Congrats Kayla Kok, Our 2018-2019 Fair Ambassador, she was named the CNE 2nd Runner Up! Thank you for representing Glencoe Ag Society so well, Kayla!

 

 

 

Letter from the 2018-2019 Fair Ambassador, Kayla Kok

 

Wow, what a year! I can hardly believe it has been an entire year since I had the honour of being selected to represent the Glencoe Agricultural Society as their 2018 Fair Ambassador. It seems like only yesterday we were sitting in the Agricultural Hall at the variety show, with the sounds of the demolition derby in the background, anxiously awaiting to hear who would represent the Glencoe Agricultural Society throughout the 2018-2019 year.

 

The 2018 Glencoe fair, "Under the big top," was one for the books. The weekend was jammed pack with amazing events, of which I was so excited to attend. From amazing home crafts, to baking, and junior fair exhibitors, everyone in the community brought their 'A' game. The fair had something to offer for everyone, from 4-H competitions to a performance by the Mud Men, there was never a dull moment. I deeply enjoyed the opportunity of hearing from so many people about what makes the fair so special to them, and why it is an integral part of our community. I would like to extend my deepest thank you to every single volunteer who dedicates so much time to ensuring the ongoing success of the Glencoe Fair.

 

While the fair may have ended on September 23rd, the opportunities to represent the community as Ambassador did not. I had the privilege throughout the year to represent the Glencoe Agricultural Society at a variety of events. In October I was proud to wear my sash once again to hand out awards at the Red Brand show. I loved touring local homes decked out in their holiday finest at the first ever Glencoe Christmas Home Tour. I enjoyed helping collect canned good items at the Glencoe Christmas Parade, and donating the collected goods at the local St. Vincent De Paul store. I met many local ambassadors at the District 13 meeting, and even more from all around Ontario in February at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies conference. I had fun handing out recognitions at the 4H Area Awards, and I even baked a 'white chicken chilli' for the chilli cook off!

 

As you can see, a year in the shoes of an ambassador is a busy one, but that is because it is a reflection of all that our community has to offer. Glencoe is made of so many people who are incredibly passionate and have a deep love for this town. When I wore my sash, I was always full of a sense of pride. No matter where I found myself, community members always welcomed me with open arms, love, and wise advice. When at events around Ontario, it was always a great honour to speak about our community when asked, "Where is Glencoe?"

 

I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be your ambassador this past year, but I am even more grateful for all the support that came along with the position. Whether you have supported me, the Fair Ambassador Program, or the Glencoe Agricultural society- I extend my deepest and sincerest gratitude. Whether your support was through donations, event attendance, best wishes, or volunteer work, this fair and this program could not be what it is without you. The Glencoe Fair, and the Ambassador Program, has become what it is because of the support of this tremendous community. A million times, thank you.

 

For the 2019-2020 Fair Ambassador contestants, you have a very exciting weekend ahead of you, and I want to thank you for putting your foot forward to participate in the Glencoe Fair Ambassador Program. It is not always easy to take a leap like this, but I promise you have made one of the best decisions of your life by doing so. I hope that, regardless of the outcome, every single one of you embraces all that this weekend brings you. Many opportunities will present themselves, take them! If you do so, I promise it will be a weekend that you never forget.

 

To the next ambassador, congratulations! Being an Ambassador is an experience you cannot truly explain or understand unless you have experienced it firsthand. There is so much in store for you this year, and you have an entire community behind you and supporting you. While it can seem daunting at times, seize every opportunity and believe in yourself! There is a reason you were chosen to represent the Glencoe Agricultural Society, and I just know you will make us all proud! I wish you nothing but luck, happiness, and success in this coming year.

 

Throughout this past year I have learned so much from and about our community. While it is difficult to pass on the Ambassador title, I am so excited to see what our new Ambassador brings to this wonderful town. It has been an absolute honour to serve as the Glencoe Fair Ambassador. Truly, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to every single person who has played a part in making this past year absolutely phenomenal.

