WELCOME

Director, Public and Industry Affairs
Bayer Canada
www.dekalb.ca
www.Bayer.com
Twitter: @DEKALB_Canada @Bayer4CropsCA

Welcome to the 2019 DEKALB SuperSpiel. Bayer is pleased to have our DEKALB seed brand associated with such an important World Curling Tour event that “brings the world” to Morris, Manitoba. The past year has been filled with change and challenges for Bayer, farmers and Canadian agriculture but we look forward to enjoying some fun and downtime this week as we host customers, share stories and enjoy some championship curling.

At Bayer, we innovate in the fields of health and nutrition to meet some of the most fundamental needs of people around the world. Bayer has three divisions – pharmaceuticals, consumer health, and crop science. The crop science (or agriculture division) contributes to the broader company purpose by shaping agriculture to benefit farmers, consumers and our planet.

We are a responsible global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet. From the Earth’s deepest roots to its highest satellites, we combine modern science with farmers’ ingenuity to put innovation at their fingertips to help nourish our growing world and preserve natural resources. And, while we don’t have all the answers, our passion for discovery, collaboration and curiosity means we will never stop striving to find them. Through our work, we’re committed to delivering better solutions for all farmers while enabling more choice for consumers to help them and our planet thrive.

The DEKALB seed brand continues to innovate and offer new solutions for farmers in Southern Manitoba and around the globe. DEKALB offers an extensive line-up of products for farmers and leads the field in breeding innovation. Our priority is to discover new ways to turn yield potential into success through research and development, high-performing seed, agronomic expertise and customized advice and solutions.

We are thrilled to support the 2019 DEKALB SuperSpiel and wish all the curlers good luck this week. Please take the time to thank all the local sponsors and volunteers and spend some time in town and at the curling club making connections and cheering on the competitors! We wish you the very best for another successful event.

Welcome one and all to the 12th anniversary of the DEKALB SuperSpiel. We know you will enjoy some great curling during this year’s event. The Morris Curling Club is proud to host this event and is also home of the World Famous Cargill Curling Training Centre. Visit www.curlingtraining.ca

This year’s event will see some great curling – all hosted in the Morris Curling Club and the Morris Multiplex. We are excited this year to welcome many international teams along with the usual teams from across Canada. We invite all to come and watch our world friends in action. We especially want to thank our Super Fans, Players and Sponsors that continue to make the DEKALB SuperSpiel the special event it has become!!

We would like to thank our Title Sponsor, Bayer Canada and their DEKALB Brand for their continued support as Title Sponsor for 12 years! We also thank our Presenting Level Sponsors for their continued support; Meridian Industries (Women) and Rocky Mountain Equipment (Men); Official Host Sponsors – the Town of Morris and the Rural Municipality of Morris; Lounge Sponsor- RBC Dominion Securities, Patrick Rae/ Royal Bank; and our Web Sponsor – Graphic Intuitions. We appreciate all their super support!

We are lucky to have wonderful Media support. It is another critical aspect to the success of this event. We thank them all for their great coverage and dedication to our event. We are pleased to have the Winnipeg Free Press and Golden West Radio as our Presenting Media Partners.

Volunteers are special. We are very fortunate to have many Volunteers that contribute to the smooth running of our event. Many of our Volunteers have been with us all 12 years. Thanks to Casinos of Winnipeg, our Volunteer Sponsor for their support!

Thanks to all the many other Sponsors that also help to make this event possible. We encourage you to take time to look through the program to see our wonderful Sponsor support. We ask you to thank them and support their businesses while you are in the area.

Great events don’t happen without great ice. Thanks to Allan Gitzel and his Morris Team and Greg Ewasko and his arena Team for the great ice you provide. A SUPER Job!!

This year will also see the 6th annual “Rings of Influence” business reception taking place hosted by the Morris and District Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Morris. They are inviting businesses to come and network and take in some of the DEKALB SuperSpiel curling. It is great to have them back.

Thank you to all Sponsors, Volunteers, Fans and of course, the Teams for your support of the DEKALB SuperSpiel.

We hope to see you all back for the 13th Annual DEKALB SuperSpiel in 2020.

Chris and Lorne Hamblin
Co-chairs-DEKALB SuperSpiel 12

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