Schedule

2019 Delegate Book

2019 Schedule

** Subject to change

Feb 7, 2019

 

Registration

February 07, 2019 from 6pm to 9:30pm
Hotel Lobby
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Bylaw Review Workshop

February 07, 2019 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Tim Carson, Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies

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 bylaws 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.

Feb 8, 2019

 

Registration

February 08, 2019 from 8am to 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby
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Marketing Competition Drop-Off

February 08, 2019 from 8am to 6:30pm
Hotel Lobby
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Farmers' Market Manager Training

February 08, 2019 from 8:30am to 12:30pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker: Eileen Kotowich, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Do you manage an Alberta approved farmers’ market? Is your Ag Society interested in starting a farmers’ market in your community? Then this session is for you. Join us for a half-day introductory workshop explaining the basics needed to manage an Alberta approved farmers’ market. Attend this workshop if you are an Alberta approved farmers’ market manager who has not completed this mandatory training or if you are interested in learning more about the responsibilities and role of a farmers’ market manager. Bring your experiences and questions for a morning of sharing and learning!
 

Introduction to Appreciative Policy Making

February 08, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: David Feldman, Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations

In all good policy making the goal is to move your organization from being reactionary - dealing with each issue as they arise, to visionary - creating policies that help shape your organization into what it wishes to be in the future. This means that good policies are not just about templates, lists of topics, and directions. Instead, they take a deeper look at the culture that you wish to have in your organization. No policy manual is perfect,but the goal is to create a manual that is right for your organization both in the present and for what you wish to become. By the end of this workshop, you will:

-have a strong understanding of what makes a good policy -have a better sense of how to draft strong policies -know what presentation format makes the most sense for your organization.
 

Solving the Volunteer Problem - Getting more of People’s time, talent and treasure

February 08, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Wildrose Room #1
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Speaker: Ian Hill, The Changing Point

“We need help”, the “same people can't do everything”, “We are just burned out”…sound familiar? The battle to get more volunteers and their time, talent and treasure is more intense than it has ever been!

So how do we engage our fellow community members and increase our volunteer base? In this interactive workshop, Ian Hill will provide a comprehensive and proven model for the recruitment, deployment and retention of volunteers, as well as strategies for fund development in the Community. Participants will gain the tangible tools they need to lead a successful Community based volunteer driven organization in the 21st Century, including how to; create the "attitudinal shift” that leads to more volunteers, act as a catalyst for others to take greater responsibility, develop “bench strength” to combat volunteer burn-out, and inspire improvement that lasts long after they are gone. This workshop also includes a web page with all the templates and tools that will be covered during the session so that attendees can use the tools as soon as they return to their communities!
 

Building and Delivering a Sales Culture Within Your Agricultural Society / Fair / Exhibition

February 08, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Elmwood Room
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Speaker: Brent Barootes, Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®

So, you are not in sales within your organization... you are a committee member or program manager, executive director, HR manager, event coordinator or other such thing. Sales and revenue development are someone else’s job... right? Guess what... you ARE a salesperson. And you are part of the revenue success of your ag society. You are selling a program, an audience, a way of life, a mission, a belief, a dream, hope or vision. Whether that objectives is to get someone to enroll in a program or to volunteer their time or for sponsorship dollars; the game is all the same... you are really a sales person.

So, with that firmly established and agreed upon, how do you build a sales and revenue culture in your organization, so it integrates with the rest of the culture of your ag society? No one wants to have that aggressive sales closer in their society... perhaps who you need is a stewardship style sales person... or the hunter... or the closer. Who are these characters and how do you find them? What are their roles? What can you expect from them... not expect from them?This three-hour interactive workshop will help you and your organization better understand how to be more successful in generating revenue through understanding the sales culture from hiring to closing!

Practical experience and case study examples will help you and your ag society, fair or exhibition havethe right team together to run like a well-oiled machine. Be sure to attend and see where you fit into theculture... or not!
 

