Families awarded for preserving heritage

A total of 92 Saskatchewan families received the Century Family Farm Award this year.


As part of a program to recognize the dedication to farming by many of the province’s founding families, Information Services Corporation (ISC) provides one replica of the original land grant, an ICS Century Family Farm Award certificate, and the family’s choice of a wall plaque, or cedar gate sign.

Of those 92 families this year, 11 in our area received the award. They include (family name, location):

Farber, Fosston;

Matsalla, Rama;

Minhinnick, Invermay;

Nordick, Watson;

Proznick, Wishart;

Schultz, Kelvington;

Stasiuk, Hendon;

Stephanson, Elfros;

Tennent, Archerwill;

Walter-Gregory, Quill Lake;

Yacyshyn, Invermay.

To qualify, members of the same family must have farmed or ranched the land continuously for 100 years or longer. The family must live in Saskatchewan, own the land, and have not been recognized with the award previously.

Since the awards program began in 2007, a total of 3900 families have received the award.

By Andy Labdon

Wadena News


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