 

Kayla Kok, 2018-2019 Glencoe Fair Ambassador

 

  2019 Fair Ambassador Competitors

Program Information

 

 2019 Ambassador Committee:

Chairperson: Carleigh McInnes (1-519-614-5752) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Former Fair Ambassadors

  • 2019 ~ Kennidi Howe
  • 2018 ~ Kayla Kok *CNE 2nd Runner Up
  • 2017 ~ Taylor Chalupka
  • 2016 ~ Lisa Bueckert & Lauren Moore
  • 2015 ~ Jacqui Walker
  • 2014 ~ Jacob Weber
  • 2013 ~ Morgan MacTavish
  • 2012 ~ Megan McGill
  • 2011 ~ Taylor McLean
  • 2010 ~ Lauren Tenkate
  • 2009 ~ Jenna Zwambag
  • 2008 ~ Jennara Field
  • 2007 ~ Kaleigh Elliot
  • 2006 ~ Jannelle Davenport (Crocker)
  • 2005 ~ Natalie Charron (Mahovlich)
  • 2004 ~ Sarah Doub
  • 2003 ~ Frances Minnema
  • 2002 ~ Shannon Havens (Thornicroft)
  • 2001 ~ Courtney McKellar (Bailey)
  • 2000 ~ Erin Blackmore
  • 1999 ~ Julie Warren (Stoddart)
  • 1998 ~ Natasja Bakker (Hammond)

 

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 Kennidi Howe

(2019-2020)

 

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Kayla Kok

(2018-2019)

*CNE 2nd Runner Up!

Taylor Chalupka

(2017-2018)

Lauren Moore

CNE Representative

(2016-2017)

Lisa Bueckert

(2016-2017) 

 Jacqui Walker

(2015-2016)

 Jacob Weber

(2014-2015)

Morgan MacTavish

(2013-2014)

Former Fair Queens

  • 1997 ~ Loni Grover
  • 1996 ~ Robin McRae
  • 1995 ~ Marisa Forest
  • 1994 ~ Lara McEachren (Howe)
  • 1993 ~ Julie McCallum (Khan)
  • 1992 ~ Heather Simpson (Jakobi)
  • 1991 ~ Shana McEachren
  • 1990 ~ Tanya McLachlan
  • 1989 ~ Cathy Apps (Shaver)
  • 1988 ~ Yvonne Janssen
  • 1987 ~ Tina Mitchell
  • 1986 ~ Chris Sivak
  • 1985 ~ Rhonda Haggith (Linker)
  • 1984 ~ Debbie Barnes (Bechard)
  • 1983 ~ Lenore McColl (Patterson)
  • 1982 ~ Tracey Knight
  • 1981 ~ Tracey Leckie (VanVeen)
  • 1980 ~ Diane VanAlstyne
  • 1979 ~ Kathy Mayhew (Smulders)
  • 1978 ~ Ruth McLean (Hartland)
  • 1977 ~ Marlia Johnston (Gossett)
  • 1976 ~ Carol McLean (Edwards)
  • 1975 ~ Margaret Ann McColl (Sweete)
  • 1974 ~ Maria VanBurgsteden
  • 1973 ~ Mary Winship
  • 1972 ~ Cheryl Thompson(Webster)
  • 1971 ~ Linda Dobbyn (McColl)
  • 1970 ~ Carol Anne Campbell (Cuzzacaira)
  • 1969 ~ Johanna Deputter (Kahnert)
  • 1968 ~ Nancy Mahovlich (Drake)
  • 1967 ~ Nancy McKellar (Knight)

Western Fair District

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As 2018 closes we have an exciting announcement: The Glencoe Ag Society is thrilled to inform that we have graciously been selected by Western Fair Association to receive $10,000 worth of funding towards improvements to our hall/facilities. Stay tuned for some exciting changes coming in 2019. Western Fair Website