At its annual general meeting, the Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) gave an update as to how the 2018 performed. The organization called it another successful year and reports a profit of $190,671.
“It’s important for Agribition to continue to operate responsibly, and to ensure the show and the organization is sustainable in the long term,” says CWA president, Bruce Holmquist. “We’re proud of the fact that we continue to add programming and bring new visitors to Agribition while ensuring that we also grow and make improvements to the show.”
Last year’s show had a record-high value of purchases from international buyers, totalling $881,000. According to organizers, that number is close to double since 2016. The show also started a new mentorship program last year which welcomed more than 9,000 students to its education program.
As planning has already started for this year’s show, CWA also announced it will be home to the Maple Leaf Pro Rodeo finals. The new circuit will feature 10 of the top contestants in each of the seven major rodeo events competing over four nights for over $100,000 in prize money.