|Central Butte & District Agricultural Society Farm Safety Show
A mandate of agricultural societies is support to rural living. Critical to rural living is support for farm safety and a support network in the case of injury or illness. This project adopts a unique approach utilizing the venue of the community fair to provide a stage for the various groups, associations and agencies to inform, to promote and to recruit volunteers.
Project partners include Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, Moose Jaw Thunder Creek Health Care District, SK Farm Safety Council, Farm Crisis Line, SaskPower, 4-H Farm Safety For Kids Program, RCMP, Moose Jaw Fire Department FireSmart Project, CB Ambulance.
| Lloydminster Exhibition Horse Driving Conference
This project offers seminars and clinics for the purpose of educating horse drivers, providing an opportunity for them to improve their driving skills, and ensure safe driving practices. Inconsistent practices and general lack of horsemanship and driving skills indicates a need to develop a program to teach horse enthusiasts safe driving practices and to build their horsemanship skills. Project partners include: Mid West Miniature Horse and Pony Club, Alberta Carriage Driving Association, East West Chapter, North West Horses 'N Harness Club, Parelli Natural Horsemanship, and SAASE.
| Moose Jaw Exhibition Company Agriculture for Tomorrow Education Series
Those producers who are able to stay on top of the latest developments within agriculture and apply them to their operation are likely to be the ones to achieve success. The series is a three-year project, which will address a different and a specific agriculture sector each year. Workshops and live demonstrations will allow producers to learn about new inventions and technologies within the industry and have access to a trade show.
Year One Project partners include: Sask Agriculture & Food; Saskatchewan Horse Federation; U of S, Western College of Veterinary Medicine; Moose Jaw business community; agri-business; SAASE / Sask Lotteries.
| Moose Jaw Exhibition Company Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre
This project assisted in the development of a Burrowing Owl Rehabilitation Centre expanding the education, research and tourism components of the Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre. The Centre made possible a breeding program and builds on the foundation of technical expertise identified and developed through the initial Interpretive Centre project.
Project partners include: Nature Saskatchewan; Nature Moose Jaw; Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM); Canadian Burrowing Owl Recovery Team; Great Trails Getaway Region; Alberta Birds of Prey Centre; SAASE / Sask Lotteries.
| Moose Jaw Exhibition Company Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre
Burrowing owls, a native Saskatchewan species, have become an endangered species primarily due to habitat loss through cultivation of pasture land and pesticide use. Moose Jaw Exhibition Company is concerned about ensuring the survival of burrowing owls on the Exhibition grounds, as well as the protection of burrowing owls in general. This project formed the racetrack infield as an observation and education area. The project creates awareness about endangered species and about the burrowing owls; allows people to see an endangered species in its native habitat; promotes ecotourism.
Partnering with Moose Jaw Exhibition Company in this project: Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM); University of Alberta/Saskatchewan; Great Trails Getaway Region/Moose Jaw Tourism; Public and Separate Schools, Moose Jaw; Nature Saskatchewan/Nature Moose Jaw/ Watchable Wildlife Association; SAASE / Sask Lotteries
|Moose Jaw Exhibition Company Compost Project
This project addressed issues of waste diversion and management from livestock operations and the production of soil amendments for use of the agricultural or horticultural fields. The project established a demonstration compost site at Moose Jaw Exhibition Company grounds and demonstrated that mixing an agricultural waste stream with part of a municipal waste stream can work to produce a good product that can be used in the agricultural or horticultural industries. This is particularly important in treating these two waste streams (manure/bedding straw and grass clippings) separately does not take advantage of the benefits inherent in both streams.
Project Partners include City of Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw Diversified Services, Inter-Community Co-Operation Program, Saskatchewan Municipal Government, Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management, Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council, SAASE / Sask Lotteries.
| Moose Jaw Exhibition Company Diversified Agriculture Show
Agricultural tourism over the past few years has grown tremendously. In partnership with the tourism industry, this project actively promoted - locally, nationally and internationally - agritourism and ecotourism in southern Saskatchewan. This project provided an opportunity for diversified agricultural tours to be offered in conjunction with a three-day event incorporating trade show, seminars, school tours. It provided a forum for producers engaged in diversified agriculture to display their products and services; provided an agricultural awareness resource to schools; and explored the potential of diversified agriculture tours as a viable business opportunity.
