MPSG Turns 35, Hosts Celebration in Support of STARS


MPSG Turns 35, Hosts Celebration in Support of STARS

Carman, MB  – May 29, 2019 – Thirty-five years ago, Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister. Thirty-five years ago, the first Apple Macintosh personal computer was brought to market. And, 35 years ago, Manitoba Pulse & Soybean Growers (MPSG) was formed.

So, all that to say, this year is MPSG’s 35th Anniversary and we think that is something worth celebrating with you, our farmer members. Purchase your tickets today!

On July 4, MPSG will be hosting a golf tournament at Bridge’s Golf Course in Starbuck, Manitoba. The event is MPSG’s way of saying thanks to the pulse and soybean farmers of Manitoba for the pivotal role they have played in making their organization as successful as it is.

“Wow! It’s been 35 years,” says MPSG Executive Director and founding board member Francois Labelle. “I remember 1984 like it was yesterday. I could tell you stories. But, I’ll save those for July 4. It’s an honour to serve such a great group of passionate farmers. Thank you! I look forward to catching up with all of you in Starbuck.”

The event is also a way for MPSG and for you to support a good cause. All proceeds from the event will go to STARS air ambulance. STARS will have a presence at the event, giving farmers a chance to ask questions, make individual or corporate donations, win prizes and perhaps even speak to a pilot.

The golf tournament will be a nine-hole Texas scramble and following that there will be a banquet dinner and short celebration. See here to purchase tickets and view event details. Tickets are also available for those wishing to attend the dinner only.

Or, if you’re a company wishing to sponsor the event, click here.

A brief history of MPSG

On March 13, 1984, MPSG incorporated. In 1987, the founding board of directors, of which MPSG’s current Executive Director Francois Labelle was one, hired a part time employee to look after logistics. The organization put out a newsletter distributed through Manitoba Agriculture and was involved in a number of pulse-related issues, from plot demonstrations, government relations and extension.

In 1991, MPSG hired a second staff member and in 1992 contributed more than $50,000 to research initiatives and began distributing a high-quality, quarterly magazine.

From then to now, a lot has changed. There is a lot to reminisce about. But, like Francois said, let’s save the stories for July 4.

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For more information on the event and/or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Melissa Denys-Roulette
Director of Finance & Administration
Office: 204-751-6488 ext 104
Cell: 204-751-0109


Toban Dyck
Director of Communications