2018 Convention

At the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

See you February 15-17, 2018

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Kathryn Lambert,

Convention Administrator

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News of the Association of Ontario Agricultural Societies.

MEMO TO:      Members of the OAAS

FROM:             Judy McFaul, President, Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

RE:                   Proposed Constitution Changes – 2018 Annual General Meeting


The Board of Directors has continued the process this year of reviewing and updating as necessary the Constitution of the OAAS.  You will recall that changes and amendments were made at both the 2016 and 2017 Annual General Meetings.  The changes reflects further work done by the Governance Committee during the past year pertaining to our Constitution and By-Laws.     

These amendments and the resolution will be put forward for consideration by the membership at the Annual General Meeting taking place at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on Saturday morning, February 17, 2018.

The following link you will find two (2) documents:

  1. The DRAFT updated OAAS Constitution and By-Laws showing the changes, additions and deletions being proposed, for member consideration; and
  2. A chart with further explanation and clarification about the changes being proposed.

Should you have questions or concerns about the proposed amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws or would like a hard copy mailed to you, I encourage you to contact Vince Brennan, Office Manager at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notice is hereby given of the following Annual Meeting of

Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.

The Annual Meeting of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West Toronto, Ontario beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Concert Hall. This meeting is for, the purpose of receiving reports and statements required to be placed before the annual meeting, appointing the auditor of the Corporation, considering changes to Bylaws and for the transaction of such other matters as may properly be brought before the meeting.


Convention Program Advertising opportunities

Less than two monthsOAAS Logo 2017 F until the OAAS Convention, the OAAS is working hard to prepare for another great convention and there are some great promotional opportunities for you to consider and gain exposure for yourself, fair, company or business at the 2018 OAAS Convention.

Please consider the following:

Would your business/fair/organization consider advertising on the OAAS Convention text message notifications & website?? 

For more information click here

This award is presented annually to a Secretary, Treasurer, Secretary - Treasurer or dedicated Volunteer who has served for at least ten years and and has worked at the OAAS District level, showing extraordinary dedication and innovative leadership.
Presented at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Convention sponsored by Encore Promotional Products Inc.

Deadline December 31, 2017

Please send your nomination to:
OAAS Past Presidents’ Association,
c/o Joanne Gregson, 16 Red Pine Cres.,
Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 3B3 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


At the Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions  Annual Awards banquet last night, a total of eight recipients were honoured with Canadian Fair Awards. I’m pleased to announce that five of them were presented to Ontario individuals.

Congratulations to Shawville Fair for winning the Innovation Award,

Winners for Future Leaders Award are; Jessica Vanderschee, Norfolk County Fair and Abbey McFaul, of Russell Fair,

Canadian Fair Champion Award was presented to Cathy Redden, Past President of OAAS and Darren Little, Markham Fair

and the last Award of the evening goes to our very own Kathryn Lambert who was awarded the Roll of Honour Award.

For photos and details click here.