Junior Farmers mark 65 years with reunion

The Junior Farmers’ Asso­ci­ation of Ontario’s annual char­ity golf tournament fundraiser starts a celebration on Aug. 15 of 65 years of leadership and networking for Ontario youth age 15 to 29.

The anniversary weekend celebrations tee off with a noon shotgun start at Hockley Valley Resort, followed by a reunion banquet and dance at the Orange­ville Fairgrounds. A spa treatment option is being offer­ed for those who do not wish to golf before the afternoon social time gets underway.

“We’re excited to be golfing at Hockley this year,” said Wayne Stoltz, a member in the 1970s and honorary chairman of the golf tournament. “It’s a great way to be involved in helping raise funds for this organization.”

Local golfers, agriculture and food industry leaders and corporate sponsors are also planning to participate in the annual tournament that raises operating funds to sustain JFAO programs.

JFAO provides opportu­ni­ties for young people age 15 to 29 of all backgrounds, but especially those in rural Onta­rio, to take on the challenge of exploring individual talents while being involved in better­ing their communities, net­work­ing, and having fun. JFAO’s mission is “to build future rural leaders through self-help and community bet­ter­ment.” More information on the tournament and the accom­pany­ing 65th anniversary re­union can be found at www.jfao.on.ca or by calling 519-780-JFAO (5326).