December 12th, 2020
Once upon a time....Campbell Land became a kingdom
Meet our very FIRST intern....RENAUD d'HARDIVILLIERS
We met through a friend of a friend. Renaud was in Saskatchewan doing an internship but it wasn't what he had expected. Quick arrangements were made and he joined us at Campbell Land. He quickly became one of the family even though communication was complicated at the beginning. He was a dedicated harvest operator. He had a lot of experience harvesting peas that year. We were very lucky that he was so focused and careful. He also helped with a lot of the grain drying that year. He quickly became apart of the community. He participated in many community evens and made friends easily. The community was very welcoming and he joined in many events on his own or as a guest.
Renaud was a dedicated fan of the Grimshaw Huskies. He really enjoyed the live action local hockey Saturday nights and was a regular Sunday mornings at church. He spent many evenings practicing his English comprehension reading the Western Producer newspaper and discussing farm practices, farm management, politics and markets with Brian. Renaud and Brian loved watching NHL hockey together.
Our first intern took on the responsibility of finding special eager agriculture students to have a good experience at Campbell Land and to help Brian. He still offers leadership and support to all the French interns.
Renaud also told us stories about French history, his family's history, his culture, and soon Campbell Land was woven into a special kingdom. We have hosted many exceptional boys because of Renaud.
Renaud is currently a journalist/farmer.
Above picture is Renaud d'Hardivilliers and Chase Osowetski
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