Brewin, Jack - 1988 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Jack Brewin had contributed much to the growth and development of irrigation farming in Alberta. Since 1968 he was annually re-elected as both director and chairman of the board for the St. Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID) until retiring in 1986. He had worked successfully with government departments, consulting firms, contractors and farmers in promoting the development of new trends in irrigation rehabilitation. During his tenure as chairman, the SMRID grew to 320,000 acres, making it the largest irrigation district in Canada. Mr. Brewin served on the irrigation council and the Oldman River Basin Management Committee. He was also director and chairman of the Alberta Irrigation Projects Association for many years.

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