Thursday, October 14, 2010, 7:30 p.m. at the Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Winkler, MB reported by the Valley Leader

Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning and his wife Sandra will speak on behalf of A Rocha Prairie Canada, a faith-based conservation organization. The Mannings will address the topic, “Servants of God, Stewards of the Land.”

Since his retirement from Parliament in 2002, Preston Manning has continued to speak, write, and teach on a variety of subjects including stewardship of the land. Manning’s understanding of the Christian faith attaches great importance to the establishment of ‘right relationships’ including sustainable relationships between human beings and the land.

Having championed fiscal stewardship during his years in the Canadian political arena, he now makes the connection between conservatism and conservation and he challenges his listeners to balance the ecological budget and to live within our means of our global resources.

The author of Think Big, Manning is President and CEO of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy and also is an adviser on A Rocha Canada’s Board of Reference. Sandra Manning, an able leader in her own right, serves on A Rocha Canada’s national Board of Directors, along with John Wiens and Larry Danielson from this region.