Winter Gala and AGM – December 11, 2018

MYMP’s Winter Gala and AGM was another great sold out event with close to 200 young producers and dairy suppliers attending the festive event at the Quality Hotel in Abbotsford. Tars Cheema from BC
Holstein News was the emcee and kept the evening moving and everyone engaged. He told some entertaining stories about his life in dairy and running a dairy newspaper.

MYMP directors rounded out the formal part of the evening with reports on MYMP’s events over the past year and on attending Dairy Farmers’ of Canada meetings. One MYMP director attended the DFC Policy Session in Ottawa and two directors attended DFC’s AGM in Quebec City.

One of the highlights of the evening continues to be the incredible door prizes donated by dairy suppliers. The door prizes included a wide range of gift cards, Vancouver Canuck hockey tickets, Vancouver Giants’ tickets, toy tractors, and bags of corporate swag. There was a record number this year and MYMP thanks all our corporate supporters for
their great donations.

Elections were held for four director positions. Aaron Neels and Carla Soutar were re-elected and Lorna Hamming and Peter Gouwenberg were elected for the first time to the MYMP board. Two directors stepped down from the MYMP board this year: Brittney Schurmann and Mike Duncan. MYMP would like to thank them for all their great work as MYMP directors.

MYMP would like to thank all our Winter Gala and AGM sponsors. Anser Power that provided a free drink ticket to all the attendees. Other sponsors included PrarieCoast, FCC, Clearbrook Grain & Milling, BCDA, Goosen Construction, J & D Dairy Service, JR Legacy Hoof Trimming, and Agri-Trans. MYMP would not be able to hold the Winter Gala without their generous support.

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