Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Meet & Greet: 4:00 PM
Meal: 6:00 PM
Cost: $15 per person
Where: Community of Christ Church, Mill Street, Grand Valley
Share stories of high school days, careers, families, and photographs.
Extra: Doug Anakin (all the way from B.C.) is expected to attend and bring his 1964 Olympic gold bobsledding medal!
Please reply to Leona Taylor (nee Bruce) by September 7th. If you wish to have a meal, please specify the number of meals you wish and make a cheque out to:
East Garafraxa, ON
# of meals _______ x $15.00 =
Name of persons attending meal:
Past President – Bill Durkin
President – Lynda Moore
1st Vice-President – Pat Kalapaca
2nd Vice-President – Jane Gravelle
Secretary – Jennifer Tovell-Jamieson
Treasurer – Cathy Rooyakkers
Homecraft President – Ellen Bryan
David Tilson, M.P.; Sylvia Jones, M.P.P.
To the end of 2013 – Bev Graham, Michelle Martin, Michele Chessell, Ellen Bryan
To the end of 2014 – Pat Kalapaca, Marlies Kaehli, Cathy Rooyakkers, Cindy Greenwood
To the end of 2015 – Jane Gravelle, Marilyn Stuckey, Lynda Moore
Heavy Horse Show – Joanne Everson, Alice Mournahan, Allen Taylor, Allan & Kim Mournahan, Melody Darling, Verena Tupling
Grain and Seed and Hay – Melody Darling , Arthur Taylor
Roots and Vegetables – Melody Darling, John Black.
Concessions and Displays – 519-216-6859
Sponsorship – Lynda Moore, Donna Blackwell, Bev Graham, Marilyn Stuckey, Marlies Kaehli, Cheryl Whitworth
Entertainment & Midway Committee – Donna Blackwell, Bill Durkin, Lynda Moore.
Parade Committee – Amy Steen, Jane Gravelle, Rick Darling.
Property & Grounds Committee – All Director’s Responsible
Church Service – Sunday Sept. 22, 9:30 a.m. – In arena at Community Centre.
Ag Awareness – All Directors responsible–Wednesday, September 18.
Horseshoe Pitching – Barrie Fuller
Truck and Tractor Pull – Russell Simpson, Susan Simpson.
Window Theme Display – Anne McPherson, Olive Montgomery
The President, Homecraft President, Secretary and Treasurer are automatically on all committees.
A meeting of the directors and members will be held in the Community Centre boardroom in Grand Valley on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at 7:30 PM, to confirm prizes awarded and transact certain business that may be necessary.
(Paid Membership of $5.00 received as of May, 2013)
When: Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 12:00 Noon
Circuit Vintage Tractors–6,500 lbs.Hot Stock 4 x 4 Trucks–5,500 lbs.
Modified Farm Tractors – 10,500 lbs.
Non Circuit 4 X 4 Diesel Trucks – 8.500 lbs. (limit 15)
Pro Street Diesel – 4 x 4 –8,200 lbs.
Non Circuit 4 X 4 Gas Trucks – 6,500 lbs. (limit 15)
Non Circuit Vintage Tractor – 5,500 lbs.
(1958 or earlier – 20” Draw Bar)
Note — There are new rule changes for all non-circuit 4 X 4 trucks, please see track officials.
OTTPA RULES APPLY // Scales Situated on Fair Grounds
For More Information Contact: Russell Simpson 519-928-3378
Grand Valley Agricultural Society wishes to thank the following sponsors for their continued support of the G.V. Fall Fair Truck & Tractor Pull. To Russell and Susan Simpson our thanks for all the time and effort you have put into this event at many of our Fall Fairs. The Truck and Tractor Pull will be held Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the G.V. Fairgrounds at 12:00 noon.
A lot of families are not aware that the milk they drink everyday and at breakfast actually comes from a real cow on a farm in Canada.
The Dairy Farmers of Canada From Farm to Table Experience strives to educate families about life on a farm, the dairy process and how their milk gets From Farm to Table. Families are able to interact with Mooonica, a lifesize mechanical cow, making the learning process fun.
The Dairy Farmers of Canada From Farm to Table Experience is:
Mooonica, Dairy Farmers of Canada’s life-size mechanical cow, is a hit with kids and unlike any other program.
The From Farm to Table Crew engages with children by allowing them to ‘milk’ the cow and receive a sticker as well as hand out colouring sheets as a fun activity.
The Crew consists of three specially trained individuals. Families can also enjoy a short video on milk production and life on a farm.
