Fergus ambassador at provincial convention

Hundreds of dele­gates and more than 80 am­bassadors representing agricul­tural societies across Ontario traveled here recently for the annual Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) convention. Among those taking part was Rebecca Han­nam, representing the Fergus Agricultural Society. Fair president Andrew Taylor along with directors Denise Kankain­en, Jeanine Moyer, and Sarah Wallace-Taylor also attended.

“Traveling to the conven­tion, participating in work­shops and meeting other am­bassadors from across Ontario was a great experience that allowed me to learn about other fairs and bring new ideas home to Fergus,” said Hannam. “It was exciting to see so many agricultural societies in one place celebrating achievements and sharing ideas. For the am­bassadors, it was a chance to get to know one another and represent the future of Ontario fairs.”

Ambassadors took part in sessions about personal presen­tation, human rights, and the Canadian National Exhibition and were able to attend social networking events while at the convention. The highlight of the event was the president’s reception, where ambassadors were presented on stage, in­tro­ducing themselves and their fair to the convention atten­dees.

Other local fair ambas­sa­dors attending the convention include Kristen Allsop repre­sent­ing the Arthur Agricultural Society, Sara Parkinson of the Erin Agricultural Society, and Kirsten Lewis from the Mount Forest Agricultural Society.

The Fergus Fall Fair Am­bassador competition is held the weekend before the fair each September and the winner represents the Fergus Agri­cultural Society for one year. The Fergus Fall Fair welcomes new visitors, exhibitors and volunteers. For more informa­tion visit www.fergusfallfair.ca.

from Fergus Agricul­tural Society’s Ambassador Committee