2015 Agrium Ag-tivity in the City

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Come check us out At the Calgary Stampede,
July 3-12, 2015 in the Agriculture Zone!


With agriculture-related attractions and free, fun-packed activities and presentations, there’s something for everyone in the Agrium Ag-tivity in the City  located in the Agrium Western Event Centre.
Urban meets rural at Agrium Ag-tivity in the City, which is open from the time that Stampede Park opens until 9:00 p.m. daily (Family Day, Heritage Day & Kid's Day 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and provides an informative and entertaining celebration of agriculture for young and old alike.

Interactive, fun displays provide a valuable agricultural experience. The animals in this area always get plenty of attention, and you’ll want to check out the pigs, sheep, cows, chickens, miniature donkeys, heavy horses, stock dogs and other farm animals. Would you like to learn how a homing pigeon finds its way home? How to milk a cow? You've come to the right spot!
Some of the displays and activities you’ll find:


Agrium Ag-tivity in the City in the Agrium Western Event Centre
Visit the Ag-tivity in the City presented by Agrium, and you will be treated to interactive displays featuring: Alberta Beef, Alberta Chicken Producers, Egg Farmers of Alberta, Alberta Canola Producers Commission and Dow AgroSciences Canola Learning Centre, Alberta Milk, Alberta Pork, and much more. . .

Agrium Seed Survivor 
Plant yourself in Seed Survivor and discover the elements you'll need to grow. Team up to try your hand at virtual farming with the Nutrients of Life game, or plant a sunflower seed to take home and grow. This fun, interactive display features multi-media and virtual reality computer games, talking walls and much more.

Agrium Country Critters in the Agriculture Barn
The Country Critters Stage will feature cow milking, stock dogs, goats, rope making and several other agriculture-related presentations.

Milk and Cookies
Learn where milk comes from — and then sit and rest, while enjoying this ultimate refreshing snack offered at just $2.00.  It is the best food deal on park! Located in Country Trail
 

Agrium Agriculture Ambassadors

Take a tour of the barn! Agrium Ag Ambassadors lead barn tours daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the Stampede. The Ambassador Barn is located in front of the main Exhibit Hall of the Agrium Western Event Centre.  Barn tour guides take Stampede visitors on guided tours of the agricultural facilities and Agrium Ag-tivity in the City. Friendly guides provide information about various livestock and the grain industry, and are happy to answer questions.

 Heritage Cabin
Our little cabin in Agrium Ag-tivity in the City will give you a feel for the rudimentary conditions that pioneers endured to settle the west. It was a time of hard work, but women found time to use their skills and creative ability to handcraft quilts, weave cloth, spin wool, crochet or make toys. Relive these experiences and see firsthand how these tasks were performed. Stop by the Heritage Cabin located in Country Trail.

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: July 2–12, 2015

Schedule

Tentative Pavilion Demonstration Schedule

Draft Horse Town
Beef Cattle Presentation
Cow Milking
Light Horse
Stock Dogs and Ducks
Auctioneering Presentation
Country Critters
Stock Dogs and Ducks
Miniature Donkeys
Sheep 
Light Horse
Cow Milking
Rope Making

    Family Day - Sunday, July 6 and Kid's Day, Wednesday, July 9 there will be additional presentations - times TBD

 

Committee

Lisa Benarik (Chair), Heather Lawton (Vice Chair), Maggie Schofield (Director), Lori Wheeler (Agriculture Program Coordinator), Linda Baranieski, Randy Boyle, Robert Brewster, Anita Bucsis, Anita Carey, Linda Courtman, Nelson Dahlgren, Clementine Fleischer, Mike Fleischer, Blake Gamroth, Megan Gauley, Barry Gordon, Rourke Haggith, Aurica Hawkwood, Sally Knight, Richard Latus, Danielle Lee, Debbie Lee, Kenneth Leitch, Andrew Mathews, Dorothy Miner, Don Oatway, Barbara Osborne, Lynne Schaeffler, Doug Schmaltz, Bill Todd, Karen Turner, Jo-Anne Wolach, Agnus Wolstenholme, Rebecca Zutz.