Fairs of District 5
Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

Brief Highlights From 2022 Spring D5 Meeting

Zoom meeting for District 5 Spring 2022

Good Representation

District 5 held the spring meeting via Zoom.  There was representation from 19 of the fairs in our district.  Time was well spent sharing news about the upcoming fair season and plans to open for in-person events.

Many resources were shared, which you can find in the links below.


Judging School

  • May 14th judging school in Beeton. Considering having another one in the fall.
  • Judging school priority is focusing on Homecraft. New judges are needed due to many existing judges passing or leaving.
  • Current judges are on the OAAS website.
  • Maple syrup and honey don’t need certified judges this year, because there aren’t any.


OAAS Website News

  • All districts have a place to connect online through a forum.
  • Also available on the OAAS website is a code of conduct.
  • Judging handbook has been updated. $7 to purchase on the website.
  • What’s Up Wednesday has returned to OAAS.
  • Hotel guest room accommodation block opens on Tuesday May 3rd, 9am, by calling the hotel directly at: 905-881-2121.
  • Vulnerable police check for board members is due every 3 years.


District 5 Website Update:

  • Google ranking for district5fairs.ca is now index by Google.
  • News posts on the site help the Fair who provides a news article and photo.


Google News

  • Go to Google maps and make sure your pin to mark the location of your fair is properly detailed.
  • Make sure the pin is owned by someone in your organization, either manager, secretary, webmaster or any trusted individual.
  • Google is getting rid of Google my Business and it will be replaced with Google maps.


Ambassador News

  • Ambassador program will be held at GNE on June 25.


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