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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator (Elevator Road, RM of Headingley)

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Two wooden grain elevators operated by Manitoba Pool Elevators once stood at Headingley on the CPR Glenboro Subdivision. Elevator A was built around 1912 by Western Canada Flour Mills. It was later moved to the Sturgeon Creek Hutterite Colony in the RM of Rosser, where it still stands today. Elevator B was built in 1952, with an initial capacity of 50,000 bushels. Augmented with a 114,000-bushel crib annex in 1968, the facility was renovated in 1975. Closed in November 1996, it reopened temporarily in 1997 to handle grain displaced from the Red River Valley by a major flood but was demolished in March 1999.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


C. A. Bailey


F. G. McLean


E. Shurvell


W. J. Mills


Walter A. “Walt” Coulthart


H. N. Lindsay


Walter A. “Walt” Coulthart


Roger G. Mudge (1919-2003)


Ralph Steven Tanchak (1957-2019)


Jules Granger


Donald A. Bahaud


Kevin Harms


Dean A. Couvier

Photos & Coordinates

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Headingley

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Headingley (1996)
Source: Jean Ammeter

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87884, W97.40469
denoted by symbol on the map above


Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Obituary [Roger G. Mudge], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 July 2003.

Obituary [Ralph Steven Tanchak], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 May 2019.

We thank Erik Horne, Jean Ammeter, and Rudy Ammeter for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2020

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