Homestead Feast

For the second consecutive year, we our proud to host the annual fundraising event, Olds College Homestead Feast. Hosted in the heart of our homestead, the Alumni Centre, Olds College Homestead Feast will feature a field to fork dining experience with locally produced food and entertainment.

Homestead Feast

Calendar   Friday, April 12, 2019

Time   Reception 5:00 p.m. | Dinner 6:15 p.m.

Location   Alumni Centre, Olds College Campus

For the second consecutive year, we are proud to host Olds College Homestead Feast, our annual fundraising event. Hosted in the heart of our homestead, the Alumni Centre, the event features a field to fork dining experience with locally produced food and entertainment.

We invite you to join us for a spectacular evening, as we showcase the College, our students and successes, while raising money for innovation in agriculture on campus. In Olds College tradition, the event will be hosted by two of our students who will serve as our master of ceremonies. 

Attire: Business casual
Parking Information: From Highway 2A, take entrance D into the College. At the end of the entrance turn left. Event parking will be located in Lot D and Lot DD. 


The Cause


This year’s event will support initiatives focused on agriculture technology, which includes the Olds College Smart Farm and Smart Ag Innovation Centre. Through the use of cutting edge technology these initiatives are providing hands-on learning environments for students of the College and an opportunity for industry to develop, integrate and test new agriculture technology and practices.

With your support, Olds College will redefine smart ag practices by working with industry partners in the agriculture and technology sectors to install the latest technologies aimed at improving productivity while efficiently and sustainably using resources.

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2019 Homestead Feast Hosts

Jamie Kuzma

Jamie KuzmaJamie Kuzma is a third year student in the Applied Science degree majoring in Agribusiness Management. Having grown up on a mixed farm outside of St. Paul, Alberta, Jamie developed a strong a passion for agriculture. Time not spent on the farm went to furthering her interest in agriculture through her eleven years participating in 4-H, where she is currently a 4-H Alberta Northeast Region Ambassador. While at Olds College, she not only focuses on her studies, but also acts as president of the Olds College Rodeo team, plays on the Olds College Broncos Curling team and is an active member of the Student Athletic Leadership team.

"I am thrilled to be one of the two selected emcees of the Homestead Feast at Olds College. I feel privileged that I have the opportunity to connect with industry professionals and represent Olds College in a positive way. I look forward to the event and the personal gains I will be able to take away from it."

Davis Clarke

Davis ClarkeDavis Clarke is a second year Sports Management student and a member of the Olds College Broncos Volleyball team. Growing up in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Davis showed an interest in public speaking from an early age, having participated in the speaking opportunities whenever he could.

A natural leader, Davis is currently a Resident Assistant (RA) for on-campus living, providing mentorship and guidance to his peers and incoming students.

“Speaking at such an important event for the college is an honour,” said Davis. “Emceeing Homestead Feast is a privilege and a way to expand my knowledge on the college and learn not only about how we get to experience the “field to fork” but also the relationships that happen the process.”


Entertainment

Jake Peters

Calling Didsbury home, Jake Peters is an award-winning guitar and banjo player. An amazing singer-songwriter, teacher, and inspiring mentor, Jake can make beautiful music with nearly anything placed in his hands. Jake’s performances are built from a talented imagination and executed with expert artistry. He rarely limits his shows to only one or two instruments. We will see what Jake has in store together, when he performs at Homestead Feast.

Cole Martin

Cole is an aspiring country music artist from Innisfail, Alberta. With a repertoire inspired by legends such as George Strait, Alan Jackson, Hank Williams Sr., Randy Travis, and more, Cole is sure to have the Alumni Centre rocking at Homestead Feast.

2019 Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess Astokomii Smith

 2019 Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess Astokomii SmithOur headline performer features 2019 Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess Astokomii Smith, a 19-year-old Fancy Shawl dancer from Siksika First Nation. Her name, Astokomii is a Blackfoot name that translates to “Calling Thunder” and “Voice of Thunder”. Armed with a passion for sharing her culture, she attends ceremonies and pow-wows with her grandmother, and has been initiated into the Medicine Pipe Society.  Striving to be a  role model for the younger generation, Astokomii believes that our mental and physical health should be put first and that education is our new way of survival.  She recently graduated from Siksika Outreach and received the Governor General's Award for Highest Academics and is currently the Indigenous Liaison for the Town of Strathmore. The Calgary Stampede First Nations Princess represents all five nations of Treaty 7 - Kainai, Tsuut’ina, Stoney Nakoda, Siksika and Piikani – as well as Elbow River Camp at the Calgary Stampede. Astokomii will be joined in her Fancy Shawl Dance by Desi Ryder.


Join our 2019 Homestead Feast Sponsors

  

Title Sponsor

  

Platinum Sponsor

Chartwells

  

Diamond Sponsor

TD Meloche Monnex

  

Gold Sponsors

Cam Clark Ford    Cervus   Fortis   Marshall Farms   McLeod Law LLP   Netook
  

Silver Sponsors

  • Stantec
  • Tamarack Gallery

  

Bronze Sponsors

  • Delnor
  • Mark Kaun Seeds Farm
  • Waste Connections of Canada

Pewter Sponsors

Fallen Timber MeaderyKensington Wine Market 

  

Producer Sponsors

Beck Farms

Ceres Solutions

Edgar Farms

Field Stone Fruit Wines

Gull Valley Greenhouses

Janet Horbacio Photography

Lund's Organic Farms

Olds CO-OP

Pearson's Berry Farm

Rock Ridge Dairy

Shirley's Greenhouse

The Jungle Farm

Upper Green Farms