2018 Convention

At the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

See you February 15-17, 2018

Convention Info here.

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Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

TOPICField crops         

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday September 12, 2017 10 a.m.to approx. 2 p.m. 
COST: $25 
LOCATION: Sunderland Fairgrounds 
REGISTRATION: (minimum number of participants 10 maximum 15)
LUNCH: sandwiches and drinks provided by Sunderland fair

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Spring Meetings

District 1 April 1st at Richmond Agricultural Society 6095 Perth Street at 10:00 a.m.
District 2
District 3 April 22th at Stirling St James Catholic Church 236 Edward Street at 9:30 a.m.
District 4 April 20 at Lindsay Fairgrounds Host Lakefield Ag Society, Registration at 6:30 p.m.
District 5 April 29 at Albion-Bolton Fairgrounds 150 Queen Street South Bolton at 9:30 a.m. see attachment
District 6 April 20 at West Niagara fairgrounds.
District 7
District 8 Holding two Spring Meetings April 5 at OMAFRA office in Clinton, 7 - 9 p.m. and
              April 19th at
the Milverton Complex in Milverton, at 7 - 9 p.m.
District 9 April 27 at Leamington Fairgrounds at 7:00 p.m.
District 10 May 6 at Dundalk Community Centre at 10:00 a.m. see attachment
District 11 April 22 in Magnetawan
District 12 April 8 at The Legion in Massey,  at 12:00 p.m.
District 13 April 27th at Forest fair grounds at 7:30 p.m.
District 14 April 8 Spring Meeting Timmins
District 15 April 29th hosted by the CLE

Judging Schools

District 1 June 10  at Richmond Fairgrounds  6095 Perth Street at 10:00 a.m. Judging Produce see attachment Cancelled for lack of numbers will try again later in the year
District 2
District 3 April 29 at Deseronto, Queen Anne Parish Centre at 9:00a.m. see news item
District 4 March 25th "Vegetable" Judging School now Full see attachment
District 4 May 13th Ferndale Bible Church Peterborough Cancelled
District 5 April 22th at Coldwater Ag Society at 9:30 a.m. see attachment
District 6 May 13th at West Niagara. "Categories Knitting, crocheting, jewellery, beadwork & scrapbooking"
District 7 March 11 at Paris Agricultural Hall
District 8 April 29 in the Seaforth Agri-plex dealing with culinary arts
District 9
District 10 April 22 at Neustadt Community Centre " Hand craft & Quilts" at 9:00 a.m. see attachment
                 May 9 at Tara United Church Hall " Photography" at 6:30 p.m. see attachment
                 May 16 at Cooke's Presbyterian Church, Markdale "Antique's" at 6:30 p.m. see attachment
District 11 May 27, 2017 at Robinson's Independent Store, Huntsville ON at 8:30 a.m. see attachment
District 12
District 13 April 29 Plympton Wyoming "Creative Crafts" It's Not About Quilting"  see attachment
                 May 6 Ilderton "Culinary Arts"   see attachment
                 June 3 Brigden "All About Quilting"  see attachment
District 14 April 8 at Timmins Judging School " Vegetable, Flower, Knitting, Crohet and Embroidert etc.
District 15 A Judging School was held in the Fall of 2016

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Attached are details of the Bernardin Home Canning Award sponsorships for 2017

If you are unable to open the file and/or would like to receive a hard copy via mail, provide Bernardin's with an address and they will send it out to you.
Complete and return to  them the enclosed Bernardin Confirmation Form, indicating the competitions you wish to participate in. 
Please indicate your shipping address and delivery will be arranged for the Bernardin prize package 2-3 weeks prior to the start date. Remember you must submit to Bernardin's your prize winner's declaration form after the event.

Download Bernadin Home Canning Awards Information

For recipes and helpful hints on Home Canning visit:  Bernardin's website.

First Impressions Program 2017


This unique program offers the opportunity to look at your fair through the eyes of others.

It is a tremendous chance to identify areas for improvement that will enhance your guests' experience at your fair.

  •      We all know that first impressions are the ones that last and become memories.
    Help your fair create positive lasting first impressions by participating in this
    unique program.

  •      Agricultural Societies are paired with another fair. A team from each Agricultural
    Society visits the other's fair and evaluates specific characteristics based on the
    visitors' "first impressions"

  •      The feedback from these visits validates the areas the society is doing a terrific job
    and identifies areas for improvement.


Application deadline is May 15th, 2017

Please send payment to:
OAAS Office Manager % Vince Brennan
1911 Foxboro-Stirling Rd;
Stirling, Ontario
K0K 3E0
If paying by cheque please make it out to: OAAS



All you wanted to know about the convention at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto - from Thursday February 16 to Saturday February 18, 2017. The special newsletter includes schedules, Information about the Friday morning Keynote speaker, Family Entertainment Showcase and much more.

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