Thursday, March 15, 2012

Opting out of Calgary Stampede Aggie Days

If you have a child in the Calgary Board of Education, they can opt out of attending the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days. 

Just tell their teacher or principal. 

Simply send a note... "I do not want my child to attend the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days."

Why are we suggesting our children "kidcott" the Calgary Stampede Aggie Days?

1. Learning is connected to a factual understanding of our world. Aggie Days are an inaccurate portrayal of the conditions on factory farms and battery caged operations within the Industrial Agricultural production system.

2. The Calgary Stampede Aggie Days has repeatedly denied local urban ag organizations the opportunity to participate in the event. Read the proposal here. Our goal has been to make a food connection with students based on hands-on programming.