2019 National Awards celebrates best in the fair industry

NATIONAL AWARDS CELEBRATES BEST IN THE FAIR INDUSTRY

HALIFAX, NS | November 14, 2019 – The Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (CAFE) is pleased to announce this year’s award winners. Each year, CAFE accepts nominations for several awards to recognize leaders in the fair industry. A panel of judges evaluates the submissions and selects the winners. The 2019 Award winners are:

AWWW SNAP! PHOTO CONTEST
This second annual contest collects photo entries from across Canada that showcase the best of the fair industry. Winning entries are printed in CAFE’s annual calendar, available for sale by contacting info@canadian-fairs.ca

Mike Lane, “Loving the ride”
Chad Izrad, “Horse Pulls”
Kyna Beekers, “Boy’s best friend…”
Bonnie Fraser, “4-H friends”
Chad Izrad, “Demolition Derby”
Colombe Lane, “Roller coaster fun”
James Radke, “Stranger things have happened”
Philippe Duval-Baillargeon, “Showtime”
Jackie Tomayer, “In the pen”
Jo Thomson, “This is a snap!”
Billy Pickles, “Venture at night”
GRAND PRIZE: Mike Lane, “Stampede Action”

YOUTH INSPIRED! CHILDREN’S BOOK COMPETITION
Thank you to the Government of Canada for supporting this initiative.

Youth 7 to 12 years old
1st place: Anna A
2nd place: Miss Sarah’s Grade 5 Class
3rd place: Summer K-G

Youth 13 to 30 years old
1st place: Grace A
2nd place: Ocean K-G
3rd place: Sasha B

CAFE INNOVATION AWARD
Recognizing innovation at an event that has enhanced it through beautification, engineering, programming, etc.

Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba
National Cutting Horse Association

YOUTH INSPIRED! FUTURE LEADER AWARD RECIPIENTS
Intended to recognize exceptional performance and leadership from the “up-and-comers” in our fairs and events. Special thanks to the Government of Canada for their support and contribution to foster the next generation as well as Authentigate and the CNE.

Nathan Anderson, Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies
Hayley Campbell, Pontiac Agricultural Society
Kaitlyn Courchesne, CAFE
Gillian Davidson, Hants County Exhibition
Erin Dittburner, Pontiac Agricultural Society
Lynda Franc, North American Midway Entertainment
Chelsea Galloway, Regina Exhibition Association Ltd.
Shannon Gillan, Carp Agricultural Society
Naomi Lawson-Baird, Calgary Stampede
Daniel Litwack, Canadian National Exhibition
Ashley Nelson, Westerner Park
Cassandra Nicol, Northlands
Samantha Salois, Société d’agriculture de Missiquoi
Megan Tackaberry, Calgary Stampede
Lauren Tozer, New Brunswick Provincial Exhibition
Karen Van Stavaren, Collingwood Agricultural Society
Ashley Warner, Calgary Stampede

CANADIAN FAIR CHAMPIONS
Recognizing volunteers or staff members who has continually exceeded expectations within their fair or event through their actions and involvement in the fair community.

Cassandra Nicol, Northlands
Mike Trimble, Comox Valley Exhibition
Jennifer Bowen, Expo Ayer’s Cliff

CAFE ROLL OF HONOUR
Established in 1979, this award is to recognize distinguished service by an individual or organization to the industry.

Tami Gardner, Olds Regional Exhibition
Jim White, Westerner Days
Ernie Banks, Expo Brome Fair

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For more information: Christina Franc, Executive Director, christina@canadian-fairs.ca