The Portage la Prairie Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Agriculture Appreciation Night this Friday, February 3rd at the MNP Building on Island Park. This event has been occuring for more than 3 decades, and is a celebration that has contributed to our area substantially.  


This year's speaker is Colleen Dyck, founder and inventor of GORP (Clean) Energy Bars. With the help of FDC (Food Development Centre) in Portage la Prairie, this farmer of the Canadian Prairies achieved her dream and produced her product. More on Colleen's clean energy bars can be found at her website .  


The schedule for the weekend is as follows:


Friday Night

Cocktail hour - 6:00pm 

Agriculture Appreciation Dinner - 7:00pm

The dinner will focus on local foods and include two awards to be handed out: Farm Family of the Year, and Young Farmers of the Year.

(Tickets are $60 each. A table of 8 costs $480.00)


Saturday's Expo 

10:00am - 5:00pm

The Agriculture Expo will give you a chance to explore the world of agriculture by meeting the local farmers in our area, learning about the career opportunities, discover the science and research behind healthy and delicious food, learn about Manitoba crops and their uses in everyday life, and enjoy samples of local grown food and their ingredients. The Expo will also feature a "Made in Manitoba" product showcase.

To sell your own products at a table, the cost is $50. You can also find this event on our Community Events Calendar .



For more information on this event, contact the Chamber at 204-857-7778 or email [email protected] 


You can find the story on Ag Appreciation Night written by our newsroom here . 

You can find the story on Ag Awareness Expo written by our newsroom here .



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