Schedule

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Feb 8, 2018

 

Registration

February 08, 2018 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Hotel Lobby
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Bylaw Review Workshop

February 08, 2018 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Tim Carson

This is a free workshop however pre-registration is required   
   
You can register by emailing aaas@gov.ab.ca or by calling 780-427-2174

If your organization has not reviewed or updated your bylaws recently this workshop will assist you with both the review and updating. During the workshop participants will be using their existing bylaws as a discussion document and comparing it to best practice bylaws (that have been developed by AAAS in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Forestry). We will also give an overview of the differences between by-laws and policies, and review what the Agricultural Societies Act mandates for Ag Societies. A template will be provided to participants and by the end of the day participants should leave with an understanding and templates that will assist you and save you time when revising your own organizations bylaws.

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Feb 9, 2018

 

Marketing Competition Display - Open

February 09, 2018 at 12am
Hotel Lobby
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Sponsored by: FaveQuest Corp, UFA, West Coast Amusements.
 

Marketing Competition Drop-Off

February 09, 2018 from 8am to 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby
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Registration

February 09, 2018 from 8am to 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby
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Farmers' Market Manager Training

February 09, 2018 from 8:30am to 12pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker: Eileen Kotowich

An introductory course designed to ensure farmers’ market managers know the basics: Walk through the Approved Farmers’ Market Program Guidelines and annual requirements; Talk about the roles of the various players; provide information in legislation and regulations that impact markets and vendors; give an overview of vendor recruitment and developing market rules. Leave motivated for the upcoming season!

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Communications for Volunteer Managers

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 10:15am
Wildrose 1 Ballroom
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Speaker: Brenda Robinson

Communication is the key to effectively managing volunteers.  Clear instructions and clarity of expectations are all crucial elements -  in this session you will learn the light key strategies for communicating for results as a volunteer manager:


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Keeping the Best and Reviving the Rest - Bench Show Bonanza Part 1

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 10:15am
Wildrose 3 Ballroom
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Speaker:  ClearthinkCoaching Team

Let's hear all about it!  It's time to share why you do bench shows and why they are growing.  What works best for you? Where do you need help to boost engagment?  How have you grown your audience?  Through your participation, this workshop will be facilitated to capture great ideas for you and AAAS to improve your SHOW!  Bring your fair prize books for sharing and discussion.

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AAAS Financial Management Training Program Highlights

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Lisa Hardy

This session will be an overview of the proposed AAAS Financial Management Program.  Some of the items that will be discussed during this session include best practices, legal requirements, things to be aware of as the treasurer or bookkeeper, suggestions on reporting and preparing year-end,  accounting software, as well as some sample policies and templates , including a optional chart of accounts for Agricultural Societies.

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Business Plan Workshop

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 12pm
Elmwood Room
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Speaker: Max Fritz

In this session Max will guide participants through a process for developing or updating your business or strategic plan and how to keep the work relevant and useful through out the year
 

The Art of Policies Writing

February 09, 2018 from 9am to 12pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: David Feldman

Policies are expectations, definitions or courses of action agreed upon by an organization’s governing members, such as the Board of Directors….it is important for nonprofit agencies to have policies that protect the agency, its staff, clients/patrons, and volunteers but also help the organization move forward in fulfilling its goals. Join David in this workshop to learn how to develop policies and how to determine what policies your Ag Society should have.

This session has three goals:
1. To give you and your policy committee a strong understanding of what good policies look like;
2. How to make them, and;
3. What presentation format makes sense for your organization


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Silent Auction Drop-Off

February 09, 2018 from 10am to 6:30pm
Alberta Room
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Silent Auction

February 09, 2018 from 10am to 6:30pm
Alberta Room
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Teambuilding and Conflict Resolution

February 09, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose 1 Ballroom
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Speaker: Brenda Robinson

Working on teams is easy to say - not always easy to do.  Team players often come to the task or project with different opinions, ideas, and suggestions or ways of getting things done.  These difference often become difficulties and need to be resolved.  We know that teams will have conflicts.  Indeed, we know that these conflicts often make a team stronger and better.  However, a lot of people are uncomfortable with conflict.

Learn some new strategies for resolving conflict in team settings.  Make conflict work for the team rather than against the team.  Seek resolutions for positive outcomes.

