AMBASSADOR OF THE FAIR CONTEST
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH AT 7:30 PM
In the ENTERTAINMENT BUILDING
2018 – 2019 WALLACETOWN FAIR AMBASSADOR
The Wallacetown Agricultural Society is proud to announce our current Ambassador Janine Noorloos .
The Ambassador program has been a part of the fair for over 50 years and the tradition continues. Contestants must each give a 2 to 3 minute speech along with answering an impromptu question. They also are questioned by a panel of judges prior to making the decision of who will win the title. All other contestants will receive gifts and monetary donations as well.
The Wallacetown Agricultural Society offers a $1000 scholarship to the lucky winner along with many donated gifts and he/she will go on to represent the fair at District, Convention and the CNE Ambassador contest. Contestants must be able to attend district meeting in November, Convention in February and the CNE contest in August to be eligible to receive the scholarship as they are representing the Wallacetown Fair.
Contestants must be between the ages of 18 and 23 years old as of August 10. 2019. Open to male and females.
Past ambassadors have made new friends and experiences through their year and many say they will never forget them.
For more information, please contact Anna Tokarz at 519-762-2617.
I would like to start by thanking the Wallacetown Fair Board, and Agricultural Society for all their support, and the opportunities they have provided me with this past year. I would also like to respectively thank the Dutton Lions Club for sponsoring me, and all the local businesses for their generous donations granted to myself and the other contestants. Beyond that, the community plays a huge role in making me so proud to be representing one of the largest and most successful rural fairs here in southern Ontario. This is no small feat for a tiny town, and the community supporting our hardworking Fair Board is a vital aspect to such an achievement.
The Ambassador program has provided with a platform where I have been able to work on my public speaking skills, specifically within agriculture, but has also left me with a greater appreciation for the importance of agricultural societies. Wallacetown’s Society reflects the values within our farming community. District meetings, Convention, and the CNE gave me a venue to listen and critically think about the future of agriculture; whether that be the growing industry of Agri-tourism, or the increasing importance of sustainability.
I encourage the future ambassador to fully participate in their upcoming year. The Wallacetown Agricultural Society is open and willing to listen to new ideas, so please don’t be passive in your position. The Ambassador program is a position where you will get to learn, be engaged, and make a difference all while having fun.
With my term as the 2018/2019 ambassador ending, I wish everyone luck in the competition this September, and wish the Wallacetown community and surrounding areas another successful and joyful year at the fair.