The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced that they are providing financial support to the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon, one of Manitoba’s key cultural events.

“Our government is pleased to support the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair’s Manitoba Cup Equestrian Event and participate in a week that features Manitoba’s thriving agricultural sector and brings Manitobans together to enjoy a fun-filled event,” said Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn. “The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair has a rich history in Manitoba and showcases agriculture in our province through education, awareness and community pride.”

Through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the governments of Canada and Manitoba are providing $20,000 to the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba for a one-year sponsorship of the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The sponsorship supports agriculture as the backbone of the provincial economy as a leader in innovation, research and job creation.

The Royal Manitoba Winter Fair in Brandon is organized by the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba. It is one of Canada’s largest agricultural events, showcasing the Manitoba Cup, livestock shows and sales, more than 300 commercial and agricultural exhibits, the Royal Farm Yard and more.

The Manitoba Cup Equestrian Event is Manitoba’s premier horse jumping event, featuring competitors from Canada and the United States. In addition to show horse jumping, yesterday’s event included hackney and heavy horse events.