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Adding Sizzle and Keeping it Fressshh!: Bench Show Bonanza Part 2

February 09, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose 3 Ballroom
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Speaker: ClearthinkCoaching Team

This interactive session will explore smart approaches we've all seen dealing with judging, judging standards, categories, displaying, prizing, sponsors and promotions.  We'll dig into techniques to increase the engagement level of both registrants and spectators.  How do you best incorporate on the spot contests and demo's?  From the great zucchini race to veggie art:  make your bench show POP.  Bring your fair prize books for sharing and discussion.

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Lunch Buffet

February 09, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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*Small Stage Showcase Acts

February 09, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Arbour Lounge
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Tradeshow Open

February 09, 2018 from 12:30pm to 4:15pm
Courtyard Ballroom
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Rainbow The Clown

February 09, 2018 from 1pm to 1:30pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Welcome to the playful world of Rainbow the Clown C.E.O. (Celebrates Every Occasion) Clowning is an age-old art; at it's best Clowning brings laughter and chuckles in a way few entertainers can - the appeal is universal and ageless. This is clowning at its best.

Contact: Larry Dixon (403) 278-9209

info@rainbow-the-clown.com

 

New Attendee Orientation

February 09, 2018 from 1:15pm to 2pm
Ridgewood Room
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Krissy Feniak

February 09, 2018 from 1:30pm to 2pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Krissy is a Country Music Singer / Songwriter from Alberta Canada. Her style is a Mix of Classic Old Country & New Modern Country. Her down-home roots and passion for her family and community shows in her music. Recently Krissy was nominated for the 2017 Edmonton Music Awards Rising Star Award and chosen as a contender for the 2016 & 2017 Female Artist of the Year and Fans Choice by the Alberta Country Music Association. Contact Name: Nadine Feniak 780-624-9700 feniaks@telus.net
 

Cyber Security 101 - an introduction to Cyber Liability

February 09, 2018 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker - Foster Park Brokers, Andre Charrois and Perry Cramer

This presentation will provide some current facts regarding Cyber Liability claims.  It will define some of the terminology used as well as provide some current claims examples.  Most importantly, it will provide an understanding of some of the risks that we face, how to mitigate those risks and also how to prevent you and your organization from being a victim of Cyber Crime.

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Graphics on the Go

February 09, 2018 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: Maria Flores-Achtymichuk, Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies

An interactive session on how to use the Graphics App "Canva" from your phone or tablet.  Canva is a free graphic design platform that makes creating beautiful images a breeze!

Design effective images for use on social media posts, and posters.  Download available on both IOS/Android Devices.  Bring your I-pad or Smart Phone to the session to try it out!

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Informal Bullpit Session

February 09, 2018 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Elmwood Room
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This is an informal session for those delegate wanting to discuss questions with other delegates to be posed for the Minister Forum
 

Clean Energy for Less Green

February 09, 2018 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Red Deer Room
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Speaker: Jeff Reading

Doing more with less is always a challenge, especially when it comes to energy.  Going green and futureproofing the way we operate improves competitivess, reduces costs and increases efficiency for Alberta Agricultural Society members.

This session will explore will explore how we get some quick wins with energy efficiency; showcase some funding sources to consider that get you started; and profile some cleantech innovations like solar, battery storage, geothermal and combined heat and power to reduce energy cost, lead in GHG reductions and improve energy security.

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ENMAX Solar Program - How it can work for you

February 09, 2018 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Lethbridge Room
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Speaker: Jason Atkinson, ENMAX

ENMAX Energy provides turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for on-site generation at select facilities.  ENMAX Energy has been installing solar PV systems on homes, schools, commercial and municipal buildings since 2009.  To date, ENMAX Energy has installed over 600 PV systems representing over 10MW of solar PV capacity in Alberta, making us the largest distributed solar system provider in the province with about 50% of installed systems in the province.  ENMAX Energy is in a unique position to offer financing options which are flexible in nature which reduces the amount of upfront capital required, or leverages available funds to achieve larger solar projects, and provides predictable monthly payments over the term.

