Webinar Sept 22 - Information from OMAFRA on Reopening with Vaccination Certificates

 Proof of Vaccination: Fairs, Rural Exhibitions, Festivals PPT slide deck 


Webinar July 21 - Information from OMAFRA on Step 3 Reopening as it pertains to the Fairs, Exhibitions, and Events

Our Guests





  OMAFRA slide deck
COVID-19Risk Assessment Checklist  Click here download 


Webinar July 7 - Information from OMAFRA on Step 2 Reopening as it pertains to the Fairs and Exhibitions

Our Guests


Reopening Ontario

O. Reg. 263/20 -Rules for Areas in Step 2 

COVID-19 Public health measures and advice


District 1 COVID-19 Risk Assessment Checklist  Click here

  Ontario Logo. Public Health Unit Locator. Ministry of Health.


What's up Wednesdays - OAAS Webinars

"What's up Wednesdays." Are starting at 7 pm for approximately an hour.

I want to thank all the presenters for agreeing to share their experiences and expertise with everyone. These webinar topics may change slightly as we move forward. 

 Special thank you to Christina Franc, Executive Director of CAFE. Christina did an excellent job last year keeping track of the chat and questions and has agreed to help facilitate these sessions with me again this year. I appreciate Christina's assistance and expertise.

Please mark your calendars for the following Webinars/discussions.

June 2 

Discussions on the importance of Websites, Facebook, and social media platforms and keeping them up-to-date.  What works and what doesn't For Recording Click here

Doug Van Wolde  - Owner of Website development company and past President of Markham Fair will be speaking on websites.
Here are the links to Doug's presentation and handout.



Douglas van Wolde
President Website Developers Inc. - Design, Maintenance & Marketing.

Jane Matthews - Lead, Marketing & Communications - Digital Initiatives at Canadian National Exhibition will be speaking on social media platforms.


May 26 

Roundtable Discussions  For Recording Click here
What Ag Societies have done over the past 12 months to engage their communities, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors with modified fair events and other activities.

May 19

District One COVID 19 Risk Assessment Checklist    For Recording Click here


May 12 

Roundtable Discussions - on the following questions   For Recording Click here 
(you can skip the very start and move the bar at the bottom over to about 3 and half minutes to start)

May 11 

CAFE "Seize the Opportunity" -   For Recording Click here 
CAFE May 20 Seize the Opportunity: Canadian Spending report Click here

May 5 

Planning for holding in-person events while adhering to all COVID-19 safety protocols.
For Recording
Click here 
LEX's Draft COVID Cattle Show Protocols  Click here

Harry Stoddart, General Manager, Lindsay Ex

Cheryl Muir, General Manager, Paris Agricultural Society


District 11 Virtual Fair Ideas Parade Click here

District 11 Virtual Horse Show Click here

District 1 COVID-19 Risk Assessment Checklist  Click here

District 13 Western Fair District  Modified Virtual events - Bridget Mahon is Events Manager and the competition coordinator for competitions at Western Fair Association and she is happy to share information with you. Last year they held a modified virtual creative arts competition (photography, horticulture, crafts, art, culinary competitions) and are planning to do so again this year. Bridget's email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and phone number is 519-630-8030.

District 14 New Liskeard Fall Fair held a Virtual Ambassador program for the most which went over well. Please contact Sharron Graydon for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


OAAS has received a couple of requests from Agricultural Societies looking for some information on holding virtual and/or modified Judging Competitions. i.e. what did you do; what went well, what you would change, etc.

We are looking for your assistance at this time

  1. Agricultural Societies  that would like to share their experiences from 2020 in our Webinar
  2. Agricultural Societies that would be willing to share their experiences individually with other Agricultural Societies that are looking for some information and suggestions on holding a virtual or modified Judging Competition or Showcase this year.

If you are interested, please provide me with the following information

  1. Agricultural Society name:
  2. Participation in the Webinar and/ or in speaking directly with other Agricultural Societies
  3. Contact name(s) and contact information (email and /or phone number):
  4. Description of Judging competition you held: Virtual, showcase, modified:

Thank you for providing us with some information to share click here