2021 Convention

At the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites and Conference Centre

See you Feb. 18-20, 2021

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Kids who come to the West Niagara Fair should love Michael Philpott. He’s the chairperson of the Kidz Zone at the fair. He is the one who makes sure there is toy tractors and corn to play in, mystery farm objects and saddles to try out. His area is pretty popular.OAAS PhilpottFrom left: Vince Brennan, Michael Philpott, Judy McFaul. He is also in charge of parking (that might not make him so popular) and he runs the successful Junk in the Trunk garage sale every spring. It is also been said that he keeps the floors of the Community Building nice and shiny.

Philpott was recognized by his peers and awarded a Meritorious Service Award at the recent Ontario Association of Agriculture Societies convention in Toronto.

“My history with the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies started with the Lincoln Agricultural Society and then the joining of the Lincoln and the Smithville Agricultural Society.”

In 2006, he took on the challenge of becoming a District 6 associate agricultural director and then an agricultural director, which he was until 2017 when the OAAS started downsizing the provincial board.

“Presently I am a District 6 director along with Shirley Peer and Rachel Anderson. Together with the district executives – provincial director Heather Dillon, secretary Sylvia Parr and treasurer Kathy Smith – as a team we try to inspire and support our 12 fair/societies in our district. Our mission is to act as a resource for the societies, providing leadership through communication, resources, education and encouraging the promotion of a rural way in Ontario.”

He humbly states, “My Meritorious Services Award was for working with societies in the district that were experiencing MPAC issues from municipalities challenging the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act. I worked with the societies, political members, the OAAS and with support from OMAFRA. All were supportive in the protection of the act as it is. I have enjoyed working with all the societies in our district and provincially.”

Congratulations Michael Philpott.

Article by Ann Marie Chechalk at NiagaraThisWeek.com