Helping to Build the West
‘When Charlie and Betty Groeneveld of the Gladys Ridge district swept the Grands and Reserve Championships at the annual High River Junior Calf Club Show and Sale this Spring – it drew attention to a unique family immigration to Alberta. It all started 27 years ago, when Flores and John Groeneveld came to Canada from Holland as youthful immigrants to settle in the Gladys Ridge district East of Okotoks, Alberta. Charles and Betty and a son and daughter of John, one of the original two brothers, started what has been a steady procession of Groenevelds from Holland, until there are now nine brothers and sisters, all farming in the community, only two sisters of the family of eleven still live in Holland.’
‘Our History’ is curated by former Canadian Cattlemen editor, Gren Winslow.