4-H Youth Ag-Summit

Monday, August 19 kicked off the inaugural 4-H Youth Ag-Summit in Calgary. The week-long summit welcomed 118 delegates (students ages 19-25) from 20 countries to learn about the challenges of feeding a hungry planet.

On Tuesday, to begin their “Goal Setting” day, they all gathered in the Rotary House on Stampede Park for a classic Calgary Stampede pancake breakfast and White Hat Ceremony. DSCF9427

So what exactly are the challenges these young people are exploring this week? The Youth Ag-Summit website says, “In November 2011, the United Nations declared that the planet’s population surpassed 7 billion people. By 2050, experts predict an additional 2 billion people will need healthy food and nutrition. No one person, company or nation holds the answer but, through discussion and collaboration, and innovation, these young adults know ground-breaking agricultural solutions can be found, acted upon and achieved.”

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Thank you, thank you

 

When the flood hit Stampede Park, everyone here was overwhelmed and humbled by the number of offers to help. Employees answered emails by the hundreds.

Now that the Stampede dust has settled, we have received something most unexpected–thank you’s. These have come in many forms–a verbal thank you. An email. A blog comment. A few people have mailed us cards–and once group decorated homemade paper white cowboy hats. Once again, we are inspired by the generous spirit all around us. Take a look–

And thank YOU Calgary!

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2014 Indian Princes Competition – 5 days remain!

FIVE DAYS REMAIN to submit your application for the opportunity to stand as the official representative for Indian Village, the Calgary Stampede and the City of Calgary.

The opportunity is extended to ANY Treaty 7 young woman from Southern Alberta and not limited to the City of Calgary city limits. We encourage all eligible young women to challenge themselves with a year of memories, travel and personal growth!

As we start the countdown to the application deadline, we asked some of our Alumni for their thoughts on their year as Calgary Stampede Indian Princess.

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2014 INDIAN PRINCESS COMPETITION

ONE WEEK REMAINS to submit your application for the opportunity to stand as the official representative for Indian Village, the Calgary Stampede and the City of Calgary.

The opportunity is extended to ANY Treaty 7 young woman from Southern Alberta and not limited to the City of Calgary city limits.  We encourage all eligible young women to challenge themselves with a year of memories, travel and personal growth!

As we start the countdown to the application deadline, we asked some of our Alumni for their thoughts on their year as Calgary Stampede Indian Princess.

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Calgary Stampede Previews Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days is a two day event taking place on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. You can go and check out a myriad of farms throughout the province and see what farm life is like and where your food comes from. There are also culinary experiences you can check out – which match up a chef with a local food producer. How cool is that?! Since the Stampede is dedicated to connecting urban and rural communities, this event hits close to home. Our Videographer Margeaux and I traveled out to Diamond Valley Farm to get a preview of what you might get to see during Open Farm Days.          DSCF8873

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Majestic horses symbolic of Calgary

In the midst of the daily news cycle churning out the day’s bits and bites, words can pass like a blur. Every once in a blue moon I am struck by the power of words to capture and convey the essence of something relatively intangible, and the power of media to share insights.

A recent feature article in the Calgary Herald, written by Mario Toneguzzi, explores the horse as a symbol of our city, as seen through the eyes of an artist and a professional who uses horses in personal therapy. The feature is a thought-provoking and evocative exploration of the majesty, mystery, power, unpredictability and wisdom we see in horses, and the power they have to affect and mesmerize us in their many moods and moments.

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