Google Outside of Search

February 08, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: Trevor Tessier, Strong Coffee

Learn about some of the readily available Google tools you can use for your marketing programs. From analytics to apps, in this session we will cover what tools are available and the great ways your businesses can use them; brand monitoring, research and planning, content development, measurement and analysis, client retention, submission tools and forms. (Including: A heavy emphasis on Google Analytics and a review of Google Maps, Trends, Keyword Planner, Ads, Tag Manager, Optimize, Apps, Forms, Hangouts and more).
 

The Future of Rodeo

February 08, 2019 from 9am to 12pm
Wildrose Room #3
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Speakers: Kaley Segboer from Olds College and Keith Bailey from Bowden & District Ag Society

With every attendee now an iPhone journalist, one misstep or moment taken out of context at the smallest of rodeos or agriculture events can lead to damages that could have major implications for agriculture events and rodeos across the province. Added to greater media scrutiny, agriculture events and rodeo are contending with engaging, educating, and meeting the demands of an increasingly urban population. Added to these challenges, livestock rules and regulations that may impact rodeos and agriculture events are changing.

To address all of these challenges that committees, livestock exhibitors, stock contractors, contestants, volunteers, associations, are collectively facing, we are hosting a session to document and map out areas of concerns. The sessions will focuses on bringing agriculture event and rodeo committees, along with sanctioning associations, and other key stakeholders to discuss and determine where we can work collectively to address concerns around livestock care and activists, emergency preparedness, biosecurity, traceability, and other related concerns.

Included in the mornings workshop will be a 30 minute panel discussion from individuals in the agriculture industry who have been part of initiatives like the Verified Beef Program and the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to deal with similar issues.

 

Silent Auction Drop-Off

February 08, 2019 from 10am to 6pm
Convention Office
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Lunch Buffet

February 08, 2019 from 12pm to 1pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Trade Show Open

February 08, 2019 from 12:30pm to 4:15pm
Courtyard Ballroom
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*Small Stage Showcase Acts

February 08, 2019 from 12:30pm to 3:45pm
Arbour Lounge
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Travis Dolter

February 08, 2019 at 1pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Travis Dolter is a singer, songwriter and musician! He is an energetic artist who enjoys engaging with the audience through sharing stories, songs and guitar pickin’!His stage performance is all about bringing positivity and laughter to life.Every Song… A Story

Contact Name: Travis Dolter

(780) 878-8486

travisdoltermusic@gmail.com

 

New Attendee Orientation

February 08, 2019 from 1:15pm to 2pm
Ridgewood Room
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Team T&J

February 08, 2019 at 1:30pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Team T&J is an experiential engrossing music experience for kids and families. Diverse show with magical music, or farm safety, inclusive for every audience size.

Contact Name: Jory Berger

(416) 557-7690

tanj@teamtandj.com

 

Cyber Security 101 - An Introduction to Cyber Liability

February 08, 2019 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker: Andre Charrois, Foster Park Brokers

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.
 

Great Canadian Solar - Grants and Incentives

February 08, 2019 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: Andrew Lundell, Great Canadian Solar

This session will provide an overview on available grants and incentives for homeowners, agri/commercial businesses, non-profits, First Nations, and other entities along with a short description of how the technology works.
 

How Solar in Alberta Can Work for You

February 08, 2019 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Lethbridge Room
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Speaker: Jason Atkinson, Enmax

ENMAX has been offering solar to residential, commercial and municipal customers since 2009. We work with customers of all sizes to find unique energy solutions to meet their needs and budgets. To-date, ENMAX has facilitated over 60 per cent of Alberta’s installed solar capacity. In this presentation we'll provide tangible information on how ENMAX can work with you to make your solar project viable – from grants to financing options and how you can escalate your return on investment. See real world case studies and find out what’s changed in the marketplace in 2019.
 

