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s CHOOL Yellowhead County hosts

Times Annual Farm Safety Day

With the success of the Farm Safety Day held in farm or any industrial-agricultural operation has
2016, it was decided to make the Farm Safety Day always had its inherent risks associated with it –
an annual event for local rural Yellowhead County from working long hours to using heavy equipment
junior high students. and managing unpredictable livestock. This new
HRH Grad Yellowhead County for junior high students on event was created to alleviate some of the dangers
The local farm safety event was hosted by
inherent in these situations.
May 30 in Wildwood, and provided a hands-on
There were 85 students in attendance from
Class of 2017 approach to identifying hazards and promoting Wildwood, Niton and Evansburg schools who took
agricultural safety.
part in the full day event that showcased many of
"Some teenagers, who have grown up working on the potentially dangerous situations that anyone
Would like to thank the following individuals & a family farm or nearby local farm, may be very working or living on a farm may come across.
businesses for their support. You helped make aware of dangers that they can encounter every Education is important for anyone who has grown
our graduation such a HUGE success! day," says Yellowhead County Agricultural up on a farm and may be dismissive or too
Services Coordinator, Patricia O'Neil. "But, there comfortable with many of the day-to-day dangers
Templeton’s Howard Eichhorn may be many more dangers out there that they're of farming operations. It's also important for
Greenhouse Tracy and Ken Ford not aware of, or that they've developed a blind spot someone who visits a farm and may not be aware
Castle Rentals Chad Dickson to after years of a potential risk because it's never of the potentially dangerous situations that are
been an issue in the past. We gear our Farm Safety
visible to people who are around them on a daily
Edson Wal-Mart Allison and Luc Roth Day towards reminding them of those dangers that basis.
Cougar Contracting Tracy and Jason Bussey could injure them, or worse." The students were broken up into small groups
Tourmaline OIl Corp. HRH Rebels Football In Canada, Agriculture ranks as the third most and rotated through the different farm safety
Jody Costall Team hazardous industry. According to the Farm Safety stations which focussed on various scenarios that
Jason Gole Vanier Community Centre, a non-profit organization, which promotes may bring a level of danger when in a rural
Brad Paschak Catholic School safe agricultural practices through the development situation. The stations covered topics such as
and delivery of educational materials throughout
wearing proper clothing and having an awareness
Paul Andre rural Alberta, there were 331 farm-related fatalities when using or being around pesticides; proper
from 1997-2014. 19% of those were children under livestock handling and management techniques;
All Grad Parents/ Guardians who helped and/or 18 years old. With those statistics in mind, the laws and safety around distracted driving while
donated supplies Yellowhead County's Agricultural Department operating vehicles and safety around bodies of
All the participating Grads that made the wanted to offer a Farm Safety Day, which taught water of any size.
decorating a complete success. students how to be safer
on their farms through
customized education
and awareness.
Working on a family

Congratulate Your
Congratulate Your
Parkland Composite
Parkland Composite
High School Grad!
High School Grad!

Junior High School students learned about safe livestock handling during
the County's Annual Farm Safety Day held in Wildwood on May 30.

Parents, Grandparents,
Parents, Grandparents,
Friends and Families
Friends and Families
place your ad for your special grad.
place your ad for your special grad.
Deadline to submit ads is June 20.
Deadline to submit ads is June 20.

Please contact Sue at
Please contact Sue at
780-723-5787 or
780-723-5787 or "Grade five students in Miss Wesolowsky class at A.H. Dakin School
email made some cupcakes and refreshments to serve to our generous
for special grad ad rates. parents and volunteers that donate their valuable time. It is their way of
for special grad ad rates.
saying thanks for all they do," said Mike Belecky Principal at the
school. photo Deanna Mitchener

Alaina Linklater is five years old, she enjoyed
attending playschool and is looking forward to
starting kindergarten at the new school this Isabella Labrie is five years old. Isabella says "I like
September. Alana says "I like blue, pink and purple the color pink, I like to eat spaghetti. I want to be a
for colors. I like to go swimming, and eat rainbow when I grow up."

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