Animation, games, contests, tractors and corn on the cob - The Union des producteurs agricoles at La Fête des enfants de Montréal

    LONGUEUIL, QC, Aug. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Union des producteurs agricoles
(UPA) is delighted to participate, for the fourth year, in La Fête des enfants
de Montréal, to be held this August 18 and 19 at Parc Jean-Drapeau. The UPA
invites young and old to its animation area, La grande épluchette UPA, (corn
roast) where fun farm-related games will be offered free of charge (La petite
ferme (The little farm) and Cherche les erreurs (Find the mistakes) quizzes,
songs and human orchestra, etc.).

    Corn-shucking contest

    Kids can enter corn sack races and participate in corn-shucking contests.
Sweet corn on the cob, cooked to perfection, will be offered.

    "Play farmer" on top of a tractor!

    Another attraction will certainly interest families. Children will be
invited to climb on tractors - an old-fashioned one and a modern one - to
"play farmer" for a minute and admire the world from atop one of these
gleaming farm machines.

    The UPA offers corn on the cob to benefit La Fondation d'une Ville pour
    ses enfants - Montréal

    For $1, adults can also enjoy delicious corn on the cob, knowing that all
the profits from this big corn sale will go to La Fondation d'une Ville pour
ses enfants - Montréal. This foundation's objective is to prevent racism and
foster the development of an integrating society, instilled with tolerance and
openness to other cultures.

    Win a family weekend on the farm

    To discover the fascinating world of agriculture, the UPA, in
collaboration with the organizers of La Fête des enfants de Montréal, will
offer a weekend on the farm for four people - two adults and two children.

    An opportunity to broaden your knowledge of agriculture

    La Fête des enfants de Montréal is a great opportunity for the UPA to
introduce young city children and their parents to various facets of the world
of agriculture. Quebec now has nearly 43,000 farmers working on over
30,000 farms. In 2005, these businesses provided jobs to about 56,000 people
and sold products valued at $6.2 billion. These results make farming the
leading activity in the Quebec primary sector, in terms of both the economy
and employment.

For further information:

For further information: Patrice Juneau, Public Affairs Advisor, Union
des productions agricoles, (450) 679-0540, extension 8591, Cellular: (514)
702-8591; Source: Eliane Hamel, Communications Director, Union des producteurs
agricoles, (450) 679-0540, extension 8235

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