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Masters of Ceremonies – 2010

Diane Wreford
Friday’s Master of Ceremonies – 10 am -3:30 pm


Diane WrefordAll of her life, Diane has taken “the road less travelled” and that has made all the difference!   Having grown up in the City of Winnipeg, Diane was the tenth woman ever to graduate from agriculture at the University of Manitoba.

She has worked in agricultural communications her entire career – telling stories of success and failure, promoting science and exposing scams – and she’s been recognized with provincial, national and international awards.

Diane is currently Director of Communications and Development for the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association in Winnipeg.

With so much to do and so many marvelous people to meet, Diane plans to make the most of it.

Kelvin Heppner
Saturday’s Master of Ceremonies – 9:30 am -2:30 pm

Kelvin HeppnerGrowing up on a grain and poultry farm near Altona, Kelvin Heppner has a passion for farming in Manitoba. After joining the Golden West newsroom in 2003, Kelvin covered local news and sports before becoming Golden West’s farm broadcaster in the spring of 2008. He is the host of the Manitoba Farm Journal weekdays from 12-2 on CFAM 950 – Altona, AM1250 – Steinbach and CJRB – Boissevain.

You can also hear his voice on Golden West stations across western Canada as part of the Prairie Ag Wire. When not attending farm meetings, plot tours and events like Ag In The City, Kelvin also takes some time to play, watch and coach baseball and hockey.

Ace Burpee
Sunday’s Master of Ceremonies – 10 am -3:00 pm

Ace Burpee

Ace Burpee is the Program Director for HOT 103 and host of the Ace Burpee Show with Chrissy Troy in the morning.

Ace was raised in Cooks Creek, Manitoba but now calls Winnipeg home. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and playing hockey, soccer and basketball. Ace loves dogs and has more recently, developed a passion for wolves as well.

Ace can drive a combine, a balewagon and is very good with a rototiller.

“My first job was looking after 500 chickens when I was 7,” he says. “We only lasted one season of raising hogs but I love pork.”

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