Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) reported a profit of $18,080 on revenues of $3,060,478 for 2008, thanks to an 14 per cent increase in admissions and food sales at the show last November. Attendance grew to 142,500 from 137,500 the year before, says chief executive officer and general manager Jason Pollock. CWA 2009 will be held Nov. 21 to Nov. 28 at Evraz Place in Regina.
The World Angus Forum in Canada, July 13-16, 2009 in Calgary, is shaping up to be the largest Angus event ever held in Canada. It will take a 2.5 km walk to tour the 160,000 sq. ft. of cattle and breeder displays from the 200+ exhibitors participating in the event — Canadian breeders from PEI to B. C. as well as the USA, Denmark, Scotland and more. It is expected that 1,000 head of Angus cattle will be on the grounds at Spruce Meadows, just south of Calgary, for Forum participants and visitors to tour. Many will be entered in the Open, Junior and Futurity shows while others will be the focus of breeder displays. A key feature will be the first-ever international