By David Klassen
The 60th edition of the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede has received $15,600 in funding from the federal government.
The four-day Stampede near Austin, Manitoba wraps up today and includes musical performances and heritage demonstrations on horse plowing, blacksmithing, harvesting, stooking, and threshing.
The 2014 Reunion feature attraction is “Manitoba’s Military Heritage,” which commemorates the impact of the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the Second World War on Manitoba farms, families, and communities.
Approximately 600 volunteers get involved during the festival, which attracted about 11,000 visitors this year.