Among the 2010 recipients of the Order of Manitoba, the province’s highest honour, is Bert Loewen, a member of the Mennonite Brethren Church. The announcement was made on May 12 by Lieutenant-Governor Philip Lee. Loewen played a vital role in the establishment of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and was its first executive director. The Foodgrains Bank has provided 944,000 tonnes of food to nearly 70 countries over the years. This investiture ceremony will take place on July 15 at the Manitoba Legislative Building.