How Peavey Can Help Rural Alberta!

February 08, 2019 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Elmwood Room
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Speaker: Jest Sidloski, Peavey Industries

Come join Jest Sidloski and learn how Peavey Mart can help out your local Ag Society. Some topics being covered include website, rewards, gift card bonus, agriculture grant, sponsorship, donations, and growth. Come out and learn more!
 

Informal Bullpit Session

February 08, 2019 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Locker 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
 

Brenda Dirk Music

February 08, 2019 at 2pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Country recording artist—Solo act or Band. She is a singer/songwriter whose songs find that unique balance between storytelling, her funkified musical style and her country soul that she infuses into her songs

Contact Name: Brenda Dirk/Irma MacPherson

(780) 266-2529

Irma@imacmanagement.com

 

Implementing an Energy Management Strategy: Where Do I Begin?!?

February 08, 2019 from 2pm to 2:45pm
Red Deer Room
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Speaker: Jim Bos, ATCO

Join Jim Bos, Energy Analyst from ATCO’s Energy Management Services and listen to how you can get going on your own energy management plan! At ATCO, we understand doing more with less is always a challenge, especially when it comes to energy. Reducing energy and future proofing the way we operate will help improve competitiveness, reduce costs and increase efficiency for farmers and Ag Society members.

This session will explore how we get some quick wins as well as long term solutions with energy efficiency; delve into accessing and understanding your utilities; and profile some energy generation like combined heat and power and solar to reduce energy cost and lead to emissions reductions.
 

Opening Ceremonies

February 08, 2019 from 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Minister/MLA Forum

February 08, 2019 from 4:45pm to 5:45pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Cocktails

February 08, 2019 from 5:45pm to 6:15pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Dinner - Buffet, Presentations

February 08, 2019 from 6:15pm to 8pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Opening Keynote - Life is Full of If’s

February 08, 2019 from 8pm to 8:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Speaker:  Marla Calico, International Association of Fairs and Expositions

Did you ever stop and think that in the middle of the word ‘life’ is the word ‘if’?” and the statement is, “That means that life is full of ‘ifs’.” In reality, many of us are afraid of the “if”. We don't really want to ask “what if”? We prefer the routine, the expected, rather than the “ifs” that come along. In this message you will be challenged to think about the world of possibilities and opportunities for our fairs to thrive and create a sustainable base for the next generation, if we just will embrace the “ifs”.
 

*Main Stage Showcase Acts

February 08, 2019 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Past the Perimeter

February 08, 2019 at 8:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Past the Perimeter is a 4 member country rock band from Stonewall, MB. Their sound, music & energy has dance floors packed wherever they play. Streaming to over 400,000 listeners and followers, their music is chartng Top 100 on Country Radio across Canada. They were recently awarded MCMA’s Group of the Year in 2018

Contact Name: Bambi Rutherford

204-771-5574

bambi@mymts.net

 

Jaywalker

February 08, 2019 at 9pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Jaywalker bolts onto the music scene with a fresh sound that puts a modern twist on 90's country. Made up of the heartbeat from the award-winning band Hey Romeo, Jaywalker brashly crosses musical boundaries to deliver songs that are catchy, heartfelt, and authentic.

Contact: Carla Hackman

(403) 992-5286

Carla@sakamotoagency.com

 

Laughing Loggers

February 08, 2019 at 9:25pm
Video - Wildrose Ballroom
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Lumberjack services. The full timber town with live performances, carving, interactive activities, themed shows including all new Pirates Show and Ninja Course

Contact: Ben James

(604) 756-8836

ben@laughinglogger.com

 

Roger Boucher

February 08, 2019 at 9:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Roger’s show is comedy and punny! In the show you'll see whips, cards, balloons and ropes. Roger’s engagement with the audience brings them into the show for an interactive, hilarious, magical experience that is fun for all ages!

