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Agribition President Has Deep Roots In The Show

his year marks the 49th Anniversary of Canadian Western Agribition.
 
Chris Lees is President of the show this year and has a special tie and a long term relationship with the show.
 
His father was a founding member of Canadian Western Agribition.
 
“He and a couple of his friends dreamt it up, they wanted to display cattle in Western Canada and that’s kind of how Agribition started.”
 
Unfortunately, his dad passed away in 1974, when the show was only three years old.  The Lees’ family have stayed in the business and have been here at Agribition for 49 years.
 
He says they’ve never missed one show, noting he can still remember the first show he attended.
 
Chris and his wife Tina are Hereford breeders and own and operate C & T Cattle Company at Arcola.
 
He joined the CWA Board of Directors in 2012 and has served the board in a variety of capacities over the years.
 
“ I think my dad would be in “aw “  of the show today and be amazed at how it has grown, especially worldwide.   We have 1000-1200 people here from 70-80 countries.  I don’t know if he dreamt that big or not, but I‘m sure he’s looking down on us saying “man this is something unbelievable.”
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