Governments of Canada and Manitoba Announce Support for Equestrian Competition and Royal Farm Yard Program at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair

News release

March 18, 2019 – Brandon, Manitoba – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

The Canadian and Manitoba governments are providing $20,000 over two years through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to support the 2019 and 2020 Manitoba Cup Equestrian Competition at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, Federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

Additionally, $10,000 will also be provided through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to the Royal Farm Yard in 2019, which is devoted to enhancing the important relationship and building public trust between farmers and consumers.

Quotes

“Our government is proud to support initiatives that help educate and raise awareness on Canada’s agricultural sector. This event showcases equestrian excellence and demonstrates the diversity and economic importance of our agricultural industry.”

- Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

“We are proud to support Manitoba’s premiere indoor equestrian show, featuring top level show jumping, hackney and draft horse competitions. This is just one of the many attractions at the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, which will be held from March 25 to March 30 in Brandon.”

- Ralph Eichler, Manitoba Agriculture Minister

Quick facts

  • The 44,000 square foot Royal Farm Yard is a winter fair highlight for many families, offering an agricultural education area, live animal and cattle shows, and much more.

  • The five-year, $3-billion Canadian Agricultural Partnership includes $2 billion for cost-shared strategic initiatives delivered by the provinces and territories and $1 billion for federal programs and services. 

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Contacts

Katie Hawkins
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
613-773-1059
katie.hawkins@canada.ca

Media Relations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
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John Neufeld
Public Affairs Specialist
Communications Services Manitoba
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john.neufeld@gov.mb.ca


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