The second annual Taste of Steinbach was on Tuesday, and this time around it was at the Steinbach Airport. 

Steinbach Chamber of Commerce President Tracy Gromniski says the evening started off with STARS air ambulance flying in.

“Everybody got to walk past the STARS helicopter coming in, super exciting with the CEO of STARS attending, which was fantastic, her coming out from Calgary.” 

Over 500 people were in attendance, which made for an even longer table than last years' 300 seats.

They had appetizers of local pork from HyLife, and a chicken dinner from Heritage Farms. 

As for entertainment, Corny Rempel flew in as the MC, Island Breeze played live music, and Luke Penner performed aerobatics. 

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Gromniski says the event was all about community supporting community. 

“It's one of those events where we bring together people to celebrate business, we celebrate community, we celebrate togetherness. It really is a fantastic way for everybody to get together. There's a beautiful view at the North Airport, we had entertainment, great food, great friends. It was a wonderful evening.” 

She says the event is a great way they get to showcase what our community has to offer.

“Showcasing local food, local businesses, local products."

They also try to get dignitaries to come out. All of Steinbach City Council was in attendance, as well as others in government.

“We had Kelvin Goertzen come out, CEO of Manitoba Chambers, and MLA J.D. Devgan came in to represent the province, so that was super fantastic,” she says. “So it's not just showcasing locally, we're trying to stretch it out and show off our great community outside of our community.” 

The committee is already brainstorming what they should do next year for the third annual Taste of Steinbach. 

She says this year will be hard to top. 

“This was quite fantastic with the entertainment, the food, and over 500 people, and the weather. It'll be exciting to plan next year's.” 

 

With files from Corny Rempel