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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Phone: 519-287-3553


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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

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.



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FAQ's Rabies Immunization
Rabies Amendment Signet March 2018
Traceability Program updated Newsletter March 2018


First Impressions Program 2018

  Note New Deadline it is now April 7th 


This unique program offers the opportunity to look at your fair through the eyes of others.

It is a tremendous chance to identify areas for improvement that will enhance your guests' experience at your fair.

  •      We all know that first impressions are the ones that last and become memories.
    Help your fair create positive lasting first impressions by participating in this
    unique program.

  •      Agricultural Societies are paired with another fair. A team from each Agricultural
    Society visits the other's fair and evaluates specific characteristics based on the
    visitors' "first impressions"

  •      The feedback from these visits validates the areas the society is doing a terrific job
    and identifies areas for improvement.


Application deadline is change to April 7th, 2018

Please send payment to:
OAAS Office Manager % Vince Brennan
1911 Foxboro-Stirling Rd; R.R.# 4
Stirling, Ontario
K0K 3E0
If paying by cheque please make it out to: OAAS



Notice: to all Societies see below about some upcoming free training opportunities for your fairs

FREE Training Opportunities from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs
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Lunch & Learn Webinar: Roles & Responsibilities of Board Directors
Tuesday, February 27 from 12 to 1 pm
This webinar will provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities as a director on your society board.

Lunch & Learn Webinar: Updating Your Constitution
Tuesday, March 6 from 12 to 1 pm
Does your constitution or by-laws need updating? Learn some tips for reviewing and changing your governance documents.

Training: Strategic Planning Train-the-Trainer webinars (download flyer here for details)
Weekday evenings 7 to 9 pm
Starting in late March
Dates to be confirmed

Helen Scutt
Agriculture Organization Specialist
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West, 3rd Floor SW, Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
1-888-466-2372 x 519-826-3115 or 519-826-3115
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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 17, 2018, 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.