Agribition reports losses in 2021 and CEO departing

Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) has announced an operating loss of $321,000 while reporting more than $4 million in revenue in 2021.

Agribition President Chris Lees said that despite the loss for the year, they are proud of many things this year.

“It was such a pleasure to see everyone back together once again, especially to celebrate Agribition’s 50th show. We are proud to be back doing business in the barns and continuing our work internationally as advocates for Canadian agriculture,” he said.

“We knew it wasn’t going to be an easy return to business, but in spite of the challenges, our exhibitors, partners and fans showed up in a big way,” said CEO Chris Lane. “It was important to be here for the agriculture and western entertainment industries, and we’re already planning the next show.”

In 2022, Agribition will see changes, including Chris Lane departing as the CEO.

“I’ve had the pleasure and honour to be part of this team for nearly six years, and the opportunity for CWA has never been greater,” he said. “The world needs more of what Agribition is here to promote, and CWA is in an excellent position to deliver it.:

Though Laine will be stepping out, planning for the 2022 show is well underway, including:

  • Maple Leaf Finals Pro Rodeo with additional entertainment
  • Return of the CWA Education Program for school groups
  • Renewed food experience
  • Expanded Bison programming
  • Agribition Beef Supreme, presented by CN

President Chris Lees will also be departing as this year marks the end of his term as president.

Canadian Western Agribition runs November 28th – December 3rd at the REAL District.

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