I can’t believe I am writing another “President’s Message” – this is number five – time has just flown by! The Grand Valley Agricultural Society is now 141 years old & the “Wheels” of time are moving fast. Technology is becoming the way of communicating & we are right there with our website, an updated address file for all our sponsors/contacts plus Facebook & Twitter. Do check out our website at www.grandvalleyfallfair.ca for information about all our events.
The brand new event this year is our Demolition Derby Cross which will be on the Friday night. This event has ramps, jumps & turns which will definitely give more thrills for your money. The Farmer Olympics organized by the Dufferin Junior Farmers will be back again this year at a new location on the Derby track – it is fun for ages 17 & up. Last year we had a first for us as the “Upper Canada Two Cylinder Club Show”(John Deere Club) hosted their show July 27 – 29, 2012. It was just amazing to see approximately 200 John Deere and Case tractors out there on the soccer field. The Ag Soc hosted a sold out roast beef dinner catered by Marie’s Valley Inn Restaurant & we have decided to sell the dinner tickets by timed seatings – so get your tickets early. The John Deere weekend will be back again this year July 26 – 28 with special guests, Ford Tractors & Equipment.
Last year, we had great success with our data program that gave us information on each & every class entry. The exciting part was the printing of the cheques for our exhibitors which saved hours of time. Our Treasurer, Cathy Rooyakkers, was excited about this program & it will be streamlined even more this year. We are planning to pay out the Junior Work winners on Sunday afternoon. If you are willing to help stuff envelopes with prize winning money, please let me know. We have already started our fundraising for 2013 with the “Spring Fling” that featured “Two of a Kind” music. The delicious dinner was “Katered by Kelly” & then we danced the night away to 50’s
& 60’s music. The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) is comprised for 15 districts in the province. We are one of the 24 Fairs in District 5 which covers an area from Georgian Bay to Lake Ontario to Oro to Sutton to Markham. In District 5, there are the small fairs, like us, right up to the Canadian National Exhibition. At every meeting I have attended the same problems arise: getting younger people to become active members of our Societies. The Fairs are suffering because of the age gap & the lack of interest in keeping these Agricultural Fairs viable. We need your help with anything from set up duties to admission takers to children’s games to demo derby worker, etc. – it isn’t always heavy work but fun, meeting & greeting people who are interested in our Grand Valley Fall Fair & want to get to know who we are & how we work. I look forward to meeting & welcoming you to our Society.
The “Grand River Rodeo” will be held at the Grand Valley Fairgrounds on Aug 16 – 18, 2013 so plan to attend to learn about the heavy horse pull, team penning, roping & riding. There will be vendors & a dance on the Sat. night in the Arena. We have a full slate of events this year & I’m sure you will not be able to see it all – that is a challenge for everyone. As you know, I don’t go anywhere that I don’t have a good time so enjoy, reminisce, laugh, dance, cheer and eat at the 141st Grand Valley Fall Fair.
Lynda Moore, President, Grand Valley Agricultural Society
The directors and members of the Grand Valley Agricultural Society extend a heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and corporations for their continued support and participation, and to our new sponsors for taking part in our 8th Sponsorship Program. A sign has been mounted inside with your name under the appropriate sponsorship category for recognition by the community and fair-going public.
The purpose of the Grand Valley Agricultural Society is to serve and participate in the interests and needs of the community and to promote agriculture. Your donations will go towards helping to meet prize money and the expenses of the fair.
This year I had the opportunity to participate in the Junior Fall Fair Ambassador Competition. It has been a great experience representing the Grand Valley Agricultural Society this season. I have learned many things that have improved my public speaking skills, my people skills and my knowledge of fairs in general.
While representing the Agricultural Society this year, I had the privilege to visit different fairs in the surrounding area, go to District meetings and meet new people along the way. It has been a privilege representing Grand Valley as the Junior Ambassador and I recommend that all young females and males participate in the program.
Good luck to the next Junior and Senior Ambassadors.
Jr. Fair Ambassador
I was very fortunate and honored to have served this year as your Grand Valley Fall Fair Senior Ambassador. I had the opportunity to visit other districts where many new friendships were formed . I have learned more about public speaking and gained several tips on being a strong leader. I have made many new friends who I will have forever.
This experience has made me more confident in a variety of social settings, especially public speaking. I have learned a fall fair is not only for the entertainment or a night out, but a place where town and country come together.
It has been an eye opening, eventful experience for me and I had a wonderful time representing Grand Valley as your Senior Fair Ambassador.
Here’s wishing the best of luck to this year’s new Ambassador! I highly encourage teens to participate in the ambassador competition. I’m here for advice and guidance if you need it! Good Luck!
I would like to thank my sponsor Donna Marie Davison of Remax Realty and the Grand Valley Agricultural Society for all of their support and encouragement.
Thanks for the wonderful memories.