(CALGARY, AB) – As a major partner and organizing sponsor for
Canadian Agricultural Safety Week (CASW), Agriculture for Life and its
Founding Members will host three Safety Days in Olds, Iron Springs and
Grande Prairie, reaching close to 400 students in grades K-9 throughout the
These one-day events teach children to keep themselves and those around them
safe and healthy. Children learn about a wide variety of safety topics
delivered by local volunteers and safety experts. Topic examples include
chemical look-a-like, large equipment blind spots, overhead powerlines and
pipeline safety. The Safety Day events will take place March 11th in Olds,
March 12th in Iron Springs and March 14th in Grande Prairie.
Rocky Mountain Equipment and TransCanada Corporation are among those
delivering safety messaging to the students.
“The safety of families in rural communities is a responsibility that our
company takes very seriously” says Laird Munro, Director, Marketing and
Communications, Rocky Mountain Equipment.
“By partnering with organizations like Ag for Life and the Canadian
Agricultural Safety Association, we can ensure programs like Safety Days
receive the financial support they need to reach more communities across
Canada,” says Peter Kruselnicki, vice president Stakeholder Relations at
TransCanada. “It’s one of the ways we make sure the communities where we
operate stay safe.”
CASW is a national, public education campaign focusing on the importance of
safe agriculture. The campaign takes place every year in the third week of
March. This year, the theme for CASW is “Let’s Talk About It!”-which
encourages producers to engage in conversations about safety. For more
information on CASA and CASW initiatives visit www.agsafetyweek.ca/.
“Partnering with CASA on the CASW campaign is the perfect opportunity to
raise awareness of the importance of safe agriculture amongst children,
youth and adults,” adds Ag for Life CEO, David Sprague. “Agriculture is the
second largest industry in Alberta and an important part of our way of life,
so we see the safety of all those involved as a high priority. Encouraging
our farm families and communities to talk about safety during CASW is a
great way to raise the awareness of keeping everyone safe.”
Ag for Life and its partners are demonstrating a strong commitment to
agricultural safety. Their support of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
helps to reinforce the importance of farm safety across the entire
agricultural sector, from the corporate level to the community level,” says
Marcel Hacault, Executive Director of the Canadian Agricultural Safety
About Ag for Life
Ag for Life (Agriculture for Life) has a mandate to deliver educational
programming designed to improve rural and farm safety while building public
understanding around the agricultural industry. The organization brings
together various sectors including agri-services, energy, financial and
not-for-profit organizations, along with farmers, ranchers and community
Ag for Life is made possible through the funding and commitment of companies
that employ almost 20,000 people in more than 350 Alberta communities.
Founding Members include Agrium Inc., ATB Financial, ATCO Group, Penn West,
Rocky Mountain Equipment, TransCanada Corporation and UFA Co-operative
Limited. Contributing Members include AdFarm and Glacier FarmMedia.
Find out more at agricultureforlife.ca.