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November 8 - 10 at the Westerner Park

The Partnership of Agri-Trade began in 1984 and has continued to this day, and is a joint venture of the Red Deer and District Chamber of Commerce and Westerner Park.  Agri-Trade is considered to be one of the best Farm Equipment Shows to do business in North America.  It is one of the shows in Canada that is supported by the major equipment retailers as a “National Stand”.
Agri-Trade Equipment Expo attracts annually over 30,000 qualified Agriculture Buyers and over 475 equipment manufacturers and  Agricultural Services to Red Deer. Agri-Trade is considered one of the Best Agricultural Equipment  shows in Canada generating an estimated $300,000,000.00 annually in equipment sales and tourism spending. 
Because of Agri-Trade’s unique timing, we are the first show after harvest as well as the first show that kicks off a new planning season for producers.  That is the secret to the success of the Show; farmers know what they have to spend.
Agri-Trade happens over three days each November and is host to  exhibitors representing the very best in agriculture equipment, technology, service and products. 

Right Show Right Time Right Location

Focus on youth

Agri-Trade is pleased to be once again providing bursaries to agricultural students from both Red Deer College, Olds College and Lakeland College. The bursary program totals $22,500 for worthy students across Alberta.

In our efforts to support youth in Agriculture we are also offering free admission to any 4-H member, who arrives at the show and presents their valid 4-H membership card. We are also working with Red Deer County to provide students from the county with complimentary admission to the show.

As with any industry sector the future lies with our youth, and through our investment we hope to encourage their continued involvement in the agricultural sector.


Wishing everyone a blessed Thanksgiving filled with many wonderful memories!


Oct 13 - 15, 2023 @ the Westerner

 Meet local professionals and talk to the experts you need for your home improvement projects. They are here to talk to you about the projects on your list, and want to help you get them done! The show offers something for everyone, from home decor, to large-scale renovations and real estate professionals.


Reminder to check out the Lacombe Farmers market and at the same time supporting local.  Any Yes your 4 legged family members are allowed. Just make sure your pets are on a lease/collar or harness and well mannered due to meeting up with other pets and the other people that are there enjoy their shopping experience. Enjoy!

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The Bank of Canada will not raise rates again and will start cutting a little later than previously anticipated, according to a survey of market participants released by the central bank on Monday.

The BoC’s second-quarter survey, conducted from June 8 to 19, showed a median of the participants, which include senior economists or strategists involved in Canadian financial markets, expect the bank to hold interest rates at a 22-year high of 5.00 per cent until the end of 2023, before starting to cut rates in March.

In the previous survey released in April, when the BoC’s key policy rate was at 4.50 per cent, median expectation was for a rate cut in January. Money markets still see a chance for another rate hike this year.

A median of 25 participants now also predict a 0.7 per cent gross domestic product growth at the end of 2023, instead of a 0.1 per cent contraction forecast in the last survey.

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Whether you have a small patio or large yard, maximizing your outdoor space can create a welcoming and enjoyable environment, while also extending your living space. Here are some tips to help make the most of your outdoor space:

  • Incorporate plants, flowers, and greenery to add natural beauty to
    your outdoor space. Choose low maintenance plants suitable for
    your climate and consider container gardening if you have limited space. Create visual interest with different heights, textures, and colors.

  • Invest in comfortable outdoor seating options such as lounge chairs, sofas, hammocks, or dining sets. Choose durable, weather-resistant materials and add cushions or pillows for added comfort. Ensure there’s enough seating for your family and guests!

  • Enhance your outdoor space with proper lighting to extend its
    usability into the evening. Use a combination of ambient lighting,
    such as string lights or lanterns, and task lighting, such as spotlights or pathway lights. Consider solar-powered or energy-efficient options to minimize electricity usage.

  • Provide shade options to protect yourself from the sun. Use umbrellas, awnings, pergolas, or shade sails to create shaded areas.

Consider natural shade from trees or install retractable canopies for versatility. Sun protection allows you to enjoy your outdoor space even during hot summer days. 


Adding a secondary suite at any point in your homeownership journey can be a great way to diversify your revenue stream, support your  mortgage payments, and make use of any potentially unused space you may have in your home.

Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Does your secondary suite meet all the legal and regulatory requirements? It is important to familiarize yourself with the local laws including zoning bylaws, and regulations regarding secondary suites.

  2. Does your secondary suite meet all safety and building code requirements? Consider fire safety, electrical, plumbing, and ventilation requirements.

  3. Does your secondary suite impact your utilities and services? Assess if any modifications or upgrades are required to accommodate the increased demand on your water, electricity, heating, and waste management.

Keep in mind that it is crucial to consult with professionals such as architects, contractors, and local authorities to ensure compliance with regulations and to get expert advice throughout the process of adding a secondary suite to your property.


A new fully accessible fishing dock is now open at a Lacombe pond.

There was a grand opening for the dock at the Len Thompson Trout Pond on Saturday ahead of the Lacombe Fish and Game Association’s annual Kids Can Catch event.

“Kids Can Catch day is exciting every year, but it was extra special this year because of this incredible new infrastructure we have at this already awesome pond,” said Brad Pallister, Lacombe Fish and Game Association vice-president.

“It’s certainly one of the most significant fully accessible docks that we know of in Alberta. We’re pretty excited. It’s going to be great for the community and those who use it.”

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