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Get out to a local fair this week!
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What better way to spend a weekend? If you are in the area, be sure to check out these events.

Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede (AB), Jul 22-25, 2015
Vermillion Fair (AB), Jul 23-25, 2015
Expo de Saint,Hyacinthe (QC), Jul 23-Aug 2, 2015
Crapaud Exhibition (PE), Jul 24-26, 2015
Summer Sizzler Rodeo & Fair, Lamont(AB), Jul 24-26, 2015
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DaviesPark Executive Search
Westerner Park in Red Deer Alberta is seeking a new CEO. If you would like to pursue this opportunity, click here
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Register now for the CAFE convention and save $50
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The Early Bird Deadline for registration for the Annual CAFE Convention is just around the corner – July 31st! Be sure to register now to save $50 per person. This year's convention will be held in beautiful Niagara Falls, ON , November 19-21, hosted by the CNE.

Our 2015 theme is "Get Inspired" and sure enough, we have an inspiring line up of speakers for your enjoyment. Hear from Frank O'Dea, Founder of Second Cup Coffee, about his transition from homeless street person to celebrated business executive. This is just one of the inspiring presentations you will hear! Don't put it off – register TODAY!

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Check out all of the amazing food carts at this year's Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Vancity Buzz
Going to the Vancouver Folk Music Festival this weekend? In addition to your love of music, make sure to bring your love of food. The wide array of available delicacies at the Folk Fest food fair does not disappoint — there is something for every palate! Want tamales? Craving pad thai? What about a mango on a stick?
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Local foods from the farm to the table featured at Incredible Edibles Festival
Inside Belleville
The true flavour of Trent Hills was spread along Saskatoon Avenue for the second annual Incredible Edibles Festival as thousands sampled local fare. "We have 42 vendors this year," said Jackie Igleheart, who did the marketing for the one-day event. From the live water buffalo to a mechanical dairy cow set up for milking, the venue by the Trent canal served up a fanfare of food samples from bison sliders to pulled pork to butter tarts, beavertails, pizza and more.
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Farmers get ready for summer fair
Columbia Valley Pioneer
Come one, come all. It is almost time for the fair. The second annual Windermere District Farmer's Institute (WDFI) Summer Fair is set to return to the Agri Park on July 26 for a day packed with family fun and learning. "We wanted to have an event that demonstrates the good will of the farmers and showcases agriculture," WDFI project co-ordinator Hedi Trescher said.
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Something for everyone at Vermilion Fair
Vermilion Standard
The Vermilion Agricultural Grounds were littered with volunteers. From painting barrels to setting up parking and camping spots to posting signs and everything in between, volunteers worked tirelessly all morning to make sure the area is ready for the Vermilion Fair.
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Big finale for Heritage Festival's Jack Little
Edmonton Journal
After presiding over 12 Heritage Festivals, executive director Jack Little finds it hard to pick a favourite moment. But there is one thing Little will always remember: The rainstorms. "The festival got evacuated twice because of high winds and rain," Little said. "Getting a hundred thousand-something people to leave the park. That was fun. I won't forget that."
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Potato Blossom Festival announces parade winners
Journal Pioneer
Castle Building Centre, with their Up West Barn Fest hoe down, was declared the best overall entry in the P.E.I. Potato Blossom Festival's annual parade, held recently in O'Leary. The parade route from the ADL plant on Gaspe Road to Centennial Park on Dewar Lane was lined with spectators for the annual display on wheels. Participants on several floats distributed treats along the way.
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Event celebrates agriculture and Mohawk Chapel
Brantford Expositor
Some brought blueberries and corn, some brought ice cream and popcorn and others brought farm animals. Bob and Irene Romaniuk? They brought garlic — lots of it — to the Mohawk Chapel for Bountiful Brant's Sounds of Summer Celebration on Sunday. "We've been farming since 1978 and we've always grown garlic but it's only been within the last few years that we moved into it in a much bigger way," Bob said.
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Arena changes won't interrupt history of Edmonton fair
Edmonton Sun
The summer festival that pre-dates the formation of the city won't be going away with the opening of a new arena. For the first exhibition, 275 people showed up and $179 was given out in prize money. As the festival grew, it moved to the Rossdale Flats in 1899 and the focus shifted from purely agricultural to the Edmonton Industrial Exhibition Association.
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