Drumheller, AB: This fall, the 2nd annual Field of Dreams community crop was harvested in the Drumheller Valley! Despite an extremely dry year, the crop was able to raise over $62,000 for the team! This is a major fundraiser for the Dragons organization and one of the most unique projects in all of junior hockey. It is a true reflection of our community and our team! This past weekend, all our amazing partners in this project were honoured prior to the game during our Field of Dreams Game Night!
This year, we planted Pioneer canola courtesy of Christy Rivett with Rivett Seeds and was seeded and harvested with John Deere equipment provided by Brandt Agriculture. Fertilizer was provided by Westview Co-op and fuel for all equipment was provided by Koch Fuels. Spraying was done by Fox Coulee Farms and insurance coverage was provided by Brett Adams Farms and Jared Potter with BrokerLink. The canola was sold to Cargill who also provided the trucking to the elevator. This project was covered by Drumheller Mail, Drumheller Online, Real Country 910, Boom 99.5, and the Dragons social media accounts that showcased all the sponsors that made the Field of Dreams a reality. We can’t thank everyone enough for their contributions to this project!
Blair Christianson, owner of the Dragons, states, “Obviously it’s from the generosity of everybody involved, whether it be from the seeds, to the equipment, to the insurance, to the community that came together to make this happen. There is upside for us. We feel a little bit of the pains of a farmer, but not all of them. It goes along ways. This is a big part of allowing us to do what we can do for the players and the community.”
The Dragons look forward to next year’s crop their continued partnership with the following: Brandt Agriculture, Rivett Seeds, Westview Co-op, BrokerLink, Fox Coulee Farms, Brett Adams Family Farm, and Cargill!