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The Saskatchewan OYF alumni are excited to host a full-scale national event in Saskatoon this fall! Mark your calendars for November 24th to 27th and join us in Saskatoon for great food, immersive tours and plenty of time to catch up with friends from across this great country!
On Thursday (Nov 24) we will spend the afternoon at the beautiful University of Saskatchewan with mini tours covering all aspects of agriculture from crops to poultry, dairy to natural sciences. We will end the day with dueling pianos and a savory meal at Marquis Hall on the University campus.
We will have a busy Friday (Nov 25) with our Forum “Creating Change Through Policy” with Guest Speaker Cherilyn Jolly-Nagel and Alumni Panel, the Regional Winners Presentations (Check out the Regional Winners)and the Gala where our 2022 National Winners will be announced.
Saturday (Nov 26) tours include a stop at Brandt Manufacturing, a privately-owned and family-run business for the past 90 years. The Saskatoon manufacturing facility is Brandt’s largest and most impressive with over 200,000 sq ft dedicated to the building of construction, transportation and energy-related products. https://www.brandt.ca
We will also be stopping by one of Saskatchewan’s largest John Deere Dealerships to view a demonstration of the latest “See and Spray” technology from John Deere with lots of time for questions! https://www.deere.com/en/news/all-news/2021mar02-john-deere-launches-see-and-spray-select/
Lunch will be at Wanuskewin Heritage Park overlooking the Opimihaw Creek and the South Saskatchewan River – a window into a part of Canada’s history that remains largely undiscovered, and a link to our past unlike any other National Historic Site in Canada. There will be an opportunity to tour their interpretive center and peruse the art gallery. The site is also home to a recently re-established herd of Plains Bison. https://wanuskewin.com
A visit to Saskatoon would not be complete without a stop at Black Fox Farm and Distillery. OYF alumni, Barb and John founded Black Fox on the concept that by utilizing the best possible grains grown in Saskatchewan it would be possible to create and market exceptional Canadian whisky and gin. Well respected in the craft industry, their world class spirits can be found globally and they welcome guests year-round to their agritourism location. https://www.blackfoxfarmanddistillery.com/
Our tour stops will include Floral Acres, Saskatchewan’s largest greenhouse with 4 million plants in nearly 5 acres of greenhouse. This family business began 80 years ago and is currently doubling production with new greenhouses under construction. Learn what it takes to survive and thrive in a part of the country where temperatures range from +35 to -40C. https://floralacres.ca/pages/about
Register early as space will be limited. Deadline is October 31, 2022.
Now pack your bags – it won’t be the same without you!
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