Everyone enjoyed themselves at last year’s first Progressive Agricultural Safety Day in Quesnel. Sixty-three students aged six to 16 gathered at Alex Fraser Park to learn about how to be safe around electricity, fire, tractors, hand tools, cars, small animals and more. (Observer file photo)

Second annual Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Quesnel will take place May 16

Registration packages will be sent out soon, and organizers are looking for volunteers

Progressive Agriculture Safety Day is coming to Quesnel for this second year in a row.

This year’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will take place May 16 at Alex Fraser park in Quesnel, and organizers are looking for volunteers to help build on the momentum from last year’s inaugural Quesnel event.

This hands-on program provides children aged six to 16 with tools to safely thrive in the community, including demonstrations and discussions on topics like tractor and implement safety, electrical safety, road safety, animal safety, ATV and dirt bike safety, water safety and much more. This event is free to attend.

For the past 26 years, the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day program has partnered with communities to develop safety lessons that are relevant for youth in the area. Life-saving information on agricultural topics such as power take-off, tractor safety and grain bin safety are often covered, as well as other rural topics not specific to farming, like staying safe around bodies of water, recreational equipment and utilities like pipelines and railroads.

Safety Day co-ordinators engage local community members to help teach these lessons. At Safety Day, community members will be volunteering by leading demonstrations on a wide variety of safety topics.

“We had such an overwhelming response to last year’s event that we are hosting our second annual Safety Day in Quesnel,” Cody Dillabough, lead co-ordinator for the event, said in a press release. “Our committee is working hard to plan this year’s events, and registration packages should be released within the coming weeks. We are always in need of volunteers, so if you have a few minutes to spare to either help with planning the event, or can volunteer the day of, we would be grateful.”

For more information about Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Quesnel, or if you would like to volunteer to help at the event and get involved, please contact Cody at 236-587-8328.

Additional information can be found online at progressiveag.org.

READ MORE: Progressive Agriculture Safety Day coming to Quesnel for the very first time June 1


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