Media Advisory - Calgary Stampede’s historic OH Ranch to participate in Alberta Open Farm Days
Calgary – The Calgary Stampede’s historic OH Ranch will be opening its gates to the public on Saturday, August 18, 2018, as part of Alberta’s Open Farm Days. Visitors will be introduced to historic and present day ranching practices as well as have the opportunity to experience a rare inside look at the ranch property, its rich history and current educational programming. Fun and interactive educational activities and ranch tours will be taking place throughout the day.
Located on the Highwood River west of Longview, the 8,000 acre OH Ranch is a more than 130-year-old working ranch and part of Alberta’s fabled ranching history. In 2012, Bill Seibens gifted this historic property to the Calgary Stampede Foundation, and the Calgary Stampede became the current steward of the land. Today, the OH Ranch remains a working cattle operation and is a leader in animal care and stewardship practices as well as an operational part of the Calgary Stampede’s commitment to preserving western heritage.
For more information on the 2018 Alberta Open Farm Days as well as directions to the OH Ranch, please visit: AlbertaFarmDays.ca
OH Ranch Open Farm Day activities include:
Ranch tours – learn about sustainable ranching practices, range management, low stress cattle management and the Verified Beef Program
History tours – Visit the Ings Cabin, cookhouse and North West Mounted Police cabin
Children’s activities – Rope making, roping and riding games
Livestock viewing – See the cows, calves and saddle horses of the OH Ranch
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.
For more information, please contact:
Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture