Selection Criteria & Nomination Form
BMO has deep ties to Canada’s agricultural industry. Agriculture represents one of the largest portfolios of the bank and BMO has remained committed to providing the best agriculture products in the market to its customers, while providing a wealth of knowledge and experience to help grow and sustain the industry.
For over 20 years, BMO has honoured farming families in Southern Alberta who take an innovative approach to growing their business, demonstrate a commitment to traditional western values and maintain an exceptional standard of sustainability. Twelve years ago, the program expanded to celebrate families in the Southwestern Ontario area.
For its fourth year, BMO and the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba will honour six farm families in the province for their commitment to agriculture and the community during the 2023 Royal Manitoba Winter Fair, which runs March 27 – April 1, 2023.
- Actively involved in agriculture and community
- Agriculture must provide a major source of income
- Some family members reside on farm and are active in primary agriculture
Who is able to nominate?
Nominations are open to the general public. Six families will be selected by a committee of Royal Manitoba Fair executive. The deadline to submit nominations is January 30, 2023.
As our special guests, families will be honoured at the BMO Farm Family Award ceremony, held in conjunction with the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair. The families honoured will have the opportunity to meet with representations from BMO Bank of Montreal, local government officials and board members from the Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba.
Benefits for BMO Manitoba Farm Family Award Recipient
Each family member will receive free admission into the Fair as well as an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience hosted by BMO and the Royal Manitoba Winter Fair.
Professional photographs from the ceremony will be available as an online gallery for families to download. In addition, as part of the BMO Farm Family Award tradition, each family will be presented with a personalized farm plaque.
- VIP seating at the evening main arena show
- Presentation of the family during the BMO Farm Family Ceremony.
- One night stay at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Conference Center during the week of March 27 – April 1, 2023
Please note the deadline to receive nominations is January 30, 2023.
NOTE: If you choose to complete the nomination process online, you will first complete this Nomination Directive. Once completed and submitted, you will be directed to complete the Image Release and Liability Waiver.