Calgary – More than 750 students in grades 6 to 9 from rural Southern Alberta school districts will partake in Farm Safety Day at Stampede Park on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. The event is proudly supported by AltaLink and gives students the opportunity to participate in various hands-on farm and rural safety activities that give them the tools and knowledge they need to practice safe habits. The event will take place in the AltaLink Hall in the Agrium Western Event Centre.

Students will learn about the potential risks of working on a farm and how to minimize those risks. This year’s topics include livestock safety, distracted driving, first aid and working safely around electricity. Also at the event will be motivational speaker, Curtis Webber—an accident survivor and high voltage safety consultant. Additionally, students will get hands-on experience at a grain safety station and will witness large equipment demonstrations.

Due to the involvement of minors in this event, please contact Kristina Barnes at or 403-585-4706 prior to taking any photos or video at Farm Safety Day.    

WHAT:            Farm Safety Day, supported by AltaLink

WHEN:           Tuesday, May 16, 2017
                             10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:         AltaLink Hall, Agrium Western Event Centre, Stampede Park

This is the second annual Farm Safety Day at Stampede Park. For more information on Farm Safety Day, visit our website or check out last year’s event highlights.

About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west.  The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit.  All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

About AltaLink

Headquartered in Calgary, with offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Lethbridge, AltaLink is Alberta's largest electricity transmission provider. AltaLink is partnering with its customers to provide innovative solutions to meet the province’s demand for reliable and affordable energy. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, AltaLink is part of a global group of companies delivering energy services to customers worldwide.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes
Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture
Calgary Stampede
T. 403.261.0382
C. 403.585.4706