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Celebrating 40 Years of Watershed Successes

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Join us in our 40th year as we celebrate all of the great projects and partnerships that have helped to build the Manitoba Conservation Districts organization into what it is today.  We are promising exciting keynote speakers, full tradeshow, fun ice breaker with live band,  an inspiring youth presentation, and a friendly conservation hockey game. Our event and speakers focus on water resources, watershed health, sustainable landscapes and healthy communities. Our Conference is an educational and networking event for everyone involved in and passionate about watershed health and sustainability across Manitoba and further. Over 500 in attendance each year! 

You may download, print and send the standard PDF mail-in form below OR register online by using the Paypal forms below.  We look forward to seeing you!!

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Banquet only ticket(s): Add 1 ticket – $50/each


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Keynote Speakers

Jay Ingram

Jay is a Canadian science writer/broadcaster. He has hosted two national science programs in Canada, Quirks and Quarks on CBC radio and Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada. He has written 13 books, which have been translated into 14 languages, has five honorary degrees and is a member of the Order of Canada.

Harry Stoddard

Harry is often referred to as the “Canadian Joel Salatin,”. He raise's 100% grass-fed beef, lamb, pastured pork and poultry with a mission to use agriculture to regenerate the planet and create a flourishing future for all living things. Author of Real Dirt: An Ex-industrial Farmer’s Guide to Sustainable Eating in 2013.

Chad Pregracke

Chad was CNN's 2013 Hero of the Year and founder of Living Land & Waters organization in Illinois. He has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi river and other U.S. waterways. Managing over 70,000 volunteers over 15 years together they have collected over 7 million tons of garbage. Close to 90% of what he recovers is recycled.


Monday, December 7th

1:00pm: Registration & Tradeshow Opens , MB Room

Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship Youth Presentation
(Assiniboine Community College, Brandon University, and Manitoba grade school winners of the MCDA Youth Multi Media Competition.), UCT Pavilion

4:00pm: MCDA AGM (members only), UCT Pavilion

4:15pm – 5:30pm: Shelterbelt Workshop – Gillian Richards, Brandon University             Salon B

7:00pm: Titan Environmental “Breakin The Ice” networking event – Just 4 Kix Band (snacks, bar is open for business until 10pm), UCT Pavilion

10:30pm: Conservation Cup Hockey Game – Conservation World vs Conservation Districts, Westman Place

Tuesday, December 8th –

8:30am: Registration & Tradeshow Opens , Manitoba Room

9:00am: Welcome Introductions, UCT Pavilion

9:15am: Clayton Robins – Poly Crop Specialist Presentation, UCT Pavilion

10:00am: Harry Stoddart – Organic Farmer, Author of Real Dirt: An Ex-industrial Farmer’s Guide to Sustainable Eating in 2013. Canada’s Joel Salatin, UCT Pavilion

10:45am: Ducks Unlimited Networking Break – Refreshments in Tradeshow area, Manitoba Room

11:15am: Dr. Richard Grosshans – IISD, UCT Pavilion

12:00pm: LUNCH, UCT Pavilion

1:00pm: Watershed Successes Lightening Round, UCT Pavilion

1:45pm: Chad Pregracke – Chad was CNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year and founder of Living Land & Waters organization, in Illinois., UCT Pavilion

2:35pm: Survey, UCT Pavilion

2:40pm: Networking Break – Refreshments in Tradeshow area, Manitoba Room           

3:15pm: Jay Ingram – Author and host of Quirks and Quarks on CBC radio and Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada., UCT Pavilion

4:00pm: Keynote Day Closing Remarks, UCT Pavilion

4:15 – 5:30 pm:  Shelterbelt Workshop – Gillian Richards, Brandon University, Salon B

4:30pm: The Manitoba Cooperator VIP CD Awards Reception, Salon A       

5:00pm: Tradeshow Takedown, Manitoba Room

6:30pm: Doors Re-Open for Awards Banquet, UCT Pavilion

Wednesday December 9thConservation District Members Only            

8:00am: Agenda Begins – Ministerial Forum, UCT Pavilion                                                                           

11:45am: Closing Remarks (no lunch served)

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