Young Manitoba Student Educates Peers on Farm Safety


SAFE Work Manitoba and Manitoba Farm Safety Program are pleased to announce that Kelis Hunter, a 10-year-old student from Virden, Manitoba, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Farm Safety Drawing Contest for her drawing depicting grain safety around the farm.

“Farm safety is important for everyone,” said Jamie Hall, Chief Operating Officer, SAFE Work Manitoba. “Kelis has created a great picture that will help build awareness for children and adults alike about the hazards that can be encountered on the farm.”

Each year, children between the ages of six and 12 are encouraged to submit drawings that show how to find a safer way when faced with one of four common hazards on the farm: livestock, grain, farm equipment and chemicals.

“Manitoba Farm Safety is always impressed by the farm safety knowledge that children share with us through the Farm Safety Drawing Contest. Thank you to every individual and classroom that participated. Your ideas and creativity serve as important reminders about how to stay safe in farm workplaces,” said Thea Green, Program Manager, Keystone Agricultural Producers.

For having her entry selected from a random draw of all submissions, Kelis will receive an iPad and her drawing will be featured in the 2022 Farm Safety calendar. At least 12 other students’ drawings will also be included in the calendar. Go to SAFE Work Manitoba’s Facebook page at and like your favourites. Drawings with the most likes will be selected to appear in the calendar.

“Thank you to all of the teachers and support staff in our schools who play a significant role in increasing children’s awareness of safety issues,” said Hall. “You are helping to educate our next generation on the importance of being safe on the farm.”

For more information about the SAFE Farms drawing contest, visit:

SAFE Work Manitoba – a division of the WCB is dedicated to the prevention of workplace injury and illness. Working with our partners in the safety community, we provide prevention education, safety programming, consulting and strategic direction to create a genuine culture of safety for all Manitobans.

Manitoba Farm Safety Program – The Manitoba Farm Safety Program, a program of Keystone Agricultural Producers (KAP), provides farm-specific resources and guidance to help farmers become aware, compliant and able to ensure healthy, safe workplaces.

Source: SAFE WORK Manitoba