The President of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame says the history of those honored represents the story of agriculture and it’s a story that continues to unfold.
Last week the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame held its thirty-ninth annual induction ceremony in Portage la Prairie.
Four new members, the late Selma Maendel of the Fairholme Colony at Portage la Prairie, Gordon, McPhee of Dauphin, the late John Parker of Winnipeg and Weldon Newton of Neepawa, were inducted.
Brian Saunderson, the President of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame, says the Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to honor pioneers and agriculturalists who have made a contribution to agriculture and rural living in Manitoba.
The gallery, we call it the gallery, is in the Keystone Centre in Brandon in a corridor just outside of the Manitoba Room. We are pleased with that site because it is open to the public as long as the Keystone Centre is open, which is a fairly wide spectrum of hours. That’s where our plaques which are encased in cabinets are for viewing to the public.
The mission statement is to recognize and honor innovators, leaders and visionaries who have made a contribution to agriculture in Manitoba. Those three criteria are mainly what we’re looking for, leadership, innovation as well as a vision of the future so we really think that is well represented in our gallery those criteria and we’ll add four more inductees to that group this year. ~ Brian Saunderson, Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame
Saunderson says the gallery represents the story of agriculture and it’s a story that continues to be told.