Growing up, most kids only miss school when they’re sick or when a family member dies. Sometimes they might even miss it for a sporting event like football game or a hockey tournament. But when it comes to the Canadian Western Agribition, kids miss school for cattle.
The Junior Showmanship Competition took place throughout the day Wednesday with kids as young as four showing off cattle. Judges grade them on their control of the animal and how the calf looks.
On Tuesday morning CJME Radio and the Salvation Army teamed up to launch the 44th Annual Santas Anonymous campaign.
The goal is to try to make sure that every child in Regina has a gift to open on Christmas morning.
Val Wiks is with the Salvation Army and this will be her tenth Christmas helping with the toy drive.
“At the beginning it was very um—it wasn’t very exciting. I felt very sad that there was such a need,” Wiks admitted. “(Now) I get excited because I know that we can help them.”
It has been 43 years since the Canadian Western Agribition had its humble beginnings in Regina and on Monday, it started up again for another year.
There will be a few new events and exhibitions at this year’s Agribition acording to CEO Marty Seymour. One of two new equine events is a daily horse training show set for every noon hour.
“A couple horse trainers will take an animal that’s never been trained before and teach that animal a bunch of skills so they can ride (it),” said Seymour.
In 1983, Jim Simmons made his first trip up from South Dakota to the Canadian Western Agribition where he and his father sold cattle. He was nine years old at the time, but his limousine cattle won awards.
Soon after, he began doing custom cattle work and continued making the trek to Regina every year. He and his father showed a champion steer one year, and Agribition became a good place for Simmons to make some money.
“It’s just a really good livestock exhibition to sell cattle,” he said.
Regina is remembering those who gave their lives in war.
The Brandt Centre was packed for the annual Remembrance Day service. Veterans in wheelchairs and young children all paused for a moment of silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.
Larry Adams is with the Korean Veterans Association. This year marked the 60th anniversary of the armistice of 1953. The Korean war is often called the forgotten war, although over 500 Canadians were killed.
A couple from Balcarres is hoping to make a big impression at Agribition this year as they try to sell an automated feeding system of their own design.
Nearly 20 years ago, Dennis McMorris was calving at his farm near Balcarres, and the labour of feeding his cattle was getting to be too much. Calving already had him working well into the middle of the night, and hauling hundreds of buckets of feed out to the rest of his herd was proving to be much too time-consuming. That gave him an idea. What if there was a machine that did the feeding for him?
Runners and walkers at the Shaw Centre adopted more than just a smile and cheery mood on Saturday.
A dozen families gathered for the third annual Adopt Walk to raise awareness for adoption and some money for kids entering post secondary education.
Kids and parents ran and walked five kilometers around the track.
“One in five people are connected by adoption. So in our province that means around 20,000 if not more,” Adoption Support Centre of Saskatchewan (ASCS) executive director Cindy Xavier said.
It’s been 43 years since the Canadian Western Agribition had its humble beginnings in Regina, and on Monday, it begins again for another year.
There will be a couple new events and exhibitions at this year’s Agribition, according to CEO Marty Seymour. It includes two equine events, the first being a horse training show.
“A couple horse trainers will take an animal that’s never been trained before and teach that animal a bunch of skills so they can ride (it),” said Seymour. That event will happen over the noon hour each day.
It's been 45 days since her death and still no arrests have been made in the Kelly Goforth case.
The 21-year-old Regina mother's body was found in a back alley near McAra Street and 10th avenue back on September 25th.
Today, the family is doing their best to make sure the case isn't forgotten.
They are holding a Justice Walk through North Central to keep her memory alive, and say that area was chosen because that's where she was last seen.
It's not great timing; you can expect very chilly temperatures for tomorrow's Rider game versus BC at Mosaic Stadium.
While we've been fortunate enough to dodge the cold over the past while, Dave Carlsen with Environment Canada says as murphy's law would dictate, the coldest day in the next week just so happens to be the beginning of the west semi final.
"We're going to be looking at temperatures at kickoff time around -10 or -12," he said.