Karli Reimer Friday, Master of Ceremonies: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Karli is a proud Interlaker and cow tipper. Raised on a cattle farm, Karli has a passion for all things livestock.
An international award-winning agricultural journalist, Karli is currently the national marketing and communications specialist for Ducks Unlimited Canada working out of beautiful Oak Hammock Marsh.
Her background in agriculture and farm journalism and her role in communications at DUC give her a unique approach in sharing the story about conservation and rural sustainability in Canada.
Karli is an avid baseball player and even got married on a ball diamond. When she’s not cheering for the Toronto Blue Jays, Karli likes to travel and spend time with her husband and daughter on their acreage in the south Interlake.
Ace Burpee Saturday, Master of Ceremonies: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ace Burpee is the Program Director for Virgin Radio and host of the Ace Burpee Show.
Ace was raised in Cooks Creek, Manitoba but now calls Winnipeg home. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, skateboarding and playing hockey, soccer and basketball. Ace is a HUGE hockey fan and is thrilled that the Jets are back in Winnipeg, where they belong.
Ace is not only a radio personality but a writer, humanitarian, community advocate, and active social media user – he can Tweet in his sleep and he has over 20,000 followers. On top of that, he can drive a combine, a balewagon and is very good with a rototiller.
Getty Stewart Sunday, Master of Cermonies and Prairie Fruit Cookbook: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Getty Stewart is a Professional Home Economist, author and speaker with a passion for growing, harvesting, sharing and enjoying prairie fruits and veggies. She is the founder of Fruit Share, author of Manitoba’s Best-selling Prairie Fruit Cookbook, and blogger behind www.veggiedelight.ca, a Manitoba vegetable gardening blog. Getty’s work in promoting local food systems earned her a Golden Carrot Award and the distinction of being one of Oxfam Canada’s Female Food Heroes in 2012.
Enjoying Prairie Fruit
Discover the large variety of prairie fruit growing in backyards throughout the province. From apples to apricots, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover the bounty around us and how you can join in the harvest with Fruit Share – a volunteer organization that picks unwanted fruit and shares it between homeowners, volunteers and community organizations. A fun game of Prairie Fruit Jeopardy will help identify and explore our prairie fruit while tasty recipes and preserving ideas from the Prairie Fruit Cookbook will have your mouth water.
Chef Mary-Jane Feeke Saturday, foodManitoba Cooking Demo: 12:30 – 3:00 pm and Sunday, Foods for Health Cooking Demonstration: 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Chef Mary-Jane Feeke is a Red Seal Chef, Red Seal Baker, has her certificate in Vocational Education, Certificate in Adult Education and Bachelor of Education.
Chef Mary-Jane attended the Culinary Olympics in Germany in 2008 as a support member for Team Canada. Team Canada placed gold in all categories. She has also competed in the CCFCC Pastry Chef of the Year Competition.
Chef Mary-Jane received the notable award of Chef of the Year from the CCFCC Winnipeg Branch in 2011, being the first female to receive this award. She attended the 23rd World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany this past fall, representing Team Manitoba. They did Manitoba proud and brought home a silver medal.
Mary-Jane opened Benjamin’s Gourmet Foods in 1999.
Adrianna Barros, Sunday, Veg-athlon, 11:30 – 12:30 pm
Adriana is Executive Coordinator of the Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser where current priorities include promotion of the program to schools and daycares across Manitoba with goals of distributing as many pounds of Manitoba vegetables to communities across the province as possible.
On Sunday of this year’s Ag in the City, Adriana will be running a Veg-athlon which features three engaging activities including: a panel of judges for Best Mr. Cabbage Head; a race to the finish line with an onion on a soup spoon; and a demonstration of a Made-in-Manitoba veggie soup. Join in on the action!