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Layne Chantler of Alliston, Ont. brought this show heifer to the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 2019. (Farmtario photo by Jennifer Glenney)

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair cancelled for 2020

Near-century-old annual ag showcase put off to 2021

Two years shy of its 100th anniversary, Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been called off for 2020. Organizers said Wednesday the event, which was scheduled for Nov. 6-15 at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, has been cancelled “due to our ongoing concern regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.” First held in 1922, spearheaded by Ontario cattle producer W.A. […] Read more

Alberta finishes first in national speaking competition

Reading Time: < 1 minute Emmett Sawyer of Acme took top spot in the senior division of the Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture competition. Sawyer was the 4-H representative for the province at the public speaking competition held annually at Ontario’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair since 1985. Carmen White of Claresholm was the runner-up in the junior division, which was won by […] Read more


Alberta speakers wow them with their words

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lois Schultz of Wetaskiwin took top honours in the senior division of the 2017 Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture nationals earlier this month while Quentin Albrecht of Holden was first runner-up in the junior category. Schultz was 4-H Alberta’s representative at the event, which takes place at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto. The […] Read more