Renew the lease for the Cochrane & District Agricultural Society

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Rocky View County council supported a motion during RVC Council's Jan. 26 meeting to start the process of selling the land occupied by the Cochrane And District Agricultural Society.  According to an article published by the Cochrane Times, the "146-acres of land on the corner of Hwy. 22/1A was deemed a surplus to the county’s interests".  Since when is hosting an Agricultural Society against the county's interests? Will the user groups who invested casino funds, grant money and thousands of volunteer hours to improve THIS location see any compensation? If we can let our council know how essential this venue is to our users and programs, maybe we can change their minds!  After all, we vote for them.

The Cochrane & District Agricultural Society's vision is to serve our community by facilitating programs and activities provided by many local groups who use our grounds on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.  A list of the various user groups who have programs and events hosted by CDAS includes Cochrane Pony Club, Cochrane BMX, Cochrane Search and Rescue, Big Hills 4-H Club, Cochrane Roping Club, Cochrane Horse Trials, Cochrane Pace & Chase and Extreme Cowboy. Hundreds of youth from Calgary and surrounding areas benefit from these programs which enrich our society by building a bridge between rural and urban districts.

A list of weekly and annual events held at the CDAS grounds includes the Bears Paw Bench Show, Pawstracs Dog Agility, Horse Industry Alberta's "Horses 101 seminar series", testing for the Alberta Green Certificate Program, High School X Country Foot Races, Zombie Survivor, Mud, Sweat and Tears, X Country Bicycle Races, Hunter/Jumper Shows and of course, our signature event – the Cochrane Fair. These events bring thousands of visitors to Cochrane, from across North America.

Our own county is in favour of uprooting all the programs and user groups hosted by the CDAS. Let's tell them this is unacceptable.

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