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Programs and Services

Member Benefits

GRAPHIC AND WEB DESIGN – JEFFREY TOLHURST
Members can get a new website for no more than $450. Three different models will be available to chose from ranging from basic to advanced, allowing for custom design and content implementation.

TICKETPRO
Ticketpro is a web-based ticketing software solution. Members to receive preferred pricing, support and services for all of their ticketing and admission needs.

AWARDS CANADA
10% free product on select items.  Available products for this discount: lapel pins, name tags, lanyards, buttons, ribbons and rosettes, t-shirts, die struck tokens, pens, keychains, balloons, temporary tattoos, plastic drinkware and water bottles.

LEECH PRINTING
Exclusive 10% off all large format banners, signage and display graphics.

STAPLES/BUREAU EN GROS
10% discount on print and copying as well as a variety of office supplies discounts via Access to the Staples Preferred Customer Program (Customer number required) 

CHOICE HOTELS
Save up to 15% with Choice Hotels (Client ID number required)
Choice offers 10 distinct hotel brands at different budget levels including: Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Clarion, Sleep Inn, EconoLodge, Rodeway Inn, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay brands, and Ascend Hotel Collection.

MARK’S/L’EQUIPEUR
10% Discount off all regular priced merchandise (Discount card required)

DISCOUNT CAR & TRUCK RENTALS
10% discount on passenger vehicles (Promo Code required) 

ENTERPRISE CAR RENTAL
5% discount (Customer ID required) 

NATIONAL CAR RENTAL
10% discount (Customer ID required)

THE CO-OPERATORS - SPECIALIZED ‘COMMUNITY GUARD®’ INSURANCE PROGRAM
Developed with specialized experience in the fairs and exhibition industry, our insurance partner.  THE CO-OPERATORS provides a special suite of “Community Guard®” products, designed especially with nonprofits in mind. They have integrated affordable coverage for liability, property damage, group benefits, and more. This product and its associated risk management support is the only one of its kind in Canada, and demonstrates an ongoing commitment to supporting communities.  

SERVICE MEMBER BENEFITS

EXCLUSION FROM LEVY FEE
Service Members CAFE levy fee which is charged by many fairs across Canada.

FREE SHOWCASE ON CAFE WEBSITE
Showcase your product or performance on the CAFE website with a YouTube video and link to your website.

NICA - CERTIFIED CONCESSIONAIRE EXECUTIVE PROGRAM
The CCE Program was developed to recognize the professionalism of concessionaires and is now open to Canadian concessionaires!

 

Member Benefits

FREE SPEAKERS FOR YOUR EVENTS!

The CAFE Speakers’ Bureau has been especially designed to meet the needs of the CAFE membership.  We are pleased to offer expert speakers for your events, covering a broad variety of topics of relevance to the Canadian Fair Industry.  Industry experts will share their knowledge and expertise on issues that are relevant to today’s agricultural societies and exhibitions.  THESE SPEAKERS COME TO YOUR EVENT FREE OF CHARGE...you need only provide their travel, accommodation/meals and hospitality

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS - Online Industry Resources & Templates

As a CAFE Member, you can visit the Members Only section of our website and access a portfolio of practical and valuable materials that are used by other fairs, exhibitions and stampedes across the country.  Entry forms, prize books, insurance waivers, posters...there are samples to provide ideas to help guide your activities.

DISCOUNTS FOR MEMBERS ON REGISTRATION/TRADE SHOW/SHOWCASING AT THE ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION

The entire CAFE Convention program is designed with the fair and event industry in mind, with professional speakers and industry experts who will challenge and inspire you. As a delegate, you will gain the tools you need for continued success in this dynamic industry. There are opportunities to promote your business or organization in the trade show, or to showcase your talents for an audience of industry professionals and entertainment buyers. If you work in the agricultural society or exhibition industry, the CAFE Convention is “a must” for networking with others in the business.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

Canadian Fair News - The Canadian Fair News magazine is a quarterly publication  distributed to members.  The magazine provides innovative programs, fair industry news and stories.  A hard copy is mailed to all members and a digital copy is available on the Member's Zone section of the website.

Website - The CAFE website www.canadian-fairs.ca provides members the opportunity to obtain and share information with the entire Canadian fair industry. It also keeps our members up to date on news alerts, job postings and our members’ upcoming events.

