Annual Harvest Dinner Fundraiser held in Wimborne

Kneehill Grow Banquet 2018

The Kneehill North Growing Project, associated with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, held their Harvest Dinner Fundraiser at the Wimborne Community Centre November 16.

The organizers were pleased with the good turnout, and this in spite of some nasty weather earlier in the day, and unfavourable road conditions.

Andre Visscher, the Canadian Food Bank representative for Southern Alberta, presented updated information about the work of the Canadian Foodbank mentioning the fact that it has now been operating for 35 years, involves 15 different Church Organizations and 30 denominations working together. The challenge is great, with over 815 million people without enough food.

This year there have been 250 projects (harvest incomes) working as part of the Canadian contribution.

A very significant factor with these projects is that the Canadian Government matches the donation four to one.

The Kneehill North Growing Project, hosted at the Eric and Paulette McArthur farm, celebrated its fifth year.

October 20, saw six combines doing 120 acres in just one and a half hours.

Mikaela Lemay, of Trochu, was introduced as the Project Manager for the newly formed “Trochu Young Guns Grain Growing Program” that saw three combines, a grain cart and a truck working 40 acres on Sept. 8. These 40 were donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank by Viterra Canada, at their Trochu Terminal.

The Fundraiser Dinner made several items available for a silent auction, plus a new feature where “gift donations” could be made on behalf of others and they would be informed that the gift was made “in their name”.

It was too early yet to determine actual figures for this year’s income from the harvest.