kind.

March 17
Calgary, AB
Menno Simons School Spring Fling: A Salute to the Calgary Stampede
April 20-22
Santa Clarita, CA

Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival

May 2-3


Stavely, AB

Poet-in-Residence  A Salute to the Calgary Stampede

May 2
Calgary, AB

Nature Conservancy of Canada 50th Anniversary Gala, with Stuart McLean

6 p.m. Westin Hotel

June 13
Black Diamond, AB
Matinee concert with Eli Barsi, High Country Lodge
June 14
Canmore, AB

Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

With Eli Barsi. Tickets at the door (this will be a sell-out) 7:30

June 15

Sirocco Golf Course

Calgary, AB

At Home on the Range

Eli Barsi and DD in concert at the most beautiful golf course in Calgary, in celebration of the Calgary Stampede's 100th anniversary.

(403) 201-5505;

June 16
High River, AB

Carlsons on Macleod

100 Years of Thunder with Bruce Innes

8 p.m. (403) 601-8774

June 27
In the hills west of Turner Valley
Calgary Stampede Corporate Committee Ladies Trail Ride (private party)
June 20
Calgary, AB
Wild West Word Fest Salute to the Calgary Stampede. In concert with Bruce Innes. Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library
July 8
Calgary, AB

Holy Nativity Stampede Church Service

12707 Bonavista Drive SE (403) 278-0001

July 15
Calgary, AB

First Mennonite Stampede Church

2600 Richmond Road SW

(403) 249-8784

July 20-22
Vilna, AB
The second annual and very fine Cowboy/Country Gathering in Vilna (north east of Edmonton)
July 27
Calgary, AB

Order of the Blue Goose Luncheon

Hyatt Hotel

Aug. 17-19
Stony Plain

Stony Plain Cowboy Festival

Sept. 20
Blind Bay, BC

Ballads and Bards at Shuswap Lake Estates Community Centre with Duane Stewart, Larry and Jane Stephenson  7:30 p.m.

((250) 675-2523

Sept. 30
Millarville Race Track
Volunteer party for Millarville Ride for Stars
Oct. 4-7
Durango, CO

Durango Cowboy Gathering

Oct. 31-Nov. 4
Heber City, UT

Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Buckaroo Fair

Nov. 11
Josephburg, AB

Moyer Recreation Centre

Nov. 16
Brooks, AB

In concert with the Rawling Brothers

Griffin Park Theatre. Tickets: (403) 362-4498



A gorgeous afternoon in paradise (Emandal Farm)

near Willits, CA


"We have had nothing but positive feedback aboaut you and your performance at our conference. We could not have asked for anything better!"

-Brenda Moon, Farm Women Conference 2008


“Doris was the featured closing speaker at our Fall Convention and was a tremendous hit with our delegates. She played a key role in bringing our convention to a highly successful conclusion and sent everyone home with a good feeling and an appreciation for her wit and her world view.”

~Larry Goodhope, Executive Director, Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and Counties

For bookings:

Email works best:

Mailing address:
Box 224
Turner Valley, AB