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Julie Hvidsten, server at Canterbury Park.

Meet the Team: Julie Hvidsten, Server

Meet the Canterbury Park Team! To help you get to know the friendly faces you see when you come to Canterbury Park, we have introduced a new feature to the blog: Meet the Team.

Here, you’ll get a look at the people behind all the fun and games. Be sure to say hello next time you see them! Canterbury Park is now hiring seasonal and year-round positions. If you’re interested in joining the team, check out our Employment page.

Name: Julie Hvidsten

Job title: Server

City: Jordan

Canterbury Park: Who would play you in a movie about your life? Why?

Julie Hvidsten:  Susan Sarandon, because I love her.

CP: What accomplishment are you most proud of?

JH: Moving to the United States.

CP: What’s something people might find surprising about you?

JH: Because of my last name, that I am Asian!

CP: What’s your favorite part about working at Canterbury Park?

JH: I love the customers and the money helps me support my kids with their sports and dance classes.

CP: Would you rather win an Olympic medal, an Academy Award or Nobel Prize?

JH: Olympic medal, because it’s the highest accomplishment in sports.

CP: If you could ask your pet three questions, what would they be?

JH: Are you OK? Are you hungry? Do you have to go potty?

CP: What do you want on your tombstone?

JH: Pepperoni and cheese.

CP: If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?

JH: To fly, so I can visit the Philippines whenever I want to.

CP: If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?

JH: An eagle, because you can fly without fear.

CP: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

JH: When I was 23 I decided to pursue a better future so I moved to the United States from the Philippines.

CP: Who would you like to swap places with for a day? Why?

JH: Ellen Degeneres, because she is so funny and she helps a lot of people.

CP: Do you have a secret talent no one knows about?

JH: I make homemade egg rolls from scratch with my family.

Join the Team

Canterbury Park is now hiring over 400 positions for the 2018 live racing season.

A few of the perks of working at Canterbury Park:

  • Free live racing admission
  • Discounts at Canterbury Park food stands and gift shop
  • Minnesota Employee Recreation and Services Council discounts
  • Employee Scholarship Program
  • Community business discounts
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Competitive benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees


Join the team! See a list of full positions on our website.


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