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Ag life at the forefront during Raymond’s Aggie Daze

Posted on September 19, 2019 by admin

By Stan Ashbee
Westwind Weekly News

From farm to plate, farm safety, and food safety Aggie Daze in Raymond offers southern Albertans a hands-on learning experience like no other. The Raymond Ag Society presents this second annual event Friday and Saturday.
It all kicks off with a lively and interactive look at living on the farm and farm safety with Team T and J Entertainment and the theme “No Harm On the Farm” Friday at 7 p.m. at the Raymond Elementary School Gym.
For more information or for a full list of events, activities, and times visit the society’s Facebook page or website at
On Saturday, Aggie Daze features a 4-H Pancake Breakfast at the Pioneer Village Red Barn at 8 a.m. The day’s events include Joel Lybbert Buffalo and Steer Roping, Sheep Shearing, Goat Milking, Sausage Making, Horse Shoeing, Chuck Wagon Races, a Show and Shine, and Cowboy Poetry. There will also be Wagon Rides, a Petting Zoo, Vendor Displays, and a plethora of other family-fun activities.
“This year’s going to be a lot better than our first one,” said Second Vice-President and Director Christy Block, adding there will be a lot of fun stuff going on.
According to Block, the whole event is free, but the Wagon Rides will cost $1 a ride.
Aggie Daze used to be the town’s annual fall fair, which was a judging event in the past.
“We switched that up a little bit. We’re kind of going back to the old pioneer village kind of stuff,” she noted.
Last year’s inaugural run was a good time had by all and this year’s event will be a repeat of some of the more popular activities. “We’re kind of just adding to what we had,” Block said, about the 2019 line-up.
Block said the main Aggie Daze hours are 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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