Contact Name: Rob McFee

888-932-8228

rob@select-entertainment.com

 

Ride the Vibe

February 08, 2019 at 9:40pm
Video - Wildrose Ballroom
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A unique and exciting motorcycle trials show where spectators stand 15 feet from the acton. Multiple shows per day featuring a unique display of technical maneuvers and obstacles sure to thrill fair-goers.

Contact: Rob McFee

1-888-932-8228

rob@select-entertainment.com

 

Mojave Iguanas

February 08, 2019 at 10pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Do you wanna let the good times roll? The Mojave Iguanas are an Edmonton party band that will mash up a night of party rock/pop and upbeat country. Looking for a shot of sing along party tunes? This band will get you moving’ and grooving, from retro pop like Michael Jackson, the Backstreet Boys and Madonna to modern pop/ rock like Bruno Mars, Ed Sheehan and Kelly Clarkson. Country more your thing? Classic country like Johnny Cash and The Hag to modern country like Midland, Jon Pardi and Blake Shelton, there’s something here for both guys and gals. Mojave like the desert, Iguana like the lizard …we will bring your event to life!

Contact Name: Rob Shapiro

780-915-5126

shapsy@telus.net

 

Hospitality Room

February 08, 2019 from 10:45pm to 2am
Locker Room
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Toonie Bar - Doors open at 10:45pm

Feb 9, 2019

 

Breakfast Buffet

February 09, 2019 from 7:30am to 8:30am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Registration

February 09, 2019 from 7:30am to 10:30am
Hotel Lobby
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AAAS Year in Review

February 09, 2019 from 8:15am to 9:15am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Silent Auction Drop-Off

February 09, 2019 from 9am to 4pm
Convention Office
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Marketing Competition Drop-Off

February 09, 2019 from 9am to 10am
Hotel Lobby
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Regional Meetings (refreshments provided)

February 09, 2019 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

 

Challenges and Best Practices for Farmers’ Markets

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker: Eileen Kotowich, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Farmers’ markets are significant contributors to our local communities and to Alberta’s economy with a projection of over $1 billion in sales in 2017. Over 1/3 of the Alberta approved farmers’ markets are sponsored by agricultural societies. Come together for a round table discussion to share challenges, best practices and innovative solutions to ensuring your farmers’ market can be successful in your community.
 

Sponsorship or Philanthropy – What the Heck is The Difference, and Does It Really Matter? -Beginner Program

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose Room #2
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Speaker:  Brent Barootes, Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®

This 90 Minute session has been specifically developed to provide insight into understanding the differences and impacts of these differences between sponsorship and philanthropy to those members of your ag society (volunteer or paid staff) that have three or less years experience in the field. It will identify and define and break down what sponsorship marketing is and what philanthropy truly is. The session will then lead the participants to understanding how these differences can impact their ag society from a positive and negative way. The session will be interactive and utilize case study discussions and examples. Overall delegates will have a better understanding of these two fundraising channels and how they work together and independently to raise more revenue for your ag society, fair or exhibition.
 

Ag Societies Grant Program - Stripped Down

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Ridgewood Room
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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.
 

Expanding your sphere of influence - A trust based, relational approach

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose Room #1
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Speaker: Ian Hill, The Changing Point

In this session Ian Hill will give attendees a proven system for expanding your Ag Societies influence in your Community and region, while also proving its relevance, value and worth. Participants will leave with actionable tools and a road map to put them into practice right away.
 

Developing a Social Media Strategy

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker:  Trevor Tessier, Strong Coffee

Developing a social media strategy is an important step to ensure your program is cohesive, focused and manageable. Without a strategy, you could be wasting valuable resources and not seeing an adequate return. This session will guide you through the basics of developing a social media strategy:

-Identifying social media goals -Identifying the best channels for your business -Developing a social media content plan -Creating a social media roadmap
 

What to Expect When You're Expecting OH&S

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Lethbridge Room
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Facilitator: Neil Looker, Alberta Occupational Health and Safety

Having OH&S visit your Agricultural Society can be an uneasy experience if you are unsure what to expect. In this session, Neil Looker from OH&S will share with you what to expect when you receive a visit and how to best prepare for it. There will be a period for Q&A at the end to get additional information so you can feel confident and prepared for your next visit.
 

