Forty-Seventh annual Canadian Western Agribition opens in the International Trade Centre
Today The Honourable Lyle Stewart, Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Saskatchewan will mark the beginning of the forty-seventh annual Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) at 10 a.m. at the International Trade Centre at Evraz Place in Regina, SK. The funding partners of the International Trade Center will join Minister Stewart for the traditional Burning of the Brand ceremony, as well as an important announcement regarding CWA’s future. Other dignitaries in attendance will include Tracy Fahlman, CEO of the Regina Hotel Associationand His Worship, Mayor Michael Fougere.
“The Burning of the Brand is the most symbolic part of Agribition,” said Bruce Holmquist, CWA President Bruce. “To be able to open the show in the new International Trade Centre with our partners and supporters is truly a special experience and one that’s been a long time coming.”
New programs and experiences in 2017 include free Goat Yoga, Mini-Chuckwagon Racing, Steer Riding Rodeo School, CWA Show Calf Genetics Sale, and celebrity horse trainer and trick rider, Tommie Turvey. Returning event experiences include the Agribition Pro Rodeo, Full Contact Jousting, and Running with the Bulls. The details and complete schedule of events can be viewed at agribition.com and in the official Show Guide.
Monday, November 20 show highlights:
- Canadian National 4-H & Youth Judging Competition, 8 a.m., Chevrolet GMC Arena
- Agribition High School Rodeo, 9 a.m., Brandt Centre
- Milking Demonstration, 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., Canada Centre Show Sale Arena
- Youth Team Grooming, 3 p.m., Chevrolet GMC Arena
- International Business Centre Open House, 5 p.m., second floor, International Trade Centre
- Equine Extravaganza with the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and Tommie Turvey, 6 p.m., Brandt Centre
- Winners Circle Auctioneer Competition, 7 p.m. Chevrolet GMC Arena
CWA is offering free admission to active and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces and first responders and their immediate family members as a gesture of gratitude for their service and sacrifice.
CWA made history this year with a $1 million funding contribution to the International Trade Centre, the newest infrastructure at Evraz Place and is the first event to occupy the new facility.