President's Message

2024 President Message

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and members of our vibrant community,
As we gather here today to mark the beginning of the 2024 fair season, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of pride and excitement for what lies ahead. Reflecting on the successes of the past year, I am delighted to report that our fair experienced a remarkable increase in attendance. Through the dedication of our organizers and the enthusiastic participation of our community, we introduced new events and exhibits that captivated the hearts and minds of all who attended. From the Summer Spotlight Dairy Show to the array of captivating showcases, our fair truly shone brightly.

Building upon the triumphs of last year, I am thrilled to announce the exciting lineup of events and exhibits awaiting us this season. This year, we are honored to welcome the iconic RCMP Musical Ride, a spectacle of precision and skill that promises to leave us in awe. Additionally, the return of the Parade and the Horse and Poultry Shows will bring back cherished traditions and moments of delight for our community.

Yet, amidst the anticipation and excitement, we must also confront the challenges that lie ahead. One such challenge is the imperative need for the revitalization of our grandstand. The estimated cost for this vital project is $60,000. It is crucial for the safety and comfort of our attendees, and it ensures that our fairgrounds continue to serve as a beacon of community spirit and togetherness.

To address this challenge, we are reaching out to our community for support. We invite local businesses and individuals to partner with us by purchasing advertising spaces on the grandstand. Your contribution not only promotes your brand but also demonstrates your commitment to the vitality and sustainability of our fairgrounds.

Together, we have the opportunity to make a lasting impact and secure the future of our beloved fairgrounds for generations to come. As we embark on this journey together, let us remember the spirit of camaraderie and unity that defines our community. Let us work hand in hand to ensure that the 2024 fair season is a resounding success, filled with joy, laughter, and cherished memories.

Thank you for your unwavering support, and here’s to a season filled with excitement, camaraderie, and the spirit of our remarkable community. Let the festivities begin!

Thank you.

Ann Vanderlind