July 12, 2017 | Barb Livingstone
Calgary-area rural communities offer residents a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city
As a former farm kid, four-time Canadian bareback champion, and former Calgary Stampede rodeo and chuckwagon manager, Robin Burwash has spent almost every day of his life enjoying the rural-lifestyle dream he now sells as a REALTOR®.
When he talks of finding space and relaxation amidst the trees and hills of acreage properties around Calgary, it comes from personal experiences.
Burwash spent 16 years as a professional bareback rider, and grew up on a farm that eventually became part of the city, not far off of Country Hills Boulevard.
During the years he spent working in Calgary with the Stampede, the best moment of his 45-minute commute to his Black Diamond acreage, he says, was crossing the city limits and entering the wide-open space of the country.