Manitobans love a good 50-50 pot — especially for a good cause. The “Ag Days Gives Back” community giving program at Manitoba Ag Days is one such pot and one such good cause.
“The goal of the fund is to be able to share some of the show’s success with the rural communities where our patrons and exhibitors call home,” said Kristen Phillips, general manager of Ag Days. “We have had an excellent response over the past years and are always eager to help out everyone we can.”
Manitoba Ag Days runs January 21 to 23 at Brandon’s Keystone Centre this year. Since 2015, the organization has given back over $26,000 each year to community organizations throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan.
Funds are given in four different categories: local community infrastructure upgrades and improvements, agriculture and heritage, safety and emergency services, and agriculture youth education. Groups were invited to apply for funding on Ag Days’ website.
Half of the 50-50 funds raised at the show are given back to ag organizations and to the communities where exhibitors and patrons live.
And the other half? Well, one lucky person will be taking a big chunk of change home from Ag Days.
Manitoba Ag Days Gives Back will announce the 2020 recipients on January 21, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. in the FCC Theatre.