This photo is one of our Photo Contest Winners. Taken by Myrna Flesch from Stavely, AB when she was at Paul Ferguson’s in October 2010. Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association - The Beef Builders. Click this image to send us an email.
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Blonde Connection 2022 issueThis annual publication highlights the actions of the Board of the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association to streamline the inner workings of the Association. Show results, the Sire Summary, Breeder listing, and any other information/articles that are Blonde related or could be of value to people interested in our breed. We hope our readers will enjoy this publication, and our breeders will see fit to promote their programs through the Blonde Connection.

Click the image to the right to download this year's magazine (23MB). You can also read it by clicking on our Flip Version here.

The Association would like to thank those who choose to advertise in the Blonde Connection, and for making it possible to bring the Blonde voice to the purebred and commercial industry. The editorial will provide you with information to better assist your operation which, in turn, ensures the growth of the breed in Canada.

What the Blonde Connection provides to advertisers:

  • The best opportunity to reach a wider Commercial and Purebred Blonde audience with an expanded distribution in relation to the member newsletter.
  • Every member (those listed on CLRC website) will receive a hard copy of the magazine.
  • Every person who has had a Blonde animal transferred into their name by the CLRC in the last five years will receive a hard copy of the magazine.
  • Hard copies will be sent to commercial mailing lists in each of the provinces (where available).
  • Each Province will receive copies for distribution at trade fairs.
  • Virtual copies will be available on the CBDA website and any other Blonde websites that wish to post it.
  • Emails will be sent to international interests directing them to the on-line version.
  • This publication will include all show results and champion pictures (when available), bull test results, a breeder list, sale reports, blondes in 4-H reports, pictures as well as other fun and interesting Blonde related articles. DON'T MISS OUT!

2022 Advertising Rates

Ad Booking Deadline is January 2023
Ad Copy & Content deadline is Feb 2023
Published mid-March

Please forward completed ads to Reed Rigney. If you have any other content that you would like to see included that can be forwarded to me as well. Additional content can be articles, pictures, etc.

Presidents of your respective Associations - please remember to send in your Provincial reports as well.

2022 Blonde Connection
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2020 Blonde Connection
2019 Blonde Connection
2018 Blonde Connection
2017 Blonde Connection
2016 Blonde Connection
2015 Blonde Connection
2014 Blonde Connection
2008 Blonde Connection


Please click any of the links below to read our newsletters.

Fall 2022 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Fall 2022 - PDF

Summer 2022 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Summer 2022 - PDF

Winter 2021 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Winter 2021 - PDF (10MB)

Winter 2020 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Winter 2020 - PDF (15MB)
Fall 2020 - PDF

Winter 2019 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Winter 2019 - PDF
Summer 2019 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Summer 2019 - PDF

Winter 2018 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Winter 2018 - PDF
Fall 2018 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Fall 2018 - PDF
Summer 2018 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Summer 2018 - PDF

Winter 2017 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Winter 2017 - PDF
Fall 2017 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Fall 2017 - PDF
Summer 2017 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Summer 2017 - PDF

Winter 2016 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Winter 2016 - PDF
Fall 2016 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Fall 2016 - PDF
Summer 2016 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Summer 2016 - PDF

Winter 2015 - Newsletter Flip Version on Issuu | Winter 2015 - PDF | Fall 2015 | Summer 2015

Winter 2014 | Fall 2014 | Summer 2014

Winter 2013 | Fall 2013 | Summer 2013 | Spring 2013

Winter 2012 | Fall 2012 | Summer 2012 | Spring 2012

Winter 2011 | Fall 2011 | Summer 2011 | Spring 2011

Winter 2010 | Fall 2010: Inside Front Cover | Inside Back Cover | Back Cover
Summer 2010 | Spring 2010

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Since the summer of 2006, the Association has offered a newsletter for our members. It is distributed in the Summer, Fall, and Winter, enhancing the Blonde Connection that is distributed in the spring. The newsletter features events, articles, and programs of interest to members of the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association. The newsletter is e-mailed to all members with e-mail addresses, and posted on the Canadian website. If you would like to receive the Newsletter by email, please send a message to the breed Secretary at

Issue Deadline Distribution Date
Winter December 1 December 15
Summer June 1 June 15
Fall September 1 September 15
Forward ideas for articles to the Canadian office.

Ad Rates & Dimensions
Size Dimensions Base Cost GST Total Ad
Full Page 8" w x 10½" h * $100 $5 $105
½ Page 4" w x 10½" h 8" w x 5¾" h $60 $3 $63
¼ Page 4" w x 5¼" h $40 $2 $42
1/8 Page 4" w x 2.625" h $20 $1 $21
* Bleed to edge (8½" x 11") on all full page ads. All ads are full colour.

Ad Specifics

  • Ad rates are for camera-ready.
  • Ad rates are subject to 5% GST.
  • All ads must arrive camera-ready.
  • Ad content must be received through e-mail, Canada Post, or a CD.
  • Ads will not be considered sold until payment has been received.
  • Cheques must be made payable to CANADIAN BLONDE D'AQUITAINE ASSOCIATION.
  • Please mail cheques to Reed Rigney, Box 5959, Westlock, AB T7P 2P7.
  • Booking deadlines and distribution dates will be strictly adhered to. (See above)
  • Quantity published: Approx 200 + downloaded free on the internet.


If you would like a free information package, please E-mail the Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association.

Canadian Blonde d'Aquitaine Association
c/o Canadian Livestock Records Corporation, 2417 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 0M7
Phone: 613-731-7110 ... Fax: 613-731-0704 ... E-Mail
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