Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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JUNE 21, 2013

SASKATCHEWAN TO PROMOTE AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT AND TRADE WITH UNITED STATES

Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart, along with agriculture industry representatives, will lead a trade mission to the midwestern United States June 23-26, focused on advancing Saskatchewan grain and livestock interests in these markets.

“This mission provides a valuable opportunity to promote Saskatchewan as a leading exporter of agri-food products in the midwest, particularly in states such as Minnesota, Colorado and North Dakota,” Stewart said.  “We also want to promote Saskatchewan as a place to invest in agriculture and value-added processing.”

Highlights of the trip include meetings with key agri-businesses in order to promote and strengthen business relationships and attract investment.

Stewart will also meet with the Midwestern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (MASDA) to discuss a number of topics, including Country of Origin Labelling.

Stewart will also address more than 200 industry representatives from the midwest region at the Minneapolis Trade Consulate’s Canada Day Reception on Thursday, June 26.  The theme for the reception is ‘NAFTA after 20’ and the increased benefits Canadian-U.S. trade integration has brought to the agriculture industry in both regions.  Saskatchewan’s agriculture industry in particular has benefitted from NAFTA, as agri-food exports from the province to the U.S. grew from $720 million in 1995 to $3.2 billion in 2012.

The Saskatchewan Plan for Growth includes goals to increase exports of agriculture products from $10 billion in 2011 to $15 billion by 2020, and promote investment in the province’s value-added sector to take advantage of growing global demand for food, feed, fuel and fibre.

The Canada-U.S. trade relationship is especially strong in agriculture.  In 2012, total two-way agriculture trade was almost $42 billion, and Canada is the top export market for 35 states.  Trade between the two nations supports an estimated eight million American jobs.  Saskatchewan exports more than half a billion dollars in agri-food products to the states of North Dakota, Minnesota and Colorado.

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For more information, contact:

Jonathan Tremblay
Agriculture
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5155
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Cell: 306-529-4199

 

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