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May 29, 2017: David Poulsen, Author and Rodeo Announcer.

Les Morgan introduced our guest speaker, David Poulsen.

David lives with his wife Barb on a small ranch in the foothills of south west Alberta.

He is man of many hats. He has been a broadcaster, teacher, football coach, stage and film actor and—most of all—writer. His writing career began in earnest when his story "The Welcomin'" won the 1984 Alberta Culture Short Story Competition. Now the author of more than 25 books, David recently made his inaugural foray into the world of adult crime fiction with "Serpents Rising", the first book in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. The second book in the series, "Dead Air", arrived in bookstores just last week.

And, of course, there's his career as a rodeo announcer/broadcaster. Canada's Cowboy of the Year for 2015—the first announcer to ever receive that award—David is enjoying his 38th year behind the microphone at rodeos across Canada, and is closing in on 2800 performances over that time span. These include four appearances at the Canadian Finals Rodeo and twenty-eight consecutive years at the Calgary Stampede.

His television credits include TSN Television Sports, CTV's Wide World of Sports and CFCN's regional Calgary Stampede coverage. And he has appeared in several episodes of the popular CBC television drama, "Heartland".

Marlene thanked David for his entertaining and informative presentation, and presented him with our world famous Boltman.

  • David Poulsen, Marlene Doherty, and Terry Felton David Poulsen, Marlene Doherty, and Terry Felton

reported by Bill Tapuska

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