A monument at the west side of Roland, in the Rural Municipality of Roland, commemorates the centenary of the Roland Agricultural Society in 2008 and the pumpkin-growing prowess of local gardener Edgar Van Wyck. They attained Manitoba records in 1984 and 1988. His 423-pound pumpkin grown in 1976 won him a mention in the Guiness Book of Records. His largest pumpkin, a 560-pound specimen, was grown in 1986.
Memorable Manitobans: Edgar Herman Van Wyck (1904-1994)
Manitoba Organization: Agricultural Societies
We thank George Penner and Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 22 July 2023
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