The convention and annual meeting of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) was held on February 18-20 in Toronto at the Royal York. The winning poster that Cate Thompson prepared for the Bayfield Fair, which won at the District level, competed at the provincial level. This is the third year that Cate has had an entry compete at this level. She didn’t place this year but the Bayfield Ag Society is so proud of her efforts and entering against excellent posters from other districts.
Posters that competed at the Intermediate Level
The convention had a unique situation occur this year. One person who had quilts entered in three districts, won at the district level, and then won first, second, and crowd’s favourite in the quilt competition in Toronto. No one has ever achieved that feat!
First Prize Quilt
The Bayfield Ag Society will be holding its first meeting for 2016 on March 14 at 7 pm. One item that likely will be discussed is alternatives for a midway. It became clear at the convention that midways tend now to only go to summer events that have about 10 000 people attending. There are fewer midways in operation and they need more money to generate a profit.
Anyone interested in helping with ideas for the fair or assisting on committees is welcome to attend the meeting. The fair is a community event that provides information about modern agriculture.