Safety awareness of many different kinds is going to be showcased at an exposition in the Blindman Valley Agricultural Centre (BVAC) on March 11. It is being hosted by the Bentley & District Agricultural Society.
The whole thing is free and is open to the public. It should be of interest to people of all ages, and to both urban and rural residents. Some Bentley school classes will be attending as a group.
Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
There is no admission charge and free beef-on-a-bun, sponsored by Servus Credit Union, will be offered.
There will be a variety of displays covering many topics.
Bicycle Safety will be sponsored by the RCMP and Fire Safety by the local Bentley volunteer fire department.
ATV Safety will be emphasized by Rainy Creek Powersports Ltd. and Electrical Safety by Fortis Alberta.
Farm Implement Safety will be handled by Rocky Mountain Equipment and “What’s Under the Ground” by TransCanada.
There will also be sessions on Gravity Grain Flow, helmet safety and more.
Sessions may include talks, demonstrations and/or handouts and each session lasts about 20 minutes.
Many other sponsors, besides the ones already mentioned, including Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Ag for Life, Wal-Mart (Sylvan Lake) and others are helping to make the free event possible.