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Coordinates: 52°05′59″N 106°40′37″W / 52.09972°N 106.67694°W / 52.09972; -106.67694

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Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation
Not for profit
Industry Fairs, trade fairs, agricultural shows
Headquarters 503 Ruth Street West, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Key people
Vic Dubois – President
Products Annual fair and exhibition space
Number of employees
75 (year round) – 300 (seasonal)

Prairieland Park is an events centre in the south-eastern portion of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The park is located in the Exhibition neighborhood of Saskatoon. Each year the park hosts an annual Saskatoon Exhibition called "The Ex". During the remainder of the year most of the park venues are rented out to special events. Some events held are Western Canadian Crop Production Show, Saskatchewan indemand trade show, Saskatoon Fall Fair cattle show and sale, Pet Expo, Chuckwagon Racing, and the Prairieland Junior Ag Showcase.

The Agriculture Department is heavily involved in the community host 4H events.

It currently hosts 321 events a year, which attracts 1.6 million people.

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The Ex

The Ex is an annual fair that occurs on the site each August. This includes amusement rides, product exhibitions, music, shows and displays. Normally occurring at the same time are chuckwagon races at the Marquis downs facility.

History

In 2008 the park started a major $2.8 Million expansion to build 27.000-square-foot (2.5084 m2) agriculture and equine centre plus an attached 45,000-square-foot (4,200 m2) stabling facility for year-round use. Freeing up the existing Trade Centre facility to be used exclusively for conventions and trade shows. Western Economic Diversification Canada and Saskatchewan Government's Ministry of Municipal Affairs under the Saskatoon Urban Development Agreement (UDA) are investing $2.8 million in the 20,000-square-foot (1,900 m2) building expansion of Prairieland Park's Trade Centre.

Marquis Downs

See also: Marquis Downs

Marquis Downs is a horse race track in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada which features both Thoroughbred and Standardbred horse racing. Principal races are Prairie Lily Stakes, Saskatchewan Derby, and Saskatchewan Futurity. The minimum purse in 2007 was $3,000 and the Heritage races featured a $100,000 purse.

Buildings

The facility consists of the following buildings:

  • World Trade Center Saskatoon at Prairieland Park
    • Hall A (37,000 square foot exhibition area)
    • Hall B (two 16,000-square-foot (1,500 m2) exhibition areas)
    • Hall C (18,000 square foot exhibition spare)
      • Terrace (located above hall C consists of an 8,000-square-foot (740 m2) reception room)
    • Hall D (50,400 square feet exhibition space)
    • Hall E (Opened in December 2006, with 58,000 square feet (5,400 m2) exhibition space)
  • Grand Stand
  • Marquis Downs Building

The Jubilee (Industry and Agriculture) Building was a former exhibition area that was demolished in 2006 to make room for Hall E.

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