Getty Stewart, Master of Ceremonies, Thursday, March 13:  11:00 am –  3:00 pm

Getty-and-Fruit-Share-150x150Getty is an engaging speaker and writer providing tasty recipes, time-saving tips, and cool kitchen tricks to make home cooking easy and enjoyable. She is a Professional Home Economist, author of the Prairie Fruit Cookbook, mom and veggie gardener. Her passion and enthusiasm shine as she connects with her audience by sharing great stories, kitchen tips and practical information for every day living. Whether in writing, on a big stage, on a TV set or in the kitchen of a community club, Getty delivers.



Lyndsey Smith, Master of Cermonies, Friday, March 14:  10:30 am –  1:30 pm


Lyndsey Smith is the editor of, a website devoted to covering what’s happening in agriculture in Canada. With a passion for learning and a propensity to talk too much, Lyndsey never planned to work in media, but has spent the past 10 years covering everything from agronomy, to livestock production and beyond. A complete and total agriculture enthusiast, Lyndsey would rather be in the field or barn on any given day, and, thankfully, gets to do that for most of the summer in her role as editor. She also spends far too much of her time on Twitter as @RealAg_Lyndsey. Lyndsey is the proud mama of two kids, aged 6 and 2, and currently lives next to an incredibly large snowbank in Winnipeg’s southeast corner.


 Ace Burpee, Master of Ceremonies, Saturday, March 15:  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 loves his Winnipeg Jets.

Ace is not only a radio personality but a writer, humanitarian, community advocate, and active social media user –  he has over 26,000 Twitter followers. On top of that,  he can drive a combine, a balewagon and is very good with a rototiller.



Chef Mary-Jane Feeke, Friday, Local Foods for Healthy Lives Cooking Demonstration: 1:30 – 3:00 pm
and Sunday, Cooking Demonstration with Ace Burpee:  12:30 pm –  3:00 pm

Chef Mary-Jane Feeke

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.