WRITTEN FOR FARMERS BY FARMERS • CELEBRATING 39 YEARS IN PUBLICATION!
Twenty two years ago, Gary and Karen were starting over with renewed optimism and enthusiasm…a new beginning with a little collection of modest Holsteins on a simple little farm tucked in the far corner of Matsqui and a humble little newspaper called the BC Holstein News. It was 1996 and Barb Souter was thrilled to pass the baton to Gary and Karen so she had more time for family priorities. “It was absolutely win-win; they have brought so much innovation to the paper and I have been so gratified to see this paper continue to keep everyone informed and connected in our BC dairy community.”
Just as the dairy industry has evolved over two decades, so has the BC Holstein News continued to evolve with modern methods, materials and content. Gary and Karen, the Dynamic Duo, showed us all that they could cover industry events and share those stories with the BC dairy audience (and beyond) with enthusiasm, creativity and success. There comes a time for each of us, and now is that time for Gary and Karen, as they prepare for new beginnings again – a new issue in their lives, involving a more relaxed pace in the Okanagan, exploring new adventures and seeing what interesting opportunities they may come upon.
To Gary and Karen – friends of 4-H, youth and all things dairy – we offer our sincere thanks for 22 years of BC Holstein News – for telling our stories in words and pictures and keeping our dairy community linked, always with optimism and positivity!
– Tars Cheema, Publisher, BC Holstein News
Karen and Gary Booy
We want to thank the dairy industry for all the support we have received over the past 22 years as we owned and operated the BC Holstein News. We are now on to our next great adventure – not retirement but re-INVENTING our lives in Dream Acres North.
To Tars Cheema and the rest of the BCHN team, Chris Maarhuis, Lynn Mazza and Don Evanson, we know you will carry on with our passion for this little paper and take it to the next level – we can’t wait to see what shape that takes.
A special THANKS to Henny Davie – the heart and soul of Udder News. Thank you everyone for being part of our journey!