Amy Natyshak from Comber Agricultural Society Crowned 2016 CNE Ambassador of the Fairs
(Toronto, ON) August 22, 2016 – The Canadian National Exhibition is proud to announce Amy Natyshak from Comber Fair (Comber Agricultural Society) as the winner of the 45th annual Ambassador of the Fairs Competition. More than 70 contestants, aged 18 to 25, represented agricultural fairs across Ontario as they competed over three days at the CNE, with the top seven finalists participating in the final round of the competition on Sunday, August 21 inside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The first runner-up was Kayla Veldman from Stratford and the second runner-up was Myra Kiezebrink from Sunderland.
The Ambassador of the Fairs competition has been a longstanding tradition at the CNE, aimed to educate and promote Canadian agriculture while bridging the gap between rural and urban communities. Finalists were interviewed and judged on their poise, self-confidence, public speaking and knowledge of Canadian agriculture. As the newly crowned 2016 CNE Ambassador of the Fairs, Natyshak will participate in a series of official duties during the remaining 15 days of Canada’s largest fair while also representing her local agricultural community. Natyshak will also take home a cash award of $3,500, an all-inclusive vacation courtesy of Transat Holidays, and a number of other prizes.
2016 Winning Contestants
Ambassador of the Fairs: Amy Natyshak, Comber Agricultural Society
1st Runner Up: Kayla Veldman, Stratford and District Agricultural Society
2nd Runner up: Myra Kiezebrink, Sunderland Agricultural Society
Congeniality Award: Mikayla Clark, Arthur Agricultural Society
Emily Manzerolle, Orangeville Agricultural Society
Katelyn MacKay, Embro and Zorra Agricultural Society
Meagan Lowden, West Niagara Agricultural Society
Sophie Wotten, Lindsay Agricultural Society
About the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE): The Canadian National Exhibition is Canada’s largest fair and one of the top 5 exhibitions in North America. The CNE generates an economic impact of approximately $69.3 million for the Greater Toronto Area and $102.3 million for the province of Ontario each year. It is celebrated as the “greenest” fair in North America. In 2015, the CNE attracted 1.601 million visitors over its 18-day run.