AGLC Rules - What to know for your Events and Facilities

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Red Deer Room
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Speakers: Sandra Froehlich and Kate Whelpton, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Kate and Sandra will provide an overview of Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Commission liquor licensing information, including special event licences, and charitable gaming licensing (casino, raffle, bingo, and pull ticket) and use of gaming proceeds. Bring your questions.
 

Building a Positive Relationship with Government

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Elmwood Room
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Facilitator: Dee Ann Bernard, Jeff Johnson, Debbie Ross

Come join Dee Ann Bernard, Jeff Johnson, and Debbie Ross as they form a panel to answer questions and give suggestions on how you can best build positive relationships with government. Their variety of expertise will teach you effective ways to develop connections with government officials on multiple levels. They will each share their knowledge and experience with you and then will leave time for a question and answer period at the end to answer your specific questions.
 

Passing the Reins

February 09, 2019 from 10:30am to 12pm
Wildrose Room #3
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Speaker: Marla Calico, International Association of Fairs and Expositions

To Boldly Go forward today’s ag societies must have succession planning in place. How are you planning for board and volunteer transitions? Have you embraced the next generation of volunteer leaders? This session will address key areas to focus upon as your ag society plans for the future; to plan now for leadership change.
 

Service Members Meeting

February 09, 2019 from 10:45am to 11:30am
Regina Room
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Lunch Buffet

February 09, 2019 from 12pm to 1pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Trade Show Open

February 09, 2019 from 12pm to 3:30pm
Courtyard Ballroom
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Kendra Kay

February 09, 2019 at 12:30pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Few artists capture the spirit of country music like recording artist Kendra Kay. Raised in small town Manitoba and true to her roots, her songs are inspired by traditional country music.

Contact: Carla Hackman

(403) 992-5286

Carla@sakamotoagency.com

 

*Small Stage Showcase Acts

February 09, 2019 from 12:30pm to 2:15pm
Arbour Lounge
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Dustin Farr

February 09, 2019 at 1pm
Small Stage - Arbour Lounge
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Dustin’s music is a combination of homegrown country sound with lyrics that speak to his deep roots of home, family, friends and a desire to make music meaningful. With vocal strength and tone blended with emotional themes, Dustin’s music will speak to your soul .

Contact: Dustin Farr

(403) 438 3277

info@dustinfarr.com

 

Bar JL Horse Training

February 09, 2019 at 1:30pm
Small Stage - Hotel Entrance
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Western performance arts. Presenting a compilation of horsemanship. rope tricks, whip cracking, steer riding and more.

Contact Name: Joel Lybbert

780-300-7507

barjlhorsetraining@gmail.com

 

Every Fair (and Fair Person) Has A Story

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose Room #3
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Speaker: Marla Calico, International Association of Fairs and Expositions

Every fair and fair person has a special story. In this session you'll discover the importance of the stories your show or society’s guests are telling. And, how in light of the challenges and opportunities you face today can be met by telling your story in a new way. This session will include small group breakout work and interactive discussion.
 