CAFE E-Update - CAFE knows you want to be the best in the industry, and the best way to stay on top is to stay informed. The CAFE E-Update is an informative e-news brief that delivers the most relevant content to your inbox every Thursday.

Directory - The CAFE National Industry Directory, available in the members only section,  is an online annual publication listing contact information for all CAFE members as well as hundreds of fair dates.  It’s a handy resource for anyone in the Industry.

Facebook & Twitter- Find us on Facebook at “Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions” and Twitter at "@CdnAssocofFairs".  Stay current on the latest news and happenings at CAFE in real time by “liking” our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Promotional Email Blast – CAFE can include, once a month and for a minimal cost, members’ messages or ads in an email to all other members and contacts.

 

NATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAMS:

The CAFE Awards Program recognizes the accomplishments, innovation and long-term contributions of industry organizations and individuals.

Canadian Fair Champions
This program honours the unsung heroes of the Canadian fair industry at a national level, and awards them with an expense paid trip to the Annual Convention.

Innovation Award
What is innovation?  I’s a new product, service, technology or method that provides a better or more effective end result.  It could be in engineering, beautification, competitiveness, environmental programming.  Tell us about what your fair has done and how it has enhanced your event.

Jack Libbert Memorial Service Member of the Year
This award recognizes a service member (concessionaire/vendor, midway, service provider) that is deemed to have made the most significant overall contribution to the industry over the past year(s).

Roll of Honour
This award recognizes distinguished service by an individual or organization to our industry.  Nominees must have made significant contributions through their leadership, vision, specific expertise, outstanding service or impact beyond their own community.

Future Leaders Awards
These awards recognize exceptional performance and leadership from the “up-and-comers”, staff or volunteers who are under the age of 40, in our fairs and societies.  Nominees should show promise as a future leader in your organization.  Each winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the CAFE Convention.

 

Work Exchange Program
Future Leaders, staff members or volunteers from a fair or service organization can participate in an exchange, in which they work for a period of one or two weeks at another fair. 

Ability to purchase CAFE Award plaques for your volunteers.

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Order of Merit
    Why not give special “national” recognition to those special folks!

HAVE A VOICE at the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
All members are invited to attend and participate in the CAFE Annual General Meeting....voice your opinion about the industry and have your say in the direction of the association.

New members will receive a “A proud member of CAFE” Window Decals
Our new members will receive a window decal with our “A proud member of” logo for you to display.

Toll Free: 800 663 – 1714
info@canadian-fairs.ca

 

Membership Categories

Fair Members: shall be limited to non-profit agricultural societies, fairs, exhibition or festival organizations recognized under or pursuant to any Canadian Federal or Provincial Statute, the operations of which are principally conducted in Canada. Each Fair member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of members and shall be entitled to one (1) vote at such meetings

Fair members shall provide the name of an official representative through whom member benefits are delivered.  Member benefits and discounts are intended exclusively for staff and Board of the member fair.

Service Members: May be firms, organizations or other enterprises that obtain revenues from business activities conducted in conjunction with Fair Members in Canada by either:

Conducting business directly with the public attending events or activities operated or sponsored by an agricultural society, fair or exhibition organization
Conducting business directly with an agricultural society, fair or exhibition organization or with other Service Members conducting business at an agricultural society, fair or exhibition, operated or sponsored event or activity

Each service member is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of members and shall be entitled to one (1) vote at such meetings.

The service member shall provide the name of an official representative through whom member benefits are delivered.  Member benefits and discounts are intended exclusively for the official representative and his/her designate.

Provincial Associations: shall be limited to duly constituted Provincial Associations  of fair, exhibition and agricultural society organizations.  Each Provincial Association is entitled to receive notice of, attend and vote at all meetings of members and shall be entitled to one (1) vote at such meetings

Supporters (non-voting): Organizations, Associations and other interested parties who actively support the fair industry but do not obtain revenues with Fairs, Exhibitions, Service or Provincial Associations.

Speakers Bureau

CAFE offers members a listing of industry speakers who are available to attend their meetings and events and present on a variety of topics that relate to their work. The only cost is travel and accommodation for the speaker. This offer is only available for members of CAFE.

National Plaques

Distinguished Service and Order of Merit Awards are available to any member organization throughout the year. These awards are sent directly to the organization for presentation at a suitable occasion in the local community. These awards are only available for CAFE members.