Ste. Agathe Arena’s famous Club 400 cash raffle is back this year. There’s only 400 tickets to be sold and they’re going quick. The $1,000 early bird draw is scheduled for December 20th … just in time for Christmas. This year’s grand prize is a whopping $4,000.00 with 16 additional prizes of $200. Tickets are $40 each and support the community. Keep those tickets handy, you can win more than once with the same ticket. Contact the Arena for more information (204.882.2440) or see one of our sellers: Martin Lemoine, Nicole Sorin, Alain Ouimet, Marc Chateau, Yves Lapointe, Russ Smith, Jeff Wallace, Russ Lapointe, and Sylvain Lemoine. Lottery Licence LGA 1782-RF
Provencher MP Ted Falk announced today up to $4.6 million to Hemp Oil Canada in Ste. Agathe’s Riel Industrial Park. The repayable contribution was unveiled on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gary Ritz. The money will help build a brand new world-class hemp processing facility in Ste. Agathe. Complete with the latest in conveyance, processing and quality assurance equipment. This new facility will implement the latest processing technology to further enhance food safety and quality standards and significantly increase the company’s capacity for delivering high quality hemp products to buyers around the world. “The expanding hemp industry represents a great opportunity for Canadian farmers” explained Falk.
Founded in 1998, Hemp Oil Canada was one of the first Canadian companies involved in processing hemp following 60 years of prohibition. “As a pioneer of the Canadian hemp food industry, we are thrilled to have gained the approval of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada for this important expansion of our processing unit to service worldwide market demand for our 100% Canadian made, food safe products that will be produced in a state of the art facility here in rural Manitoba” said Shaun Crew, President and CEO of Hemp Oil Canada following the announcement.
Picture L-R, Hemp Oil Canada President Shaun Crew, and MP Ted Falk (Provencher)
Students from Machray School in Winnipeg were treated to a beautiful Autumn day as they visited Ste. Agathe to plant trees. The one day event, sponsored by the Manitoba Forestry Association and Qualico brought over 100 trees to our community. The trees were planted along Ste. Agathe’s Promenade Trail and inside Cartier Park. Students from École Ste. Agathe will have an opportunity to plant 40 potted trees at a later date. The Machray Students were welcomed to the community by Jacques Courcelles, President of the Ste. Agathe Community Development Committee, and MLA Shannon Martin (Morris). The eager students enjoyed lunch in the Cartier Park Shelter and visited the Flood Interpretive Centre before heading back home to Winnipeg. Picture R-L – Jacques Courcelles, MLA Shannon Martin (Morris), and Therese Dorge
Efforts by a local community group to build Ste. Agathe’s newest playground received a boost this week. BSI Insurance has donated $3000 to the Parc Belle Rivière Playground for the purchase and construction of equipment for the proposed playground. The playground will be located in the south east corner of Belle Rivière Estates and has currently raised $35,000 of their $65,000 goal. This donation is done in part with the BSI – Because We Care initiative. The playground will not only improve the quality of life in the area, but also enhance community spirit.
Picture R-L – Ren De Moissac, Chief Operations Officer and Marcella Lemoine, CSR at BSI Insurance present a cheque to Melissa Beaulieu, Danielle Robert, Melisa Routhier and Stéphanie Bissonette-Robin of Parc Belle Rivière Playground Committee.
By participating in this Golf Tournament, your contribution will assist the community of Ste. Agathe’s non-profit organizations. Entry Deadline: July 25, 2014
$125 per person, includes:
-18 holes of golf
– BBQ Dinner
– Chance to win BIG prizes
– Gift for all participants
– Bus Transportation
– $25,000 hole-in-one competition and many other contests
– Tax deductible receipts for a portion of the registration Fees
Bus is available for pick up at the Fort Richmond Plaza (old Zellers location) at 10:00am and then at Lucky Luc’s in Ste. Agathe at 10:30am
Claude Lemoine at 204.882.2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One of Canada’s most profitable food processing companies is planning to capitalize on its success and increase production of what may be the hottest food item in North America.
Hemp Oil Canada which produces and processes Canadian grown hemp seed into hemp seed oil, hemp protein powder and hemp flours, toasted & roasted hemp seed, hulled hemp seed and hemp coffee is planning to triple its production capacity at a new location in Ste. Agathe, MB.
“This spring we will break ground on a new state-of-the-art hemp food processing facility, with a planned move in for late fall 2014” said Shaun Crew, President & CEO with Hemp Oil Canada, which describes itself as Canada’s largest bulk wholesale supplier and private label packager of hemp food products on its website.
The new plant will be some 35,000 sq.ft. of production, processing, packaging, warehouse and office space. The building is being designed and situated to effectively double again in size at a future point.
Hemp Oil Canada has experienced double-digit growth annually for the past 10 years and over the last five years its sales have grown by 221 percent. Profit 500, the guide to Canada’s fasting growing companies, ranked Hemp Oil Canada eighth in the country amongst food processing and distribution firms in terms of revenue growth in the last five years.
“We look forward to moving into a completely automated, food grade facility this year, in order to continue as a world leader in the supply of nutritious hemp food products”, said Crew.
Jacques Courcelles has been a strong proponent of healthy living and community development in the town of Ste-Agathe Manitoba. For the past year, the community has been working at developing a new trail along the Red River that extends itself to Highway 75 and bridges the gap between Cartier Park and the town.
The community of Ste. Agathe Manitoba has been working toward the construction of the facility for two years and also made a significant financial contribution in support of the project with the help of individual donors, families, local businesses and community organizations. The Rural Municipality of Ritchot is supporting the project by committing to build an access road for the facility.
“The development of this new early learning and child-care facility connected to École Sainte-Agathe is an example of community engagement and spirit at its finest,” said Selinger. “With support from the governments of Canada, Manitoba and the Municipality of Ritchot, parents in this community will have increased access to affordable, high-quality child care.”
An on-site daycare currently provides services for 15 school-aged children before and after school and 15 nursery-school children during school hours. The new facility will create eight infant and 24 full-day preschool spaces in addition to the current 15 school age/nursery school spaces for a total of 32 additional spaces.