Get the Most Out of Your Website & Web Content

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Vernon Room
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Speaker: Trevor Tessier, Strong Coffee

Create compelling content that drives action. Your website content can make or break the user experience in this important informational hub. In this session we will look at:

-Content factors that capture attention, drives action and supports your audience -Facts about consumer use of content -Importance of testing and analytics -Image and colour use -Audience identification (the right content for the right audience) -Search engine considerations -Types of content and their uses in the buying cycle
 

Sponsorship or Philanthropy – What the Heck is The Difference, and Does It Really Matter? -Advanced Program

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose Room #2
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Speaker: Brent Barootes, Partnership Group – Sponsorship Specialists®

This advanced level 90 Minute session has been specifically developed to provide insight into understanding the differences and impacts of these differences between sponsorship and philanthropy to those members of your ag society (volunteer or paid staff) that have more than three years experience in the field or whom are seasoned veterans!It will identify and define and break down what sponsorship marketing is and what philanthropy truly is in today’s world versus yesteryear and build on the extensive knowledge and expertise these advanced delegates have in this area. The session will then lead these more senior participants to understanding how these differences can impact their ag society from a positive and negative way in multiple areas of the organization. The session, like the beginner session, will be interactive and utilize case study discussions and examples. Overall delegates will have a better understanding of these two fundraising channels and how they work together and independently to raise more revenue for your ag society, fair or exhibition.
 

Insurance 101: What to know as an Ag Society

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Red Deer Room
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Speaker: Perry Cramer, Foster Park Brokers

This session will focus on the unique risks facing agricultural societies and what insurance solutions are available in the marketplace. The discussion will focus on the fundamentals of insurance, how premiums are calculated, what happens if you submit a claim, and provide real world examples of what is and is not covered by your insurance. We will discuss the frequent questions we receive from our Ag Society clients on areas such as liquor liability, directors & officers, facility rentals, animals at ag facilities, and injuries to volunteers. A Q&A session will take place after the presentation so please bring along any specific situations or questions you have.
 

Here Comes the Judge

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Lethbridge Room
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Speaker: Edith Svanes

Many Ag Societies are experiencing difficulties finding judges for their fairs and bench shows. Discussion will include ways to help each other find and keep judges as well as ideas to “train” new judges. Ideas to set up Judging Training Workshops will also be presented.
 

Expanding your sphere of influence - A trust based, relational approach

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Wildrose Room #1
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Speaker: Ian Hill, The Changing Point

In this session Ian Hill will give attendees a proven system for expanding your Ag Societies influence in your Community and region, while also proving its relevance, value and worth. Participants will leave with actionable tools and a road map to put them into practice right away.
 

Budgeting 101: Wants and Needs and your organization

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Edmonton Room
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Speaker: Camron Rahmanian, JRSSB School of Business at NAIT

In this session you will learn the basics of creating a budget for your Ag Society to help alleviate the stress that comes from operating a not-for-profit organization.
 

Competition is Healthy - The Benefits of a Strategic Plan

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Ridgewood Room
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Speaker: Max Fritz, Non-Profit Advisor

Competition continually drives us to a better state. As Ag Societies, you are in competition with other organizations for sponsor investment, grants, volunteers, new programming ideas, differentiation in the market and attracting guests to the events you host. As a not for profit, thinking and acting like a business and having a definitive plan is not only okay, it is needed. Being able to tell your story is important, however it may not be enough with key audiences in the future. Proving to key stakeholders that you have a strategic plan may be the most important contribution the leaders of your organization can make, allowing for great stories to continue well into the future. Come join this workshop format to better understand the journey and benefits of strategic planning.
 

When You Fail To Plan…You Plan To Fail – Creating Your Biosecurity Plan

February 09, 2019 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Elmwood Room
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Speaker: Christina Sturgeon, Westerner Park

Agriculture is an important component of every fair and fairs are a great place for the public to learn about animals and the people who raise them.

Good biosecurity practices help to keep animals and people healthy and events successful.

With 75 percent of new, "emerging" infectious diseases considered zoonotic, or diseases humans and animals can share, a thorough biosecurity plan and practice can help to keep everyone healthy.

Fairs pose unique risks for disease introduction and spread. The frequency and number of animals and humans moving around the grounds and the comingling of animals, all increase challenges for disease control.

To minimize risks, fair organizers can implement a biosecurity plan. But with so many different livestock species and people in one place, where do you start.

