2020 Convention

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

See you Feb. 13-15, 2020

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Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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Phone: 519-287-3553

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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

Notice is hereby given of the following Annual Meeting of
Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.

The Annual Meeting of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West Toronto, Ontario beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Concert Hall. This meeting is for, the purpose of receiving reports and statements required to be placed before the annual meeting, appointing the auditor of the Corporation, considering changes to Bylaws and for the transaction of such other matters as may properly be brought before the meeting.


The Markham Fair is currently accepting applications for the position of General Manager.  

Markham and East York Agricultural Society is in search of a General Manager to lead day to day operations of the Markham Fairgrounds and manage the ongoing success of the Markham Fair.  Markham Fair, one of Canada oldest country fairs, occurs annually on the weekend before Thanksgiving and hosts upwards of 60,000 attendees. Directed and supported by a 24 member Board of Directors, seven full and part-time employees and over 750 volunteers the General Manager has year-round responsibility for the management of all events and activities at Markham Fairgrounds.

More about position here - General Manager - Markham Fair

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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.

Here are some suggested guidelines as to the Roles and Responsibilities of the District Directors, recognizing that their Roles and Responsibilities will vary from district to district.

The OAAS is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act 1988. The role of the Board of Directors is to provide overall leadership for the association and to ensure that its mission and vision are fulfilled. 

The Board of Directors meet a minimum of 3 times / year in person and attend regular Conference Call Board and Committee Meetings.  Directors are expected to prepare for, attend and participate in these very important meetings.  Agendas and information packages will be sent via email prior to each meeting.  Each Director will also be expected to participate and take an active role in a number of operational and convention committees.