2020 Convention

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

See you Feb. 13-15, 2020

Please Contact

Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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Phone: 519-287-3553

Book your Hotel Rooms starting MAY 1ST 


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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

Learn to facilitate the strategic planning process for your agricultural society

Realize the potential of your agricultural society, strengthen the leadership skills of your volunteers, and build a network of support and collaboration.

Strategic planning is critical to the success of your society. A strategic plan will help you make sound decisions to guide your society’s activities. This process will build the buy-in and commitment to implement your strategic plan.

This program is a partnership between the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) aimed to build the organizational capacity of Ontario’s agricultural societies.

Download full details here.  Includes Program information and participation requirements.


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

The Annual Meeting of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019, at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites 9005 Leslie St Richmond Hill, Ontario L4B 1B2 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Grand York Ballroom. 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.

Alzheimer touch quilts this year at the Melbourne Agricultural Hall have created

a total of at least 125 quilts which will be all be distributed before the end of this year  

Our total counted Alzheimer quilts is now at 648 since we started!

With Mother Nature’s cooperation, our next set of sewing bees will be Jan  29, Jan 30, and Feb 1, 2019.  


"Melbourne group makes lap quilts that also warm the heart"

Please click on the link below from West Elgin Chronicle


For more information please contact: 

Rachel McRobert

Melbourne Agricultural Society


This award is presented annually to a Secretary, Treasurer, Secretary - Treasurer or dedicated Volunteer who has served for at least ten years and has worked at the OAAS District level, showing extraordinary dedication and innovative leadership.
Presented at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Convention sponsored by Encore Promotional Products Inc.

Deadline December 31, 2018

Please send your nomination to:
OAAS Past Presidents’ Association,
c/o Bev Fry, 270 Sideroad 30, R.R. #1
Ripley, Ontario N0G 2R0 Phone # 519-395-5732
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2018 Award Recipient Vickie Peart Caledonia Fair Manager

There is no special nomination form. Please submit in writing, explaining in details why you feel your Secretary and/or Treasurer is deserving of this honour.
If previously nominated, please re-apply with an updated profile.



The Importance of Fairs an Exhibitions May 23 2018 by The Hon. Rob Black Senator "Please click on the link  

It was a great day in Ottawa on May 23rd with CAFE and "Fair on the Hill",

Thanks Senator Rob Black.