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CANADA 150
CAFE
CAFE has submitted an Expression of Interest to coordinate a Signature Event (National) to commemorate Canada 150. At this point the plans are quite vague, but would involve some sort of Pavilion Celebrating the Significance Fair Industry that would travel to a number of fairs across Canada, also inviting input from those hosting fairs.

At this point we do not know if we will be invited to submit an application for funding, but even if we are successful, CAFE's Pavilion will obviously not be able to visit every fair. We therefore encourage local fairs to pursue funding through the Canada 150 Program. You will see that there is a program for Funding to Celebrate as well as Community Infrastructure Program.
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Populous Begins Master Plan for the New York State Fair
CAFE


Shown left to right are: Todd Gralla, SDA, Principal/Director of Equestrian Services, and David Forkner, ASLA, Principal/Senior Planner of Populous, Joel Bianchi, P.E., Director of Municipal Engineering for M.J. Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C., Charlie Smith, AIA, NCARB, Senior Principal/Senior Architect of Populous, Troy Waffner, Acting Director of the New York State Fair, Jenny Lippman, P.E., Project Engineer with M.J. Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C., Rod Markin, President of Markin Consulting and Bill Bourne, Senior Architectural Technician of Populous.


Populous, fairgrounds master planners and architects of Knoxville, Tennessee, were selected to develop a master plan for the 360 acre historic New York State Fair located in Syracuse.

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Convention Registration Now Open for Trade Show & Showcase Applications
CAFE
If you are a performer or vendor who wants to reach a national audience, the CAFÉ Convention provides that opportunity. Registrations are now being accepted for the Trade Show and for Showcasing, but space is limited….so apply early!
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Calgary Stampede pancakes get international twist at Stephen Avenue event
CBC News
Free pancake breakfasts have been a Stampede tradition for more than 85 years, but this year SAIT teamed up with the Calgary Stampede to do things a little differently. Hundreds of hungry Calgarians lined up along Stephen Avenue for SAIT's #PancakeParade, a tasting event that featured pancakes from around the world.
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Huge crowds for the 161st Clinton Spring Fair
Clinton News Record
There was a huge turnout for the 161st Clinton Spring Fair this year. The opening ceremonies on June 5 kicked off the popular demolition derby. Combining traditional attractions with new brought out another dedicated crowd from all over the region.
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Alcohol service at festivals and large public events
FEO
In partnership with Festivals and Events Ontario the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario is offering a webinar to address alcohol services at Ontario festivals and events. As we approach Ontario's busy summer festival season, this webinar will offer a primer on how to conduct the sale and service of alcohol at your event in a safe, responsible manner.
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Gravity Jump a terrifyingly fun addition to Red River Exhibition
Metro News
It's not because I'm scared of heights that I initially said no to the chance to jump from a platform 33-feet in the air — unharnessed — into an airbag spread out across the hard cement midway at the Red River Exhibition. It was more my fundamental aversion to ridiculously unnecessary risk.
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Make this the year to take in Ontario's festivals
Paris Star
Across Ontario are some 3,000 festivals and events each year and from that total the top 100 are determined. The current list of the best of the best include a select group of Festivals and Events of Distinction that "represent some of the most well-known and respected celebrations in the province."
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RVers take over agriculture grounds
News Optimist
Nearly 200 RVs were parked around the Battlefords Agricultural Society exhibition grounds over the weekend, all members of the Good Samaritans Society. Every year, members from 17 different chapters around the province get together and spend a weekend reacquainting themselves with old friends from past years. Good Sam Society Saskatchewan provincial director Jim Brady says the weekend is held in smaller communities every year for an obvious reason.
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Hants County safety day helps educate, entertain elementary students
Nova News Now
Don't let the laughter fool you. The 280 children attending the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day in Windsor were having more than just a good time June 12. Angus Ells, the co-ordinator of the event and operations manager for carrots with the Bragg Lumber Company, said the elementary school children were learning a lot about safety too.
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Half of Canadians won't let economy change vacation plans
CTV News
According to the results of a new survey, half of Canadians have no intention of letting the current economic climate take a bite out of their vacation plans, while approximately one in three plan to cut back on their summer getaway spending this year. The Nanos survey found 51 per cent of respondents plan to spend the same amount as usual on summer vacations this year, while 31 per cent said they will cut back on their vacation spending, given the current economic climate.
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Celebrating Canada Day with free admission at Parks Canada sites
Northumberland View
The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, today invited Canadians to celebrate Canada's 148th birthday with a free visit to some of the country’s natural and cultural treasures. On Wednesday, July 1, admission is free at all national parks, national marine conservation areas and Parks Canada-administered national historic sites.
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