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Dustin Farr

February 09, 2018 from 2:45pm to 3:15pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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In a singer/songwriter format. Dustin’s live show is an intimate experience that captivates the audience with an atmosphere showcasing music and lyrics. The blend of storytelling and song will capture your emotions and deliver an authentic exposure to real life and the rural Alberta romance Contact Name: Dustin Farr 403-438-3277 info@dustinfarr.com
 

Cadillac Junkies

February 09, 2018 from 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Cadillac Junkies flirts between the lines of vintage and modern sounds with ease and the result is an effortless blending of genres. Founding members, Shalisa Liesch and Dennis Boisvert, met and quickly realized they shared the same sense of humour but their musical influences were polar opposites. Despite the differences, they starting writing together and created something that isn’t easy to define but is totally captivating Contact Name: Dennis Boisvert780-667-1756 cadillacjunkies@yahoo.ca
 

Opening Ceremonies

February 09, 2018 from 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Minister/MLA Forum

February 09, 2018 from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Cocktails

February 09, 2018 from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Dinner - Buffet, Presentations

February 09, 2018 from 6:15pm to 8pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Keynote Presentation - Brenda Robinson

February 09, 2018 from 8pm to 8:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Speaker:  Brenda Robinson

Handling the Challenges of Change - Positlively

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Aaron Pollock

February 09, 2018 from 8:30pm to 9pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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“Thomas Rhett and John Mayer go to an Eagles show” is how Aaron Pollock would respond of you asked him how to describe his contemporary country sound. Combining soulful guitar licks and a classic baritone voice with modern pop song writing flavours, Pollock is actively writing and recording songs for his debut release, expected in 2018. Contact Name: Carla Hackman 403-992-5286 carla@sakamotoagency.com
 

*Main Stage Showcase Acts

February 09, 2018 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Louis Pezzani

February 09, 2018 from 9pm to 9:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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MIND MAGIC is an amazing INTERACTIVE show with Astounding and very funny demonstrations of mentalism—or Magic of the Mind! Louis is considered one of the top Mentalists in North America and his MIND MAGIC will help make your next event UNFORGETTABLE ! Contact Name: Louis Pezzani 780-660-6634 canadamentalist@gmail.com
 

Donny Lee

February 09, 2018 from 9:25pm to 10pm
Video - Wildrose Ballroom
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It is my goal to share my love of entertaining country music fans on a larger platform to bigger audiences. If I can create a memorable and happy experience for someone then I have succeeded. I am very proud to have been recognized as an Official Contender for Nominee for Male Artist of The Year 2017 with the Association of Country Music in Alberta and look forward to my future in Country music. Contact Name: Carla Hackman 403-992-5286 carla@sakamotoagency.com
 

Trevor Panzack

February 09, 2018 from 9:30pm to 10pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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5 time ACMA nominated country music entertainer Tervor Panczak and his b and offer an authentic blend of original, current and classic country music that appeals to audiences of all sizes and types. Trevor is one of those rare artists that can make you laugh and cry in one sitting. His ability to connect with an audience through his music and banter is both engaging and endearing Contact Name: Altitude Music 403-382-9515 tp@trevortown.com
 

Praire Sunrise

February 09, 2018 from 9:55pm to 10pm
Video - Wildrose Ballroom
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Prairie Sunrise is a traditional country band based in Edmonton, Alberta. The band offers a comprehensive review of classic country and contemporary hits with a focus on authentic country sounds & instrumentation. Their high energy show delivers phenomenal country music that will appeal to various generations. Contact Name: Carla Hackman 403-992-5286 carla@sakamotoagency.com
 

TJ Ruckus

February 09, 2018 from 10pm to 10:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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A Five piece power country Rock Band from Grande Prairie. This Recording act is destined for success. Contact Name: Karizma Agency780-720-8779 rmartin@karizmaentertainment.ca
 

Hospitality Room

February 09, 2018 from 10:45pm to 2am
Locker Room
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Toonie Bar - Doors open at 10:45pm

Feb 10, 2018

 

Breakfast Buffet

February 10, 2018 from 7:30am to 8:30am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Registration

February 10, 2018 from 7:30am to 11am
Hotel Lobby
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AAAS Year in Review

February 10, 2018 from 8:30am to 9:15am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Silent Auction Open

February 10, 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm
Alberta Room
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Marketing Competition Drop-Off

February 10, 2018 from 9am to 10am
Hotel Lobby
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Regional Meetings (refreshments provided)

February 10, 2018 from 9:30am to 10:15am
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Region 1 - Lethbridge Room

Region 2 - Vernon Room

Region 3 - Elmwood Room

Region 4 - Blatchford Room (Upstairs)

Region 5 - Edmonton Room

Region 6 - Red Deer Room
 

7 Key Areas of Management Responsibility for Ag Societies

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Elmwood Room
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Speaker: Joel Christianson, Board Development Program

How does the work of your organization get done? How are decisions made? Who is responsible and accountable for these decisions? These are not easy questions to answer. Organizations, even small ones with no paid management staff, are complex.
This session will offer some information, different perspectives, tools and resources that will help you understand more about how your organization does its work.

