History

The RM of Coldwell formed the Lundar Agricultural Society March 9, 1927. The first fair was held in the fall and had exhibits of flowers, vegetables, grains and grasses. The Fairs were first held at the school with exhibits of heavy horses, driving horses, cattle, garden produce, grain, women’s section exhibits of sewing, canning and flowers. Exhibits were displayed on boards laid on the school desks and the livestock shown on school grounds.

The fairs were held until 1933 ,and came to a halt due to the depression followed by the war. In the winter of 1952 the organization reorganized. A board was elected, 14 members, and 238 memberships sold. September 17, 1953 the fair began again. For a few years the fair was held in June for livestock and August for garden, grain and flowers exhibits.

Since 1960 the fair has been held on June 11th with a parade, 4-H rally and Cattleman’s Jamboree in the evening; this continued until 1964. The fair then became a two day event – Friday and Saturday – the second weekend in June which it continues doing at present time.

The fireworks display was introduced in 1965 and the first fat stock show and sale was held in 1969. The Miss Interlake pageant was also added at that time. In 1970 a baby show and free pancake breakfast were held. In 1978 and 1979 saw a grandstand and lunch facilities built.

The Lundar Agricultural Society has fostered and encouraged excellence in household arts, cattle and horse classes by sponsoring the fair annually with the exception of the war years. The quality of the exhibits has remained consistently high over the years and the fair is rated as one of the best in Manitoba.

 

 

PAST PRESIDENTS

1953-57 G.J. BRECKMAN

1958-59 K. BYRON

1960-61 JOHN H. THORGILSSON

1962-63 STEVE BYRON

1964 T.PALSSON

1965 P.O. SIGURDSON

1966-67 S.W. BURDETT

1968 T. PALSSON

1969 PAUL GANTON

1970-71 WILLIAM CRUISE

1972-73 LES GUDMUNDSON

1974-75 W.A. FOSTER

1976 – 83 HAROLD BENNETT

1984-87 JACK CRUISE

1988-90 CAL BENNETT

1991 FRED BURDETT

1992-95 PHILIP NIKKEL

1996-98 KAREN EMMS

1999-03 KEN OLAFSON

2004-06 PHILIP NIKKEL

2007-08 KEN SWEETLAND

2009-10 CAROLYN WIMMER

2011 CAROLYN SPICER

2012 – 2015 KRIS VIGFUSSON

2016 MIKE KOSTYSHYN

 

PAST SECRETARIES

1953-54 J.A.C. PARKER

1955-59 C.F. GREENHAM

1960-62 H.G. BENNETT

1963 S.BURDETT

1964 S.W. BURDETT

1965-69 L. LEON GOMIEN

1970-72 FRANK WELLS

1973-94 ELINOR BYRON

1995-98 SANDRA THORGILSSON

1999 CYNTHIA BARSNESS & LES WAINWRIGHT

2000-10 CYNTHIA WIRGAU

2011 TANYA THORGILSSON

2012  – Present CYNTHIA WIRGAU