Canadian Western Agribition organizers held a kick-off event in Regina Wednesday to highlight the annual livestock show.
The show, which begins later this month is expected to attract over 120 thousand visitors.
Agribition CEO Chris Lane says the new 37 million dollar International Trade Centre will provide a state of the art facility to showcase Saskatchewan livestock genetics, and, host visitors from 75 countries.
He says Canadian Western Agribition is proud to announce free admission for active and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces and first responders and their immediate family members at CWA in recognition of their service and sacrifice.
“Our intention with this program is to say “thank you” to the men and women, and their families, who keep Canadians safe and secure at home and abroad,” said Chris Lane, CEO, CWA. “If we can make it a little easier for those who look after us all year round to enjoy Agribition with their families, then we are honoured to do it.”
Canadian Armed Forces includes Navy, Army, and Airforce, and first responders include police service, fire and protective service, paramedic, Emergency Medical Technical (EMT), and medical practitioners. Identification must be provided upon entry for admission fees to be waived.
“This is Agribition’s own way of saying thank you to the men and the women who serve, who have served,” Lane said
First reponders and their families as well as those in the military will receive free admission.
Agribition runs November 20th to 25th in Regina.