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Kids Ate Up the Opportunity to Learn More About Pulses (PCN Summer 2016) JUN 24 2016 | Consumers and Producers | Pulse Crop News

This article appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of Pulse Crop News.

Aggie Days ran from April 6-10 at Agrium Western Event Centre in Calgary. It attracted 41,160 guests during three days of school groups and two days on the weekend for families. A

mazing Agriculture was scheduled to attract school groups from May 3-5 to the Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton. Sixty classes with 1,459 kids were signed up to attend, however, the event was unable to proceed on the final day due to the space being needed to help house evacuees from the Fort McMurray fire.


  • Kids were invited to handle pulses and receive a pea pen at Aggie Days.
  • Kids enjoyed activities on the IYP travelling display at Aggie Days.
  • APG Food and Nutrition Coordinator Debra McLennan used a skipping rope to show kids how pulses give you energy.
  • Kids made and sampled hummus at the Northlands Food Lab station.
  • Communications Coordinator Rachel Peterson helped show kids the benefits of pulses.