An Alumni Weekend Event
A good old fashioned Country Fair took over the Edmonton Research Station on South Campus this fall, to celebrate the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences’ first 100 years!
“Main Street”, the mile-long road running north/south, had interactive displays featuring the faculty, departments, centres and institutes, focusing on “our accomplished past … our limitless future.” There were plenty of family-friendly activities, a mini farmers market in the old barn and, of course, the ALES Museum was open to one and all.
On Friday, over 1350 elementary students visited the Old Country Fair dominating “main street” and visiting the more than seventeen interactive displays. Students learned the history of hay, what came first … the chicken or the egg, explored pig science, had hands on fun in one of the three gardens, discovered fun facts about range lands and got the dirt on dirt!
The annual Alumni Breakfast with the Dean took place onsite Saturday in our ALES 100 tent and hosted the largest turnout to date with about 220 alumni joining and most staying to tour the rest of the Old Country Fair.
A big thank you to the organizing committee and the massive amount of volunteers that showed up to help make our visitors welcome! Could not have happened without all of those helping hands.