WINNIPEG, MB, May 25, 2012 /CNW/ - 4-H, one of Canada's longest running and most respected youth organizations, is marking 100 years in 2013. 4-H Canada will be announcing a special philanthropic partnership with Food Banks Canada as part of the youth organization's centennial celebrations. Representatives from the Government of Manitoba, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and MacDon Industries Limited will be on hand for a special unveiling and to share a few words.
Trevor Carlson, President, 4-H Manitoba Council
Nathan Mitchell, Marketing Coordinator, MacDon Industries Limited
Hon. Ron Kostyshyn, Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Initiatives, Government of Manitoba
Les Scott, Community Relations Manager, Central Region, Enbridge Pipelines Inc. (National Sponsor of 4-H Canada's 100th Anniversary)
Michael Trevan, Ph.D, C.Biol., F.I. Biol, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture & Food Science, University of Manitoba (representing 4-H Canada Council)
Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada
Monday, May 28, 2012
11:00 AM CST
Manitoba Legislature - Front Steps
450 Broadway Avenue
Minister Kostyshyn, Enbridge Pipelines Inc., MacDon and 4-H members will present Food Banks Canada with non-perishable food items in support of the announcement. MacDon Industries Limited will unveil a limited edition self-propelled windrower in celebration of 4-H Canada's 100th anniversary.
About 4-H in Canada
One of the country's longest-running and most respected youth organizations, 4-H allows Canadian youth to explore, learn and discover, while expanding their horizons. In 2013, 4-H will celebrate its 100th Anniversary, and 100 years of creating leaders across Canada. More than 8,000 trained volunteer leaders help more than 26,000 4-H members develop self-confidence and learn a wide variety of skills through hands-on project work. For more information about 4-H in Canada and the 100th anniversary, please visit www.4-h-canada.ca.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing the food bank community across Canada. Our Members, Affiliate Member food banks, and their respective agencies serve approximately 85 per cent of people accessing emergency food programs nationwide. Our mission is to meet the short-term need for food and find long-term solutions to reduce hunger. Please visit www.foodbankscanada.ca for more information.
About MacDon Industries Limited
As The Harvesting Specialists Worldwide, MacDon Industries Ltd. has been building and perfecting harvesting machines for more than half a century, always with one single goal in mind - making harvesting easier and more productive. MacDon is a family owned and Canadian based manufacturer of agricultural equipment specializing in the production of self-propelled windrowers. MacDon's disc, auger and draper harvesting products are commonly used to harvest a wide variety of cereal grains, oilseeds, grass seeds, rice, soybeans, hay, forage and specialty crops such as peas, lupins and lentils. For more information visit www.macdon.com
About Enbridge Inc.
Enbridge Inc. is a North American leader in delivering energy and one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations. As a transporter of energy, Enbridge operates, in Canada and the U.S., the world's longest crude oil and liquids transportation system. The Company also has a significant and growing involvement in natural gas gathering, transmission and midstream businesses, and an increasing involvement in power transmission. As a distributor of energy, Enbridge owns and operates Canada's largest natural gas distribution company, and provides distribution services in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and New York State. As a generator of energy, Enbridge has interests in close to 1,000 megawatts of renewable and alternative energy generating capacity and is expanding its interests in wind and solar energy, geothermal and hybrid fuel cells. Enbridge employs more than 7,000 people, primarily in Canada and the U.S. and is ranked as one of Canada's Greenest Employers, and one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in Canada. Enbridge's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol ENB. For more information, visit www.enbridge.com.
For further information:
Communications and Marketing Manager
Food Banks Canada
Director, Communications and National Programs
Executive Director, 4-H Manitoba Council
MacDon Industries Ltd.
Manager, Business Communications
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