Caitlin Elliott- 2020/21 Ancaster Fair Ambassador
Hello, and welcome to the 171st Ancaster Fair. My name is Caitlin Elliott, and I am delighted and honoured to be the Ambassador of this year’s fair. As an ambassador, I have been given so many opportunities to travel regionally, in order to interact and learn from other youth ambassadors, and here locally through the Ancaster volunteers and members that have put so much time and effort through the years into this event in order to make it run smoothly. This is a place where we give back to our community and make Ancaster an amazing place to live.
The Ancaster Agricultural Society, on top of my 4-H, and my Canadian pony club experience have given me a deep appreciation for our farmers, rural community, and the animals that provide nourishment and well as companionship for us. I wholeheartedly recommend that other young people take a look into these organizations that are able to help open many doors of opportunity in your life.
I want to say a special thank you to all of the medical and essential workers that worked through this tough year of COVID-19. Thank you for your courage, patience and dedication to your job, and for putting your health on the line for others.
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
- Your up to date resume
- 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?
- 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 click here.
To be considered for the competition, the above information must be submitted by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 2.
After the submission – next steps:
You will be contacted early in the week of October 20 with a schedule for the night of the competition held the first Friday of November.
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!