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Deadline for earlybird trade show applications approaches
September 1 is just a couple of weeks away, and that is the Early Bird deadline for Trade Show Delegates to register for the upcoming CAFE Convention. The tradeshow deadline was set a month later than the delegate deadline in order to accommodate all those hard working folks who are still out on the fair circuit…so don't miss the opportunity to save $50.
The CAFE Convention, themed "Get Inspired" will be held November 19-21 at the Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls. With the CNE hosting and Judging by the strong early registration, it's going to be a good one! Don't miss it.
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Get those nominations in!
Of course you know that special someone in your ag society or exhibition who goes the extra mile to make your event a success. Is it the guy who has been opening and closing the gate for 20 years, with little thanks? Or the manager who works night and day to keep your organization afloat? You can show your appreciation by nominating that special person as a Canadian Fair Champion to receive national recognition and an all expense paid trip to the CAFE Convention in Niagara Falls! Up to 3 winners will be selected. Go right now to the CAFE website and download a nomination form or call the CAFE office at 1-204-571-6377 for more info. Deadline is September 30, 2015.
Calgary Stampede Show Band rocks!
The Calgary Stampede Show Band has completed a highly successful summer tour, performing at Westerner Park in Red Deer, the Saskatoon Exhibition, K Days in Edmonton, and the Indiana State Fair. They also competed at DCI (Drum Corps International) Competition in Indianapolis, where they were recognized as International Champion in the DCI Drum Line Battle and received a gold award in the DCI Soundsport Competition, with recognition as Best in Show!
Congratulations to this talented group of 120 young people between the ages of 14 and 21! They are available for bookings for your event
Local 4-H participants beam with pride at achievement day
Young people from the Newport 4-H Club demonstrated their final projects for the year at the Hants County Exhibition during a recent Achievement Day.
But they're not done yet, as the provincial 4-H show is just a couple months away. It'll be held Oct. 2-4.
"It's not quite a competition, it's more just the completion of the projects," said Mary Grace McNeil, a member of the Newport 4-H Club, holding her rabbit, named Reckless, who is quite content to be in her arms.
Mayerthorpe 60th Anniversary Fair
It was a weekend of festivity and fun in Mayerthorpe.
The Agricultural Fair, starting Friday afternoon and ending Sunday, marked the 60th anniversary of the Mayerthorpe and District Agricultural Society.
NS government facing increasing pressure to keep Exhibition Park open
Master Promotions Ltd., the country's largest independent trade and consumer show group, is pressuring the provincial government to partner with an investor or buyer in the private sector as a short-term solution to keep Exhibition Park open until Spring 2016.
Williamstown Fair: Young at heart
It seems like people of all ages come to Canada's oldest annual fair, in Williamstown.
And this past weekend, when the Williamstown Fair had its 204th edition, it welcomed perhaps its youngest-ever visitor — three-day-old Alice Webster, of Ingleside.
Low dollar has American tourists flocking to southern Ontario
It might not be the heady days of the late 1990s all over again, but American tourists are once again traipsing to Stratford in greater numbers.
"Americans are coming back. We’ve seen a slight upturn from last year," said Larry McCabe, the chair of the Stratford Tourism Alliance.
Staycationing increasingly popular
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Rod Foley and his wife, Claudine Lafreniere, had been looking forward to a Hawaiian vacation in April to cheer on family members taking part in a triathlon. But prices kept rising as the Canadian dollar fell, so the busy 40-somethings decided to cancel the trip and spend more time at home on road-cycling excursions.
Fair Person of the Year: Claire Hazel
Halifax County Exhibition via TownCryer News
The Halifax County Exhibition Committee appreciates the support shown each year from the selfless volunteers who freely give of their time and talents to ensure the success of this agricultural fair.
"Every year we try to pick someone from a different area of the Exhibition," explains Exhibition Office Manager, Juli Oxford. "For instance, long time exhibitors, past superintendents, or those involved with light horse, draft horse, dairy, oxen, poultry, home and garden exhibits are considered. Along with organizers, grounds maintenance and more, it's a difficult task to pick just one individual overall. This year we picked Clarie Hazel."
New competitions and 4-H 100th anniversary celebrations at Campbellford Fair
"As 2015 is here, 4-H in Ontario marks its 100th anniversary and we have many reasons to celebrate," said 4-H member Elaine Jeffs as she participated in the official opening of the 161st Campellford Fair.
From the Northumberland County Holstein Show with its 4-H classes on Friday night to the Campbellford 4-H Achievement Day to the Dairy Inter-Club show on Saturday to the 4-H Inter-Club beef competition on Sunday it was a weekend with 4-H in the limelight.
Busy final weekend helps Exhibition weather showers, pull healthy numbers
Despite spots of wet weather throughout the week, organizers say the Saskatoon Exhibition was a success in 2015.
According to the final count on Monday, a total of 208,160 people attended the fair, which wrapped up its six-day run on Sunday.
Carl Schlosser, director of events with Prairieland Park, said 48,000 people would have had to come out on Sunday for the Ex to reach its 2014 count.
Port Hope Fair ambassador takes stage at Canadian Exhibition
Meghan Taylor has gone from chasing cows to charming crowds as the Port Hope Fall Fair Ambassador and now she’s preparing to compete for a coveted crown at the Canadian National Exhibition.
Ms. Taylor, 23, who grew up on her family's beef farm and cash crop in Welcome, just north of Hwy. 401, was crowned the first Port Hope Fall Fair's Ambassador last September. She was the first fair ambassador in the event's 183-year history.
Annika takes Norwood Fair ambassador's crown
Trent Hills Independent
Annika Vanderhorst became the 44th Norwood Fair Ambassador Sunday at a gala showcase of youthful eloquence and poise that forced the three judges to work harder than they ever expected to.
The 17-year-old Norwood native representing Centennial Pharmacy edged first runner-up Megan Wilson (J.J. Stewart Motors) and second runner-up Jordyn McRobbie (Robin McRobbie Real Estate). She succeeds Rachel English who officially wraps up her duties as Norwood Fair Ambassador at the Canadian National Exhibition later this month.
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