Producers brave cold to get insights at 2017 Crop Production Show

 The 34th Annual Western Canadian Crop Production Show, held January 9-12, 2017, wrapped up yesterday. Despite the bitter cold, organizers are pleased with the attendance for all 4 days. The information gathered in Saskatoon this week formulates plans for the upcoming growing season for Western Canadian grain producers.

We were pleased to welcome CropSphere delegates to our facilities this year and look forward to working with that organization to continue building our events together.” stated Agriculture Manager, Lori Cates. “Even though we had some challenges, we are hopeful that delegates appreciated being able to easily attend sessions, AGM’s and the trade show.” Read more

Prairieland Park Gives Back

Throughout the year during different events, Prairieland Park holds 50/50 draws that help raise money for our sellers, such as Team diabetes Canada, and other various charity or community groups.  The winner of the 50/50 draw has 1 (one) calendar year to claim the prize.  When a prize goes unclaimed Prairieland Park takes that portion (unclaimed) and donates it to various Saskatoon charities.  Prairieland Park has donated $38,790. 54 of unclaimed 50/50 prizes.

Interval House

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Stu Irvine, Chair of the Board of Prairieland Park presenting a cheque for $7,803 to Tanja Wiggins, Executive Director at Saskatoon Interval House.

Saskatoon Search and Rescue

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Stu Irvine, Chair of the Board of Prairieland Park presenting a cheque for $10,000 to Shelley Ballard-McKinlay, President of Saskatoon Search and Rescue.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon

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Korilee Burgess, Executive Assistant at Prairieland Park presenting a cheque for $7,032.27 to Kim Megyesi, Executive Director & Henry Dyck, Director of Development at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon.

Saskatoon Crisis Nursery

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Korilee Burgess, Executive Assistant at Prairieland Park presenting a cheque for $6,923 to Lisa Welter-Mills, Program Director at the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery.

Ronald McDonald House

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Stu Irvine, Chair of the Board of Prairieland Park presenting a cheque for $7,032.27 to Tammy Forrester, Chief Executive Officer at Ronald McDonald House.

Unclaimed tickets

We still have unclaimed 50/50 prizes!  Check your wallets and jacket pockets – you may just have the winning ticket!  Visit: http://www.saskatoonex.com/5050 to see unclaimed winning numbers between April 2015 and April 2016.

A BACKGROUND TO GARDENSCAPE

Gardenscape was established in 1990 and has evolved into one of western Canada’s premier backyard lifestyle and horticulture shows promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture and backyard living… In 1990 the show had a handful of booths in the Jubilee Building and grew in a few short years to fill the 40,000 square foot hall.  As Prairieland Park grew so did the show and now Gardenscape has in excess of 400 booths and has expanded into 4 halls with a total of 120,000 square feet of trade show and exhibit space.

Some of the successes of Gardenscape are attributed to the strict show criteria.  Maintaining this focus over the years has been a challenge at times but the rewards have made it worthwhile.  Show patrons and exhibitors have come to appreciate the industry focused exhibits and displays and have endorsed this mandate with increases in both show attendance and exhibitors over the years.
Gardenscape is an excellent example of Prairieland’s commitment to support industry and has provided an opportunity for the industry to come together annually to market and educate the community on products and services.

In 2015, we were very pleased to welcome Saskatchewan Blue Cross as the official title sponsor of Gardenscape (Saskatchewan Blue Cross Gardenscape) for the next three years.

CROWDS ENJOY FIFTH ANNUAL SASKATCHEWAN EQUINE EXPO

Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation in partnership with the Saskatchewan Horse Federation and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine are very pleased with the attendance for 5th Annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo.  In excess of 9000 horse enthusiasts attended the events in both the Prairieland Ag Centre and the Trade and Convention Centre over the 4-day event.

Throughout the weekend, attendees were able to take part in a variety of seminars and demonstrations presented by the Western College of Veterinary Medicine;  world renowned horsemen, Jonathon Field; crowd favorite Connie Dorsch; and Cowboy Dressage expert, Lyn Ringrose- Moe.