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Building relationships with your Municipality - The How and Why

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose 1 Ballroom
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Speaker:  Panel Discussion  - AAMDC

Relationships with your local municipalities are vitally important for Agricultural Societies.  During this session AAMDC will talk about how to build those relationship, and why this is so vitally important for your Agriculture Society to build and maintain that relationship in your community

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Ag Societies Grant Program - Stripped Down

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose 2 Ballroom
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Speaker: Fred Young, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Fred Young, Program Grant Manager for the Ag Society program will host this informative session designed to provide detailed insight into the reporting requirements for Agricultural Societies. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of the programs funding criteria and best reporting practices.

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A Roadmap to Boost Your Events

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose 3 Ballroom
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Speaker:  ClearthinkCoaching Team

Through a proven roadmap developed for the ever-popular Alberta Open Farm Days event, you can identify revenue opportunities that you may be missing in your own events!  The Clearthink
coaching team will facilitate an interactive and engaging session for participants looking to boost customer experience (and profits) at their local event.

Come explore the customer experience journey through the eyes and the minds of a visitor!

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Identifying, Securing and Renewing Sponsors

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker: Maureen Schnirer, Corporate Partnerships, Northlands

During this session, Maureen will provide some insite on the ins and outs of corporate sponsorship.  She will present specific examples of successful partnerships such as Epcor, STATOIL, AMA, Tim Hortons and Wrangler

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Curious about the Alberta 4-H Program?

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Lethbridge Room
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Speaker:  Cameron Horner, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Join Cameron as he provides a general overview of the Alberta 4-H program and how it works.  He will go over trends and gaps they are seeing, and ways that Agricultural Societies can work or partner with existing 4-H clubs.  Or even start a new one in their community if there's a need.  If you have questions about 4-H this is the guy to ask!!

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Managing Millennial's/Understanding and Integrating the Younger Generation

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Jody Urquart

A lively, humorous look at how people can work more effectively and productively with all generations, especially younger generations (Millenials & Generation Y) and their styles, preferences, and work ethics.

Integrate the generations
Get Commitment from Millenials &/or Generation Y
Avoid the Complacency,
Entitlement Trap
Motivate the media savvy highly connected generation
Know how to resolve conflicts and work effectively in today's multigenerational workplace
Work values and key messages to keep in mind when communicating with different generations

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Rural Recreation - an Opportunity for Agricultural Societies?

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Red Deer Room
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Facilitator: Max Fritz, Non-profit Advisor

Rural Recreation is a new concept that is being looked at as a way to identify a gap or to redefine or expand on the more traditional, supported and generally recognized “recreational activity” like hockey, baseball, soccer, skating, etc. to include other physical activities and their impacts and benefits related to health that happen in rural areas such as rodeo, equine events, hunting, motocross, etc. as examples. 

This interactive workshop will be the opportunity for Ag Societies to participate in an exploratory conversation to help guide further conversations and work for the ARPA Rural Recreation committee as they try to define Rural Recreation and how it links to data showing that young people in rural Alberta are in poorer health than urban Alberta’s youth as well as the Isolation, Mental and Physical health that are becoming  issues for older Albertan’s in rural Alberta.


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Energy Efficiency 101 & Alternative Energy Solutions

February 10, 2018 from 10:30am to 12pm
Vernon Room
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Facilitator: David Dodge, Chairman, Energy Efficiency Alberta

Join David as he walks you through ways to decrease energy consumption, reduce emissions, and lower your operational costs!  During this session David will review some of the pros and cons of the technologies available, share some stories of successful alternative energy solutions implemented in facilities similar to those run by Agricultural Societies, in addition to some of the programs your organization can access!

