Manitoba Farmers Invite Canadians to Celebrate Canadian Agriculture Day with Free Virtual Cook-Along

WINNIPEG, MB, February, 16, 2021 – Manitoban’s are joining their fellow Canadians this February to raise a fork in tribute to the women and men who work so hard to put high-quality food on our table every day. February 23rd is Canadian Agriculture Day. To strengthen the relationship between all consumers and our local producers, Manitoba Canola Growers is embracing this celebration by inviting all Manitobans to join in a free virtual masterclass cook-along with Trevor Lui this February 21 .

Lui, whose grandfather was a ‘Wok Master’ in Hong Kong, emigrated to Canada when he was a young boy. At just seven, Lui learned how to cook in his father’s Chinese restaurant. A seasoned culinary expert, Lui developed many successful restaurants and is famous for his ramen burger. During the pandemic, he started two businesses including Quell, an agency representing BIPOC hospitality leaders and Joybird, a fried chicken pop-up.

“When my grandfather came over from Hong Kong, he was a Wok Master there, so I knew a lot about being in the kitchen because I grew up running around in the kitchen as a kid, watching Leafs games and packing the take-out,” commented Lui.

To celebrate Lui’s Asian culture and Lunar New Year, his free virtual cook-along will feature one of his favourite family recipes from his cookbook, “Double Happiness”.

Ellen Pruden, Eat Well Director from Manitoba Canola Growers remarked, “Cook along with culinary expert Trevor Lui as he shares tips on how to make a delicious stir-fry, tells stories from the restaurant days of his youth where he learned from master wok chefs, and leave feeling confident and inspired to put dinner on the table.”

As a tribute to Manitoba farmers, Lui featured a family recipe in his cookbook from Will Bergman who farms near Glenlea, Manitoba. Bergman says he is honoured to have his family’s Farm Style Tuscan soup selected for Lui’s cookbook.

Registration is required as space is limited (ingredients, directions and link details will be sent in advance)


About Manitoba Canola Growers Association:
The Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA) represents approximately 7,500 farmers in Manitoba that grow canola. MCGA uses the canola check off dollars for “seed money” to grow the future. Every dollar spent is leveraged at the local, national, and international levels, and studies show that every dollar invested by growers results in an impressive return on investment. MCGA is committed to maximizing net income for canola farmers through sustainable production. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @CanolaGrowers.

Media Contact:
Ellen Pruden
Canola Eat Well Director Manitoba Canola Growers O: 204-982-2107

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