The ‘free’ Thursday evening brought over 500 people to watch the Trainers Challenge participants choose their horse and work with them for the first of their 4 hour sessions. Friday and Saturday evening’s Equine Extravaganza thrilled a sold out audience that featured the first Equine Expo Hunter Derby and modified Nations Cup Competitions.  The Flying C’s Trick Riders awed the crowd with their daring routine and demonstration of outstanding horsemanship.

The Trainer’s Challenge, sponsored by NAERIC, drew large crowds for every performance and on Sunday evening Seth Abrahamson, from Broderick, Saskatchewan was named the winner.  Seth was presented with a beautiful hand-made buckle from Bill Wilm from St. Brieux, SK.  Team Quarter Horse won the Battle of the Breeds competition for the 3rd year in a row.

“Equine Expo has become the premier equine event in Saskatchewan and we would like to thank everyone who came out!  Crowds are so enthusiastic and interested in all aspects of the weekend events. A big thanks to the members of the Saskatchewan Horse Federation who did an outstanding job on the new educational display and to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine for their continued support.” Lori Cates, Agriculture Manager.

For further information on the Saskatchewan Equine Expo visit www.saskatchewanequineexpo.com.

For more information please contact:

Lori Cates

Manager – Agriculture

C 306-280-9560

T 306-931-7149

E  lcates@saskatoonex.com

Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation is a world-class destination for major programs, events, and entertainment. Prairieland Park produces, hosts and facilitates extraordinary events through superior, first-rate customer service. For more information about Prairieland Park, visit www.saskatoonex.com.

EQUINE INDUSTRY WEEKEND AT PRAIRIELAND PARK

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Horse lovers from across Canada will gather in Saskatoon for the annual Saskatchewan Equine Expo February 12-14 at Saskatoon Prairieland Park. This three day expo will include educational seminars, demonstrations, competitions, a trade-show and the very entertaining, Equine Extravaganza on Friday and Saturday evenings.

“The very popular Trainer Challenge is the crowd favorite, but we are very excited about the return of the Battle of the Breeds and an outstanding line up of weekend events featuring Cowboy Dressage specialist Lyn Ringrose Moe from California;  Saskatchewan’s own Hunter/Jumper expert Connie Dorsch and world renowned horseman Jonathan Field from Abbotsford BC. We are hoping for good weather and given the popularity of the event expect excellent crowds again this year”,   says Agriculture Manager, Lori Cates of Prairieland Park.Friday and Saturday evenings the Equine Extravaganza will feature Battle of the Breeds competitions, a Musical Freestyle Cowboy Dressage Demonstration, Jumping demonstrations and the thrilling Flying C’s Trick Riding demonstration. A separate admission is required for these evening performances.  In addition there will be a professional live video feed to a giant screen in the Trade Centre will allow patrons to watch all the action in comfort.

Three trainers will compete in the very popular Trainer Challenge.  A change to the format this year will allow participants an additional 1 hour with their chosen horses.  The horse selection will be on Thursday at 4:30pm, followed by a one hour training session.  The Thursday evening performance is free.  “We are very pleased to have three outstanding young trainers this year”, stated Cates.  Seth Abrahamson from Broderick, SK; Slade Mutton, from Bienfait, SK; and Kateri Cowley, our first female competitor, from Okotokos, AB.

This year 90 companies will participate in the trade show that offers something for everyone that has an interest in western lifestyles, art, and anything “horse related”.  Vendors from across Canada will make their way to Saskatoon for this unique equine event.
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine will facilitate live demonstrations and information sessions on current horse health topics throughout the weekend.

A new feature being presented by The Saskatchewan Horse Federation in conjunction with the WCVM, will focus on educational activities that will complement the arena events of the 2016 Equine Expo. These activities will be directed to youth, however there will be something for everyone. Whether you are a beginner horse owner, a want-to-be owner, or an already converted horse enthusiast, the educational booth will have something that is sure to be of interest.

Complete show information – www.saskatchewanequineexpo.ca

For more information please contact:

Lori Cates

Manager – Agriculture

C  306.280.9560

E  lcates@saskatoonex.com

Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation is a world-class destination for major programs, events, and entertainment. Prairieland Park produces, hosts and facilitates extraordinary events through superior, first-rate customer service. For more information about Prairieland Park, visit www.saskatoonex.com.