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Service Members Meeting

February 10, 2018 from 10:45am to 11:30am
Regina Room
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Tradeshow Open

February 10, 2018 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Courtyard Ballroom
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Lunch Buffet

February 10, 2018 from 12pm to 1pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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*Small Stage Showcase Acts

February 10, 2018 from 12:30pm to 2:15pm
Arbour Lounge
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Flyin Bob

February 10, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Learn Circus Skills on site activity area. Parents and children can drop in and try stilt walking, juggling, plate spinning, feather balancing, slack line walking, unicycle and more. Its fun, safe, challenging and great for developing balance and coordination. Service members are encouraged to give it a try with Flyin’ Bob as an assistant! Contact Name: Robert Palmer 403-597-5523 bob@flybob.com
 

Bar JL Horse Training

February 10, 2018 from 1pm to 1:30pm
Small Stage - Hotel Entrance
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Joel Lybbert performs with his Texas longhorn steer named Jasper.“My dream to train a steer began when I was younger. In a western magazine I saw a picture of a cowboy on a steer dragging a calf to the branding fire. I knew that one day I would have to do the same thing. “Contact Name: Joel Lybbert 780-300-7507 barjlhorsetraining@gmail.com
 

Marketing Competition Display- Open

February 10, 2018 from 2pm to 8pm
Hotel Lobby
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Sponsored by: FaveQuest, UFA, West Coast Amusements
 

Energy Efficiency 101 & Alternative Energy Solutions

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: David Dodge, Chairman, Energy Efficiency Alberta
(repeat session from the morning)

Join David as he walks you through ways to decrease energy consumption, reduce emissions, and lower your operational costs! During this session David will review some of the pros and cons of the technologies available, share some stories of successful alternative energy solutions implemented in facilities similar to those run by Agricultural Societies, in addition to some of the programs your organization can access!

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Employment Practices

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Lethbridge Room
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Speaker: Mariina Heinonen, Foster Park Brokers Inc.

Do you know the difference between an employee, contract employee, contractor, part time or casual labour?   Do you know the proper employment practices for staff and contractors?  This session will provide an overview of hiring, maintaining and terminating employee/volunteer relationships.  It is a great opportunity to find out what is required of you as an employer and ensure your organization has the proper processes and standards in place to protect your Ag
Society, Board, and Staff and ensure you’re doing things right.

 

AB Culture and Tourism Grant Programs

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose 2 Ballroom
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Speaker: Angela Schreiner,  Community Liaison Officer - Rural, Alberta Culture and Tourism

Staff from Alberta Culture and Tourism will walk thru their grant programs and provide tips and suggestions for filling out their grant application forms and what they look for in their reporting.  Two of the grants that will be primarily covered in this session, including the recent changes and revisions to the program are the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP), and the Community Initiatives Program (CIP).

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Operational Savings in Rural Hockey Arena's

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker: Les Quinton, Parks & Recreation Manager, Town of Black Diamond

Learn what the Town of Black Diamond has done to conserve, manage and generate energy in their older hockey arena that could be transferred to other arena's, curling rinks, and riding arena's.  Learn about their motivators, what they looked for in our energy management system, how they financed some of their projects, how they track the results of what they are doing. 

The Town of Black Diamond has worked on water conversation, energy conservation, energy management and alternative energy. 

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Adding Ag Education and Programming into your Organization and Events

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Red Deer Room
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Speaker: Panel Discussion
Karen Carle, Ag Education Consultant, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Brett Warder, Manager of Western Events and Agriculture Operations, Calgary Stampede
Jessie Radies, Interim Director of Agriculture, Northlands

In this session the panel will talk about the Ag Education and Programming resources available or how (and what) they've built into their programming and events. 

If you're thinking that you would like to start adding more Agriculture into your Programming and Events or even working with your local schools, this is a great session to get some ideas and learn from those running successful programs! 


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Managing Millennial's/Understanding and Integrating the Younger Generation (repeat session)

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Jody Urquart
(repeat session from the morning)

A lively, humorous look at how people can work more effectively and productively with all generations, especially younger generations (Millenials & Generation Y) and their styles, preferences, and work ethics.

Integrate the generations
Get Commitment from Millenials &/or Generation Y
Avoid the Complacency,
Entitlement Trap
Motivate the media savvy highly connected generation
Know how to resolve conflicts and work effectively in today's multigenerational workplace
Work values and key messages to keep in mind when communicating with different generations

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Committees and Their Functions

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Elmwood Room
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Speaker: Joel Christianson, Board Development Program

Committees are a work unit of the board.  With this in mind, what does a committee look like in your organization? To help you answer this question and to help you understand more about your committees, we will consider a few committee-related topics, such as:
How to use committees
What authority can committees have?
How do the board and the committee communicate with each other?
What should be considered in a committee terms of reference?

