Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevators (Cardale, RM of Oakview)

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A 40,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Cardale, on the CNR Rapid City Subdivision in what is now the Rural Municipality of Oakview, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1928. A 90,000-bushel crib annex was built beside it in 1957, replacing an earlier balloon annex. It became the A elevator when, in 1943, the company bought the 25,000-bushel wooden elevator that had been operated by the Bawlf Grain Company (1908-1941) and Alberta Pacific Grain Company (1941-1943). Closed in 1978, they were sold to Stow Seed Processors then rented in 1981 to Richardson Pioneer as a storage depot. Used by Conagra from 1992, it was sold back to Manitoba Pool in early 1994. After sitting idle for over a year, the facility was demolished in mid-1995.

Two monuments stand at the former site of the elevators. One monument, erected on 12 July 2009, commemorates the centennial year of the founding of Cardale, in 1909. The other was dedicated to local residents who organized and supported the Cardale Co-operative Elevator Association No. 95, that operated the elevators here from 1928 to 1978.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


E. Hughes


Sydney M. Finkbeiner


Leonard Gordon “Len” Edmondson (1910-1981)


J. E. Hodgins


R. C. Richardson


Mike E. Windsor


Sam M. Stewart


S. E. Stewart


Len C. Clark


Dean McConnell


Jeff Cannon

Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool elevators A (left) and B (right) at Cardale

Manitoba Pool elevators A (left) and B (right) at Cardale (August 1948)
Source: S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Cardale

Manitoba Pool grain elevator A at Cardale (no date)
Source: Agricore United Engineering Department, Tom Price (Mgr), provided by Glenn Dickson (University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections)

Cardale grain elevators commemorative signs

Cardale grain elevators commemorative signs (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.23593, W100.32191
denoted by symbol on the map above


Obituary [Leonard Gordon Edmondson], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 1981, page 58.

“Cardale construction creates …,” Rivers Banner, 17 July 1995, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2022

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