Junior Farmers welcome Welsh visitors

International visitors once again came on an exchange with Wellington Junior Farmers. 

The club hosted two young women from Wales, Eleri James and Tracey Evans.  James and Evans were in Wellington at the end of November for one week of their two-week exchange. During that week, they went to a number of places in and around Wellington County.

“We had a blast with the girls. They were so much fun and had a great sense of humour,” says Jen vanderMeulen, Wellington Junior Farmer president.

For the first half of the week, James and Evans stayed with Jen and Theo vanderMeulen. During the second half of the week, they were with Jessica Nibourg and Matt and Megan McDougall.

VanderMeulen picked up the delegates at a provincial Junior Farmers event, Sing Swing, held in Ancaster.  Throughout the week, James and Evans were kept busy, with a large number of tours and events.

Highlights of the week included going to Niagara Falls, touring a winery in Niagara, going to a hockey game in Owen Sound, eating at Medieval Times, visiting a butterfly conservatory, going to the Elora Gorge, visiting the St. Jacobs Market and a number of area farm tours. 

Club events during the week included a potluck dinner, where James celebrated her birthday, and learning how to play euchre at the club euchre tournament. James and Evans were shown around by a number of club members and one alumnus.

After their week in Wellington, James and Evans travelled to Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.