By the end of this session you will have useful information that is relevant for your organization’s committees as some helpful tools to take back to your board and its committees.

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Maximize Your Farm Safety Grant

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose 1 Ballroom
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Speaker: Alberta Agriculture and Forestry - Janice Donkers, Farm Safety Coordinator and Blaire Takahashi, Farm Safety Specialist

Come to this workshop to walk through the development of a successful farm safety project in your community.  Hear from Ag Societies who have had successful projects and learn from their experiences.  Discover the variety of options you could pursue and how to access the grant funding available.  Walk away with a bag full of ideas, lessons learned and a solid plan to help enhance farm safety in your own community.

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What can we learn from a Hollywood Farmers Market?

February 10, 2018 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose 3 Ballroom
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Speaker: Christina Sturgeon, Agriculture and Event Sales & Production Coordinator, Westerner Park

Recently returning from the North American Farm Direct Marketing Association conference in California, Christina will be sharing her learnings and insight from the conference...including the stop at the infamous Hollywood Farmers Market!

In this session learn how to create an experience from beginning to end, taking into consderation the challenges we face with low budgets, and a lack of volunteers. Learn ways to take a typical farmers market and turn it into a farmers market experience!

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AGM (Refreshements provided)

February 10, 2018 from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Wildrose Ballroom #2 & #3
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Free Time

February 10, 2018 from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
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*Main Stage Showcase Act

February 10, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Cocktails

February 10, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Ryan Langlois

February 10, 2018 from 6:30pm to 7pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Gala Dinner & Award Presentations

February 10, 2018 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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The theme “Back to The Wild West!” A fun take on the Back To The Future III Movie. 
 

The Wardens

February 10, 2018 from 8:30pm to 9pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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*Main Stage Showcase Acts

February 10, 2018 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Legends of George Jones

February 10, 2018 from 8:55pm to 9pm
Video - Wildrose Ballroom
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Indigo Circus

February 10, 2018 from 9pm to 9:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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West Coast Lumberjacks

February 10, 2018 from 9:25pm to 9:30pm
Video - Wildrose Ballroom
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WEST COAST LUMBERJACK SHOWS provides action packed, family oriented entertainment. We showcase the traditional skills and work practices of the coastal British Columbia lumberjack, in a fun and entertaining 40 minute show. Contact Name: Darren R Dean 250-830-4065 darren@westcoastlumberjacks.com
 

Ben Chase

February 10, 2018 from 9:30pm to 10pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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20 year old, Ben Chase, a pure Spitfire destined for stardom born and raised on the western tip of Prince Edward Island, Ben honed his skills on every stage offered to him. Touring the East Coast he quickly became one of the fan favorite acts in the circuit. Ben is currently working on his first release which is to be released to radio in 2018. Watch for him as he makes his mark in the coming years. Contact Name: Karizma Agency 780-720-8779 rmartin@karizmaentertainment.ca
 

Nice Horse

February 10, 2018 from 10pm to 10:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Nice Horse is what happens with four bold, brilliant and badass women get together to raise a little hell—and play a little music at the same time. Alberta natives Kaley- ( guitar / vocals), Katie ( banjo/acoustic/ Vocals ) Brandi ( bass / vocals) and Krista ( drums/ vocals) are out to turn the tables on the country music world and show the guys that they can rock—and party– just as hard ! Contact Name: Paul Biro / Joelle May 587-787-1938 paul@sakamotoagency.com
 

Hospitality Room - Toonie Bar

February 10, 2018 from 10:45pm to 2am
Locker Room
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Doors open at 10:45pm

Feb 11, 2018

 

Breakfast Buffet

February 11, 2018 from 8:30am to 9:30am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Silent Auction Pick Up

February 11, 2018 from 8:30am to 11:30am
Alberta Room
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Closing Keynote

February 11, 2018 from 9:30am to 11am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Keynote - Jody Urquhart

This Would be Funny....If it wasn't Happening to Me!  How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor!

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Closing

February 11, 2018 from 11am to 11:30am
Wildrose Ballroom
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