Hat­tum crowned 2019 Fron­tier Days Am­bas­sador

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Jenny Hat­tum was crowned as the 2019 Fron­tier Days Am­bas­sador by out­go­ing Am­bas­sador Adri­anna Simp­son dur­ing Satur­day’s Dis­cover the Farm: A Farm Facts Ex­pe­ri­ence.

Hat­tum was raised on a mixed farm south of Lac Pel­letier where her fam­ily raises com­mer­cial An­gus and Here­ford cat­tle. She has been an ac­tive Wy­mark 4-H mem­ber for the past 13 years and thus a frequent vis­i­tor to Fron­tier Days.

“I just wanted to get more in­volved,” she said of her rea­son for ap­ply­ing to be Am­bas­sador. “Other years I’ve been in­ter­ested in it, but I just didn’t have enough time. But this year I think it’ll work out per­fect.”

Hat­tum has just com­pleted her first year at the Univer­sity of Regina, where she com­pleted a num­ber of pre vet­eri­nar­ian cour­ses, as well as tak­ing ac­count­ing classes as she works to­wards a dual de­gree.

She ad­mit­ted she is look­ing for­ward to walk­ing through the fa­mil­iar Fron­tier Days 4-H barns this year as Am­bas­sador.

“Every­body helps every­body, and it’s so wel­com­ing,” she said of the 4-H venues. “The first year I went I was in a su­per small club so I wasn’t too keen on go­ing, but it was great. It was so open. I loved it.”

She will be busy dur­ing her term as Am­bas­sador, par­tic­i­pat­ing in many Fron­tier Days ac­tiv­i­ties, along with the CCA Fi­nals Rodeo in the fall.

“I just think it will be great to just get out there and get in­volved. Be­cause I’m from small town Saskatchew­an, I live 30 min­utes south of here. Over the years I could have had the op­por­tu­ni­ties, but I didn’t re­ally get in­volved.”

“I think it’ll be great to get to talk to peo­ple, and espe­cially the kids. I think it’ll be great to get in­volved with the kids. And I’m look­ing for­ward to the events too to be in­volved with the rodeos and the pa­rade.”

She is also look­ing for­ward to be­ing an am­bas­sador for the ru­ral way of life.

“That’s how I’ve been raised so it’s nice to be able to tell peo­ple about it and open their eyes. A lot of peo­ple don’t even know where their food comes from, so it’s nice to get that out there.” “I think it will be re­ally re­ward­ing.” The 81st Fron­tier Days Fair and Rodeo will be held on June 26 to 29 at Swift Cur­rent’s Ki­netic Exhibition Park.

SCOTT AN­DER­SON/SOUTH­WEST BOOSTER

Jenny Hat­tum was crowned as the 2019 Fron­tier Days Am­bas­sador by out­go­ing Am­bas­sador Adri­anna Simp­son dur­ing a cer­e­mony this past Satur­day.

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