Melissa Warner, 2018 Ancaster Fair Ambassador
What does the Ancaster Fair mean to you?
The Ancaster Fair means to me a place where I can come, every single year and learn something absolutely new, something I have never even heard about before. It’s a place where people from all over our community come and show their talents and hard work they do or have done. The Ancaster Fair means to me a place where as a community we come together and we show what Agriculture is all about in all different ways. Educating people of all ages and giving people a chance to have on hands on learning experience. Ancaster Fair means to me a place of appreciation, whether it be to thank the farmer for the food on my plate or to cheer on and congratulate those who took time to create beautiful works of art.
What do you see as the ambassador’s role in the Ancaster Agricultural Society?
What I see as the ambassador’s role is, travelling and educating people about our agriculture. Such as what it means, why it is important, as well as things such as what do we need to do as a community to keep our agriculture strong and going. I also see as the ambassador’s role is to represent our Ancaster Fair, whether it be on the fair grounds in September for our fair, or any other events we hold, involving the Ancaster Agriculture Society, as well as going to other events and representing. I think it is important that people know about agriculture is and why it is so important.
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: Ambassador Committee – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com , 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, September 28.
After the submission – next steps:
You will be contacted early in the week of October 15 with a schedule for the night of the competition held on Friday, October 26, 2018.
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!