Hagan's Performance & Ranch Horse Sale
October 28th, 2017
Oak Lake-area family receives National Blue-winged Teal Award for protecting land
Posted: 06/20/2017 3:00 AM
MICHAELA SOLOMON/THE BRANDON SUN
The Hagan family of Oak Lake accepted the National Blue-winged Teal Award at the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation’s Brandon office on Monday night. MHHC nominated the family to honour the 15 conservation easements they have to preserve and protect their land. From left: Erin, Alistair, Shawne, Jocelyn, Rory, Thomas and Felicity. Front: Slade and Harley.
Pride was in the air on Monday evening as three generations of the Hagan family were presented with the North American Waterfowl Management Plan’s prestigious National Blue-winged Teal Award.
The Hagans, who live on a farm near Oak Lake, were nominated by the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation in honour of the 15 easements the family has that permanently protects 4,885 acres of natural lands, including 2,020 acres of wetlands.
"The easements insure that their land will permanently stay in the condition that it’s in," MHHC spokesperson Stephen Carlyle said.
Carlyle said that Hagan family has had an outstanding relationship with MHHC for years, and he hopes this award inspires other landowners to follow suit, and take extra precautions to preserve the land they own.
"Their natural areas will stay natural in perpetuity, so forever," Carlyle said.
MHHC is pleased to continue working with the Hagan family, said Carlyle, adding that they’ve been a great addition to a larger international conservation community.
The Hagan family consists of parents Shawne and Jocelyn, their four children, Alistair (Erin), Thomas (Felicity), Amanda, Bronwen, and grandkids Harley, Slade and Rory.
» The Brandon Sun
WOW!! We are so excited, proud and humbled all at the same time. Our sale was outstanding again this year! We would like to say a
huge THANK YOU to everyone that supported us this year. Friends, Family and repeat buyers! Our "High Seller" was Lot #7 "CHIP"
owned by Shawne and Jocelyn. He sold for $11,750 to Quinn Wilson of Calgary, Alberta.
The Horses are now all making there way
to their new homes and we always look forward to hearing feedback and the stories of them with their new families. It always
makes us happy to see how excited people are to get their horses! When you see a son hug his Dad after the hammer drops and
they own the horse, or a wife give her husband the nod to bid one more time: that is the ultimate rerward, it makes what we do worth it!