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Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan invest in multipurpose facility

Will be used to host a variety of farm shows

By Diego Flammini,

In an effort to increase the stature and attendance of farm shows, including the Canadian Western Agribition and Canada’s Farm Progress Show, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are investing in a new multipurpose facility.

“Both Agribition and Farm Progress are institutions here in Regina and major contributors to the Saskatchewan economy,” said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz. “This investment provides a world-class venue that will draw international visitors to Saskatchewan to get a firsthand look at Canada’s dynamic agriculture industry.”

The International Trade Centre, a 150,000 square foot facility located at Evraz Place in Regina, will receive an investment of $22 million through Canada’s Growing Forward 2.

The new centre will replace some of the old buildings and barns that are on the grounds. The International Trade Centre will be located between the Ag-Ex Pavilion and the Canada Centre complex.

“Our government is proud to invest in the International Trade Centre. This multifunctional facility will make significant contributions to our province’s strong and diverse economy,” said Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture Lyle Stewart. “It is going to be a world class facility with the ability to attract and host a variety of large events that benefit trade and agri-business in our growing province.”

The 2015 edition of the Canadian Western Agribition is scheduled to take place from Monday, November 23rd to Saturday, November 28th.

Canada’s next Farm Progress Show will run from Wednesday, June 15th – Friday, June 17th, 2016.

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