Moose Jaw Exhibition Company's partners are: Great Trails Getaway; Rural Municipalities; Saskatchewan Agriculture & Food; PFRA - CARDS Program; Tourism Saskatchewan; SAASE / Sask Lotteries.
|Prince Albert Exhibition Forestry Expo
This project showcases the forestry and agroforestry resource and the many facets of the associated industries. A first ever event for Saskatchewan, Forestry Expo encompasses a trade show for large and small forestry-related corporations, and a major tourism draw for the area; live demonstrations varying from "mom and pop" horse operated logging processes to million dollar cutting machines. It brings together the various players in the industry, major national suppliers and regional industry professionals and offers a convenient opportunity for various industry organizations to meet.
Partnering with Prince Albert Exhibition in this project: Prince Albert Chamber of Commerce; Saskatchewan Environment and Resource Management (SERM); Saskatchewan Forestry Association; Saskatchewan Farm Woodlot Association; industry partners including various tour destinations, farm woodlot operators, demonstration forest, tree nursery, sawmill operators; SAASE / Sask Lotteries.
|Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition FirePower - Provincial Volunteer Firefighter Competition
This project provides an opportunity for volunteer fire fighters throughout the province the challenge their skills of firefighting and to provide a showcase for those skills to the public. The project addresses a number of issues: volunteers; community leadership; urban - and rural - awareness of rural issues; and new programming ideas and opportunities.
Project Partners include Saskatchewan Volunteer Firefighters Association, Saskatoon Fire Department, Saskatchewan Community Agricultural Societies as regional competition sites
|Swift Current Exhibition Speedy Creek Raceway
This project will redesign the present racetrack at Kinetic Park Exhibition to accommodate the relocation of Speedy Creek Raceway to the Exhibition Park. Speedy Creek Racing Association first approached the Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association in January of 2000, with the idea of moving the Speedy Creek Raceway to Kinetic Exhibition Park. The concept was based on a new opportunity for the raceway to move to a larger facility, while at the same time presenting an opportunity for the Exhibition to expand programming activity in the Park and to engage a new demographic in the community. Positive discussions over the past two years have led to a formal request from Speedy Creek Racing to relocate to Kinetic Exhibition Park. Safety will be a strong and recurring educational component of the race day activities.
Partners in the project include Eliminators Car Club, Swift Current Implement Dealers Association, Swift Current Business community, City of Swift Current, Southwest Tourism, RCMP (safety program), SAASE.
| Vanscoy & District Agricultural Society Community Newsletter - Vanscoy Variety
This is a project to develop a community newsletter, supported by the agricultural society, and direct mailed, quarterly, to 2,500 residents. The newsletter will provide a vehicle for the co-ordination of individuals and community groups, necessary to give them a stronger voice and will develop a stronger relationship with Vanscoy & District Agricultural Society, thereby addressing the "& District" in the society's name.
Partners include: Project Partners: Vanscoy and surrounding communities and organizations; resident communications expertise; SAASE / Sask Lotteries.
| Vanscoy & District Agricultural Society Farmers' Night Out
A project to develop a local producer network through a series of dinner and speaker evenings. There is a need for a regular, local forum in the local community for producers and residents to learn and discuss production and marketing.
Partnering with Vanscoy & District Agricultural Society are: local producers and potential producers; Sask Agriculture & Food; AIMS; SAASE / Sask Lotteries.
|Victory Agricultural Society Agricultural Awareness Drama - It's Not the End of the World...But...
This project - It's Not the End of the World . . . But You Can See It From Here! - developed a stage performance presenting, to a largely urban audience, in a nonpolitical perspective, agricultural issues and experiences of rural youth. The play was written and performed by students under the direction of a theatre professional. An advisory committee oversaw the content of the play. Showcasing the creative talents of the youth, the play presents, in an entertaining manner, a message of agriculture - issues and changes - and contributes to a heightened awareness of the agriculture industry.
Project partners include: Beechy High School, parents and community: professional theatre expertise, agricultural industry expertise, SAASE / Sask Lotteries
| Victory Agricultural Society Community Showcase
The project showcases the community of Beechy and highlights specifically four new businesses. It also provides a Business Directory - hard copy, and web based - for community businesses and a web presence for the Agricultural Society. Project partners include: West Central Road and Rail, Touchwood Resources, Spray Tech Controls, Bernies Truck and Car Wash, RM of Victory, Village of Beechy, local amateur youth and sports organizations, and SAASE.
| Weyburn Agricultural Society Wheat Festival
The Wheat Festival showcases wheat production of Weyburn linking both rural and urban communities through education, entertainment, and hospitality and promoting our agricultural heritage. Weyburn is the largest grain-handling depot in Canada there is a need to promote our agricultural heritage.
Partnering with Weyburn Agricultural Society: local business and agri-business; local and regional tourism; City of Weyburn; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, PFRA; Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food; SAASE / Sask Lotteries