Calgary – More than 550 students in Grades 6 to 9 from rural schools across southern Alberta will make a trip to Stampede Park on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 for a day of fun and learning at Farm Safety Day, presented by AltaLink.

This is the third annual Farm Safety Day and is a great opportunity for students to participate in a number of hands-on rural and farm safety activities. The day provides valuable tools and knowledge aimed at keeping youth safe in a farm-setting. Students will learn about the risks of living and working on a farm through activities that mimic real-life hazards. This year they will learn about livestock safety, distracted driving, first aid and working safely around large equipment and electricity. Participants will also have a chance to experience the new CASA BeGrainSafe trailer, a life-sized station that promotes grain safety and teaches students how to prevent incidents.

Due to the involvement of minors in this event, please contact Brooke Martine at bmartine@calgarystampede.com or 403.336.3979 prior to taking any photos or video at Farm Safety Day.    

 

WHAT:         Farm Safety Day, supported by AltaLink

WHEN:         Tuesday, May 8, 2018

                          10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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

For more information on Farm Safety Day, visit calgarystampede.com.

 

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:

Brooke Martine

Media Relations Coordinator

Calgary Stampede

T. 403.261.0339

C. 403.336.3979

E. bmartine@calgarystampede.com