Are You Satisfied With Your Community?

Fill out Morden's 2018 Customer Satisfaction Survey! 

Click Here For More

Just over a month after breaking the world record harvest in Winkler, the numbers have come in.

The benefit concert filled the bowl with 8,000 guests. The harvest saw 14,000 people on the field who watched 303 combines harvest simultaneously for five minutes. Even more people watched by tuning into the live stream, which had 59 different countries watching.

There were 723 registered volunteers over the weekend, and the fundraising goal is nearing closer at $925,000 and rising.

Dave Thiessen, National Director with Children's Camps International, says "our focus will be in India for sure, where we have 15,000 churches waiting to get involved. We'll be sending many many more kids to camp."

The camp has a one-year follow-up program as well. "It is critical. That's where we see those changed lives, in the follow-up program."

record wrapper2The record was smashed in Winkler this summer

Overall, the event was a success, but the harvest in Winkler was not the only one. This year CCI held other harvest events in Boissevain, five different locations in Saskatchewan, and a very successful first harvest in Alberta.

Awareness for their cause has reached a world-wide scale, and there are six or seven countries who are interested in being sponsored by CCI. For now, they would like to focus on where they are now, and doing their ministry well, but there is potential for more partnerships in the future.

They still plan to expand this month and will be launching new initiatives that will bring in more funds. Thiessen adds, "we believe that the events we plan can be duplicated outside Canada. We are a registered charity in The United States and will be pursuing expanding across North America."

Regardless, Thiessen says, "we're just so thankful for all the volunteers. It takes a community to put something on like this... we saw the community come together like we haven't seen anywhere else."

Related Article:

Related Article:


More Local News

Communities In Bloom Results Spark Drive In Morden To Do More

A perfect score was just out of reach for Morden in the Communities in Bloom (CIB) competition. Morden Community Services and Events Manager Clare Agnew says though the did not receive a full five…

Fire Destroys Children's Playhouse

A children's playhouse was destroyed after a late afternoon fire Thursday. Members of the Altona/Rhineland Fire Department responded to the blaze on Road 4 East around 4 p.m., and found the structure…

Winkler Mayor Returns For Fourth Consecutive Term

Martin Harder has been elected Mayor of Winkler by acclamation. He's served the city in the leadership role for the past 12 years. In that time he's seen a 50 percent population growth, from just…

Winkler Food Cupboard Sees Dip In Donations During Summer Months

The Winkler Food Cupboard continues to see a steady clientele of 50-70 families a week. Every week new clients walk through their doors as well, food cupboard committee member Menno Giesbrecht…

Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre Gives Aid To Rio Museum

After the loss of millions of years of history, the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) wanted to help the National Museum of Brazil. "When the news hit of the fire at the National Museum in…

MB Hydro Making Improvements to Altona Natural Gas Regulating Station

Manitoba Hydro is doing some preventative work ahead of winter at a natural gas regulating station in Altona. Crews are installing a line heater at the station located on 10th AVE NW, near the…

Fuel Fundraiser Boosts Profile Of 10km Morden/Winkler Bike Path Project

Fuelling up at Co-op this week helped raise thousands of dollars for a bike path between Morden and Winkler. On Fuel Good Day September 18 in Winkler, Morden and Plum Coulee five cents from every…

Woman Named In Morden Armed Robbery

A Winnipeg woman is facing a number of charges after an armed robbery Tuesday night in Morden. Around 5:10 p.m police were dispatched to Olympic Source for Sports in Morden regarding a female that…

Longtime Winkler Events Coordinator, Director Of Recreation Leaving

Longtime events coordinator and Winkler Harvest Festival Organizer Deb Penner is leaving her position. Penner began her career as Community Events Coordinator in 2007 before transitioning to Director…

BLSD Reports Highest Enrolment In Years

Student enrolment numbers in Border Land School Division are exceeding predictions. Early figures show 2,133 full time equivalent registrations for 2018/19, surpassing estimates of 2,088. According… is your only local source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide