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MHS Awards: Centennial Farm Awards

Link to:
List of Centennial Farms | Application form

Guidelines for Centennial Farm recognition:

  • minimum size - 50 acres
  • direct descendants - male or female, or by marriage
  • current ownership
  • proof of ownership - legal documentation (homestead records, Land Titles documents)

Each family must apply for this award and provide documentation of ownership of the same parcel of land over the course of a century or more, as well as family history. Titles records, family papers, Crown Lands homestead records and Hudson's Bay Company land sale records at the Archives of Manitoba, or the Canadian Pacific Railway land sale records at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary. When proof is found and wording is agreed upon, the Centennial Farm plaques are prepared then presented, most often at a family gathering, by the members of the Centennial Farms Committee. In 1995, the committee amended its guidelines to include recognition with a Centennial Farm certificate for those family farms that were owned for 100 years or more but subsequently sold before receiving a Centennial Farm plaque. The first of these certificates were prepared in 1996.

The Manitoba Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives can be contacted for Century Farm Gate Signs.

If you have questions about the Centennial Farm Award program, or wish to submit an application form, please contact the MHS office.

The MHS Centennial Farm Awards are presented with the generous support of James Richardson & Sons Limited.

James Richardson

Page revised: 18 November 2015

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