Hello and welcome to the 167th Ancaster Fair season, as we celebrate the 150th Birthday of Canada. My name is Bradley Howell, and I am delighted and honoured to be the Ambassador of this year’s fair. Many thanks to all our members and volunteers who work so hard throughout the year preparing for fair weekend, we could not do it without each and every one of you.
This year’s theme is “Canadian Grown”, a celebration of our past, present and future, and boy do we have a lot to celebrate. Look for some special classes in each area of the fair, and I challenge you to learn something new while you are here. The fair is an excellent place to meet old and new friends, as well as celebrating our heritage and farming community. I would really love to hear what makes the fair special to you and how it connects you to your roots.
My goal this year is to explore all the areas and shows at the fair that I don’t normally get to see because of my own committee and 4H commitments. So I will be all over the fair the entire weekend! I wish you all an amazing and fun filled fair season and I am looking forward to seeing you at the Ancaster Fair.
Ancaster Fair Ambassador Competition
If you are between the ages of 18-25 (not married, with no children) and are interested in becoming the next Ancaster Fair Ambassador, please prepare the information below for the application. The Ambassador program will be part of the AAS’ Appreciation Night.
The Ambassador represents the Ancaster Agricultural Society at the OAAS Convention in February in Toronto, parades throughout the summer, at the CNE in Toronto in August, and other events held at the Ancaster Fair (dinners, luncheons, etc). The Ambassador also is a crucial member of the Society at the annual Fair, attending many of the events and presenting ribbons. Each year with the AAS is different, and we want to have the Ambassador involved in as much as possible that goes on at the Fairgrounds.
How to apply for the Ancaster Agricultural Society’s Fair Ambassador:
Please prepare the following and send to the AAS office:
1. Your up to date resume
2. Answers to the following questions (maximum ½ a page answer for each question):
A. What does the Ancaster Fair mean to you?
B. What do you see as the Ambassador’s role in the Ancaster Agricultural Society?
3. Please provide answers to the following questions (the information will be used the night of competition).
• School that you are attending or future goals:
• Personal Interests:
• What is or has been your involvement with the Ancaster Fair
How to submit the above information:
You can email your resume and responses to the questions to Debbie Lum – firstname.lastname@example.org , or drop off the information in person.
For the office’s address, please visit: www.ancasterfair.ca
To be considered for the competition, the above information must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Friday October 1.
After the submission – next steps:
You will be contacted early in the week of October 11 with a schedule for the night of the competition held on Friday October 29, 2016.
The night of the competition you will meet with the judges, answer an impromptu question, and present your speech to the fair membership in attendance. (Your speech title will be provided when you are contacted.)
Your speech should be a minimum of 3-5 minutes in length, unless stated otherwise by the committee.
Thank-you for your interest in becoming the next Ancaster Fair Ambassador!