Chamber of Commerce request not voted on

Yorkton Council not marking Showdown Week in 2019

The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce were at the regular meeting of Yorkton Council Monday looking to have the week of Nov. 4-10 proclaimed Showdown Week in the city.

“Harvest Showdown, hosted by the Yorkton Exhibition Association is a premier attraction to the City of Yorkton. It showcases farms and ranches in the area; serves to educate hundreds of local students about the agriculture industry; and is a major events attraction including the debut of the Professional Bull Riders Canada event November 8 & 9,” explained Juanita Polegi Executive Director, Yorkton Chamber of Commerce in making the request.

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Polegi said the farm sector certainly has an impact on Yorkton.

“The Agriculture industry significantly impacts the economy of the City of Yorkton with over 60 businesses directly involved in serving the farming and ranching community. It’s estimated that for every job in the agriculture industry another seven jobs are generated in the economy,” she outlined.

With that in mind the Chamber, in partnership with the Yorkton Exhibition Association made the request for the proclamation.

However, Council chose not to make the proclamation, or to even vote on the request. Instead they voted only to receive and file the presentation, which puts it in the official minutes of the meeting, but does not deal specifically with anything included in said presentation.

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