This session will walk you through the steps to get you started. You will leave with a roadmap that you can use to develop your own plan.

As a fair we have a responsibility to our exhibitors, their animals, and the public to create a place where they can have fun and create memories for years to come.

 

AGM (Refreshments provided)

February 09, 2019 from 4:15pm to 5:15pm
Wildrose Ballroom #2 & #3
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Free Time

February 09, 2019 from 5:15pm to 6:30pm
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Kendra Kay

February 09, 2019 at 6:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Few artists capture the spirit of country music like recording artist Kendra Kay. Raised in small town Manitoba and true to her roots, her songs are inspired by traditional country music.

Contact: Carla Hackman

(403) 992-5286

Carla@sakamotoagency.com

 

Cocktails & Main Stage Showcase Act

February 09, 2019 from 6:30pm to 7pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Gala Dinner & Award Presentations

February 09, 2019 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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The theme for the Saturday Night Gala will be Star Trek.
 

Silent Auction

February 09, 2019 at 8pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Garrett Gregory

February 09, 2019 at 8:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Garrett Gregory is a country and rock singer inspired by many artists in all genres; from Dallas Smith and Jon Pardi in country all the way to Steve Perry and Tommy Shaw in rock

Contact: Carla Hackman

(403) 992-5286

Carla@sakamotoagency.com

 

*Main Stage Showcase Acts

February 09, 2019 from 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Wildrose Ballroom
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Donny Lee

February 09, 2019 at 8:55pm
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: Carla Hackman

(403) 992-5286

Carla@sakamotoagency.com

 

Drew Gregory

February 09, 2019 at 9pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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High energy country recording artist, hailing from small town of Standard,AB. Nominated for 6 ACMA awards this year and was the 2015 male artist of the year. He has performed at BVJ, Dauphin Countryfest and Country Thunder. Large mix of cover and original songs to suite all crowds

Contact: Angie Morris

(403) 818-7223

sirroma@telus.net

 

Karac Hendriks

February 09, 2019 at 9:30pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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Ofen compared to country music icons like Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban in both talent and on-stage charisma, Karac combines his skills on acoustic, electric and lap steel guitar with dynamic, soulful vocals to bring his original songs to life, both on-stage and in-studio

Contact: Carla Hackman

(403) 992-5286

Carla@sakamotoagency.com

 

Renegade Station

February 09, 2019 at 10pm
Main Stage - Wildrose Ballroom
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4-5 piece vocal group of the country genre, hailing from Stetler, AB. Two time Association of Country Music in Alberta “ Group of the Year” and up for 6 nominations this year. High energy act performing a great mix of cover and original songs

Contact: Angie Morris

(403) 818-7223

sirroma@telus.net

 

Hospitality Room - Toonie Bar

February 09, 2019 from 10:45pm to 2am
Locker Room
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Doors open at 10:45pm

Feb 10, 2019

 

Breakfast Buffet

February 10, 2019 from 8:30am to 9:30am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Silent Auction Pick Up

February 10, 2019 from 8:30am to 11:30am
Alberta Room
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Closing Keynote - Inspiring Alberta-The Power and Potential of Your Ag Society

February 10, 2019 from 9:30am to 11am
Wildrose Ballroom
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Speaker: Ian Hill, The Changing Point

We are all connected by an “irrational passion” for the thing we love, our Ag Society! When used properly our Ag Society can be a vehicle to do tremendous things for every citizen in our community.

In this inspirational closing keynote, Ian Hill will cast a vision of the power and great potential of Agricultural Societies to shape our Communities and the Province as a whole. He will make the case that through our programs, facilities, events and most importantly community leadership, Alberta Agricultural Societies and their members touch every citizen from cradle to grave and are primly poised to as a catalysts and an inspiration to take our communities where they have never gone before.
 

Closing

February 10, 2019 from 11am to 11:30am
Wildrose Ballroom
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