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Palmer, John Stanley - 1976
Partridge, Edward Alexander - 1972
Patterson, Cecil Frederick - 1973
Pattillo, Margaret H. - 1990
Pavlychenko, Thomas Karp - 1976
Pedersen, Gunnar Heg - 2007
Phelps, Joseph Lee - 1982
Phillips, Robert Howard Daniel - 2009
Poirier, Elaine Lucie - 2006
Porter, Albert John - 1987
Possberg, Florian - 2016
Potter, Evelyn Joan - 2011
Pugh, Roy McLean - 1981

Portrait Elaine Lucie Poirier

Elaine Poirier, key organizer of agricultural exhibitions, was born May 18, 1941, at Swan Lake, Manitoba, to Albert and Cecile De Pape. She was an elevator agent’s daughter and lived primarily in Manitoba, obtaining her schooling at Mariapolis and Bruxelles, before settling in Redvers. She married Henri Poirier and became an active partner in the family’s grain, beef and swine farming operation.

Elaine is a volunteer who has worked tirelessly for Saskatchewan’s agricultural societies, the Saskatchewan Horticultural Association and the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association.

Early in her years on the farm she joined the Redvers Agricultural Society and her hard work, dedication and strong organizational skills soon led her to a provincial board position with the Saskatchewan Agricultural Societies Association. She was a founding board member and served two terms as president of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Societies Associations and Exhibitions. Elaine traveled widely, encouraging agricultural societies to grow and flourish. She represented SAASE on the board of the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame, 1987-89.

First president of Canadian Western Agribition, Chris Sutter, who was also from Redvers, recruited Elaine to be show and sale secretary for Canadian Western Agribition. She saw great merit in this international show and for 30 years she made an annual trek to Regina. She devoted many hours each year on the behind the scenes organization of the big show. Her working knowledge of the industry and its participants proved invaluable for Agribition.

Her fluency in the French language was useful as she conducted tours of French-speaking visitors to Agribition. She also translated at national events such as the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions conferences in Saskatoon and Quebec. She proved a gracious ambassador for Saskatchewan and its agricultural community.

Since retirement from the farm at Redvers and relocation to Battleford, Elaine has pursued her passion for horticulture, being involved at both the local and provincial levels. She is a member of the Master Gardener program and its related community work.

Sponsored for the Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame 2006 by
the Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies and Exhibitions
and Canadian Western Agribition.

 

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