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.

MEMO TO:      Members of the OAAS

FROM:             Judy McFaul, President, Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

RE:                   Proposed Constitution Changes – 2018 Annual General Meeting


The Board of Directors has continued the process this year of reviewing and updating as necessary the Constitution of the OAAS.  You will recall that changes and amendments were made at both the 2016 and 2017 Annual General Meetings.  The changes reflects further work done by the Governance Committee during the past year pertaining to our Constitution and By-Laws.     

These amendments and the resolution will be put forward for consideration by the membership at the Annual General Meeting taking place at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Saturday morning, February 17, 2018.

The following link you will find two (2) documents:

  1. The DRAFT updated OAAS Constitution and By-Laws showing the changes, additions and deletions being proposed, for member consideration; and
  2. A chart with further explanation and clarification about the changes being proposed.

Should you have questions or concerns about the proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws or would like a hard copy mailed to you, I encourage you to contact Vince Brennan, Office Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


At the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions  Annual Awards banquet last night, a total of eight recipients were honoured with Canadian Fair Awards. I’m pleased to announce that five of them were presented to Ontario individuals.

Congratulations to Shawville Fair for winning the Innovation Award,

Winners for Future Leaders Award are; Jessica Vanderschee, Norfolk County Fair and Abbey McFaul, of Russell Fair,

Canadian Fair Champion Award was presented to Cathy Redden, Past President of OAAS and Darren Little, Markham Fair

and the last Award of the evening goes to our very own Kathryn Lambert who was awarded the Roll of Honour Award.

For photos and details click here.


Below is a letter from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Rural communities are an essential part of our cultural and economic fabric and our government is committed to ensuring they remain vibrant places where our children can learn, grow, work and play.

That's why our government is launching the Rural Ontario Leaders Awards, to help celebrate the achievements of those who are dedicated to helping improve the quality of life and economic development of rural Ontario. The Rural Ontario Leaders Awards will recognize and celebrate rural residents, communities, regions, and businesses, who demonstrate leadership in building a stronger rural Ontario.

Attached are details of the Bernardin Home Canning Award sponsorships for 2017

If you are unable to open the file and/or would like to receive a hard copy via mail, provide Bernardin's with an address and they will send it out to you.
Complete and return to  them the enclosed Bernardin Confirmation Form, indicating the competitions you wish to participate in. 
Please indicate your shipping address and delivery will be arranged for the Bernardin prize package 2-3 weeks prior to the start date. Remember you must submit to Bernardin's your prize winner's declaration form after the event.

Download Bernadin Home Canning Awards Information

For recipes and helpful hints on Home Canning visit:  Bernardin's website.