2018 Ambassador

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2018-19 Listowel Fair Ambassador’s Message

I will never forget the feeling of being crowned the Listowel Agricultural
Fair Ambassador. Excitement ran through me! I have had the honour of
representing the Listowel Agricultural Society for the past year and it’s hard to
believe its coming to an end. I have met some amazing people that work very hard
throughout the year to ensure all the events and the fair run smoothly.

To start, this eventful and exciting year at the 2018 Listowel Fair, A Future
Hungry for Change, was amazing. My first event was the Atwood 4-H Dairy Club’s
Achievement Day, where I got to show my 4-H project. Some other highlights of the
fair were all the antique tractor exhibits, the beef and dairy shows, baby show, lawn
tractor pull and the tractor pull, and of course the demolition derby to name a few.
The past year I have been busy with many activities and events after the Listowel
Fair including; craft shows, harvest auction, parade floats, Ontario Association of
Agricultural Societies Convention, and many more. Also I had the joy of working with a committee of Agricultural Society volunteers to create and plan a new event called Dinner on Tremaine. This event helped support local mental health initiatives for farmers.

I have had the pleasure of meeting many ambassadors across Ontario, and have become great friends with the other District 8 ambassadors. I am looking forward to representing the Listowel Agricultural Fair at the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs competition in August.
I have grown so much this past year and cannot thank the Listowel Agricultural Society and the
volunteers enough for their support and guidance. They have made it a year that I will never forget. As my term as ambassador comes to an end I am excited to see where my future with the Listowel Agricultural Society will take me. I wish the 2019-20 Ambassador all the best, and to enjoy their year as the Listowel Agricultural Fair Ambassador.

Carmen Portena, 2018-19 Listowel Fair Ambassador