Fairs of District 5
Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

2019 District 5 Ambassador Program

(left) Olivia Walker, the 2019-2020 District 5Ambassador Runner-up, Corine Bateman, the 2019-2020 District 5 Ambassador.

Markham Ontario, June 16th, 2019

On June 16th, 2019 the OAAS District 5 Ambassador Program took place at the Markham
Fairgrounds. Ontario fair ambassadors representing agricultural societies from across
District 5 competed to be awarded with the title of 2019-2020 District 5 Ambassador.
Congratulations to Corine Bateman for being named the 2019-2020 District 5 Ambassador,
as well as Olivia Walker for being awarded with the title of 2019-2020 District 5
Ambassador Runner-up.

This program would not have come to light without the dedicated support and guidance
from the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies, District 5 and the fairs who
sponsored our event. We would like to thank every fair that participated within the
program; we look forward to growing each year.

The participants enjoyed a full day of activities during the June 16th program with a
morning seminar led by Sarah van Wolde. Throughout the day, the ambassadors learned
about networking, professionalism, leadership and preparation for the Canadian National
Exhibition. The afternoon began with the participants spending ten minutes each with our
three esteemed judges for the interview portion of the program. The ambassadors then
presented their prepared speeches on a variety of topics including agriculture, pride of
place, and their home fair. The day concluded with each participant answering an
impromptu question at random.

Matt Garwood (Elmvale Fair) and Meghan Somerville (Sutton Fair), OAAS District 5
Ambassador Committee Co-Chairs would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help
make this program possible.

If any District 5 fair would like the 2019-2020 District 5 Ambassador to attend your fair,
please contact Matt Garwood at 705-717-1707 or mattgarwood17@hotmail.com.

Matt Garwood and Meghan Somerville
2019 OAAS District 5 Ambassador Committee Co-Chairs

See the photos from contest day June 16, 2019


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