2019 Convention

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

See you Feb. 14-16, 2019

Please Contact

Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

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.

Due to numerous queries and requests for information, OAAS is pleased to offer a “Board Governance 101” Workshop on Thursday, February 14 at the 2019 Convention.

This workshop is intended for Agricultural Society Board Members, Committee Members or Volunteers looking to increase their knowledge of Board Governance, the roles and responsibilities of Directors as well as creating or updating their Society’s Constitution and Policy Manual.

 REGISTER EARLY -  Don’t miss this opportunity – limited space!

Registration is limited to 2 or 3 members per Society.

Facilitated by: Helen Scutt, Agriculture Organization Specialist, OMAFRA; Cathy Redden, OAAS Past President & ROI Vice Chairman; Shawn LaPalm, the Co-Operators

Date: Thursday February 14, 2019                       Time: 9:00 am to 1:30 pm

Location: Sheraton Parkway North Hotel, 600 Hwy 7, Richmond Hill

Cost: $35.00 / person (Includes take home materials, templates etc.) 

Please click here: for a brief overview of the topics being covered that day.

IMPORTANT: PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE via AssistExpo.  You can register at the same time you book your Convention Registration.

Registration Link : https://www.assistexpo.ca/oaas-delegates

NOTE: Participants do not have to be registered for Convention to attend workshop.

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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.



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