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Brandon, MB – Thursday January 19, 2017
2017 40th Anniversary Manitoba Ag Days Nostalgia
Thank you to all the exhibitors and patron’s that participated in the first ever Ag Days nostalgia competitions. For the 40th Anniversary show Manitoba Ag Days encouraged exhibitors to display a nostalgic item at their booths and patrons to dig into their closets and bring out the “retro” items they have been waiting to wear again.
Versatile –Big Roy $1000.00
Thank you Versatile and the Manitoba Agriculture Museum and Happy 40th Birthday to Big Roy! You were a star attraction at our 40th Anniversary! Versatile has chosen to donate their prize back to the Manitoba Agriculture Museum as they are working hard to raise money to build a new heated building to help keep Big Roy in pristine condition since his restoration project in 2016. Manitoba Ag Days will match this donation so the Manitoba Agriculture Museum will receive $2000.00 toward their project!
Please visit the Westoba Credit Union Show Room and enter in a contest to win a chance to drive Big Roy. Tickets are $10, first prize is a 30-minute drive in Big Roy for 2 people. Second prize is a 10-minute drive in Big Roy for 2 people.
Ellis Seeds: 1899 Noxious Weed Guide & Grain Screen $500.00
Congratulations to Ellis Seeds on winning second prize and likely our oldest artifact at the show with the 1899 Noxious Weed Guide in pristine condition. Ellis Seeds has chosen to donate their winning to Ag In the Classroom Manitoba with Manitoba Ag Days matching their donation for a total of $1000.00.
One Step Automation: Old Grain Cleaner & Rotary Phone $250.00
Congratulations to One Step Automation, our third-place winner. One Step Automation has chosen to donate their winnings to Canadian Food Grains Bank with Manitoba Ag Days matching their donation for a total of $500.00.