Delta Waterfowl expands banquet


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Photos by Christine Waddell
The first winner of the night at Minnedosa Delta Waterfowl Banquet was Dawn Robins.

Banner Staff
Neepawa Banner & Press

The 2018 version of the Minnedosa Canvasbacks Delta Waterfowl annual banquet saw a jump in numbers and a new location. Held this year at the Minnedosa Conference Centre on Feb. 3, two hundred people attended the banquet and auction. The evening was emceed by the dynamic duo of Brian and Richard Bramley. Dozens of raffle items were offered up by various sponsors and approximately 25 items went up for live auction including framed prints, various duck decoys and even a couple rifles and shotguns.

Delta Waterfowl staff Emily Lamb and John Fisher worked closely with the committee for a smooth running event. The local committee included Ryan Steinhilber, Brian and Karen Bramley, Barry Good, April and Brennan Willis, Josh Good, Allen Hall, Stu Kingdon, Bob Currah, Adam Kowal, Leland Bramley, Sam Parish and Garret Lewandoski.

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowling in North America. Headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Delta delivers on this mission for the hunter. Delta has its historical origins as the premiere waterfowl conservation group in 1911. The founder of Delta, James Bell, had concerns regarding the duck population in Manitoba, specifically canvasbacks. Looking to make a difference he brought in Aldo Leopold to devise a plan for a waterfowl research facility. In 1938 Hans Hochbaum became the organizations scientific director, He and his Delta colleagues began studying duck ecology and made discoveries regarding the ducks habitats and behaviour. Today Delta Waterfowl  remains true to the plan that Bell envisioned.