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CAFE BOARD PROFILE : John Peco (1st Vice President),
John Peco has an eclectic background in marketing and IT management. He has worked at the executive level in both Canada and the United States, and as an entrepreneur.
He lectures part-time at the Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, in business strategy and marketing. John joined Markham Fair in 2011.
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ABBOTSFORD AGRIFAIR & RODEO
Prize money is up and that means more competition and top-notch quality animal stock at the open shows and 4-H competitions at Abbotsford Agrifair this year.
"Our big attraction this year is our 'All-Breed Open Beef Pen Show'," said Naylene Beirnes, Agriculture Coordinator. "It is for pure bred and commercial breeds. Contestants can bring in a cow which will be judgedin a pen. The key thing is that the prize money has jumped up huge!"
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Farmer's Day, Pow Wow set for a very busy weekend
Peace River Record-Gazette
The Peace River Agricultural Grounds will host the annual Aboriginal Gathering and Pow-Wow and knee-slapping Farmers Day/Redneck Day events the weekend of June 13 and 14.
Doug MacDonald, secretary/treasurer, Peace Country Antique Railcar Club provided an outline of activities for Farmers Day and Redneck Day. A pancake breakfast 8-10 a.m. will open the festive day on the Saturday. Farmer games start at 10 a.m. In an event called, 'A Day in the Life of a Farmer' the competitions include: 'rise and shine (dressing in the dark)'; egg toss (water balloons); 'good neighbor' (fence Line); rock picking (using colored golf balls); a bucket brigade (fire fighting without running water); tractor pull; spike pounding; shopping spree (for milk, eggs, oats, etc.); horse shoe toss; pitching (golf).
Touch-A-Truck event a thrill for kids
When the Tweed-Hungerford Agricultural Society was looking for fundraising ideas, member Shawna Rashotte came up with a winner. Last year the society held its first “Touch-A-Truck” event and about 100 kids and parents came to see and sit in a wide range of trucks and other vehicles. The second Touch-A-Truck day will be happening this weekend at the Tweed-Hungerford Fairgrounds on Sunday, June 14, with trucks, rescue vehicles, and even a racing car for kids to examine and pose for photos in.
Vancouver Humane Society petitions CBC not to cover 'cruel' Calgary Stampede
The Vancouver Humane society has launched a petition urging CBC Sports to stop covering what it calls the "rodeo cruelty" of the Calgary Stampede.
"As Canada's national broadcaster, the CBC should not be portraying an activity that is cruel to animals as a sport," says Peter Fricker, the society's communications director. "It's very clear that the animals used at the Calgary Stampede rodeo are subject to fear, pain and stress. It's self-evidently inhumane."
Roseneath volunteers serve for 50 years
More than 50 years ago, Roseneath couple Marion and Rupert Hartford started volunteering at the local fair.
The couple, along with fellow volunteer Elva Towns, received the 50-year Ontario Volunteer Service Award from the Province of Ontario in a ceremony at the Cobourg Lions Community Centre on May 26.
Take a break and grab some agricultural learning
Alberta Farm Express
It's back-to-school season for farmers with a spate of field schools and workshops coming up following the end of seeding.
Here are three reasons to spend a day away from the farm and at school:
Square dancing slowly dying in southern Ontario
Grab your partner — if you can still find one. Square dancing is dying in southern Ontario.
Once popular among the rural and agricultural communities, the square dance is falling out of step with the times.
The Windsor Single Squares is the lone remaining square dance club west of London, ON.
Do you have what it takes to thrive in the event management industry?
I have heard people say that events management is just about some organisation skills, and being good with people. I don’t understand if they are humouring others or merely themselves. Yes, at a fundamental level, I agree that Events Planning and Management is all about being good at planning, organising and being good with people.
Why travellers are now taking more short road trips
Imagine we are going to take a long vacation in a place far away from our home. That sounds superb, doesn't it?
Well, it really seems like a good idea until we have to think about all the logistics of the trip. If everything goes smoothly, the reality is probably like this:
The 2015 Canadian Tourism Awards
This year, the Canadian Tourism Awards will be presented in 14 categories. Click on a category or scroll down for a description of each award.
Swift Current's 14th Annual Relay for Life raises $38,370.60
The Southwest Booster
The fourteenth edition of the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Swift Current came together in an impressive way at Riverside Park on Saturday evening. The 12-hour relay, featuring teams from the region, raised a total of $38,370.60.
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