August 01st, 2013
It has been an honourable privilege to be able to represent Howick-Turnberry throughout the past year.
The annual Howick-Turnberry Fall Fair 2012, was a huge success; from Claude Haggerty’s illusionist shows to the human truck pull and the introduction of pig racing. I also enjoyed visiting the many public schools in Howick and Turnberry Township to promote the fair.
I was able to be a part of many activities throughout this past year and have thoroughly enjoyed every event.
One of many highlights from this past year as Howick-Turnberry fall fair ambassador was designing and entering a float in the Santa Claus parades. The blustery snow couldn’t stop the Howick Agricultural Society as we managed to enter into three Santa Claus parades within 24 hours. I was also able to attend the Vintage Snowmobile Show in January where many attendees, including myself, enjoyed the complimentary four mile ride on their sleds. Throughout the summer, I also attended a few Cruise Nights at the Howick Community Centre where many motorcyclists and antique car owners met to socialize and display their vehicles.
In February, I was very fortunate to attend the OAAS (Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies) convention, held at the Royal York in Toronto for three days. At convention I met with eighty nine energetic ambassadors and attended various workshops on public speaking, interviewing and leadership skills. The evening showcase at Convention featured many entertainers including, Kira Isabella! The OAAS convention was a great way to meet other ambassadors and form lasting relationships.
Earlier this year, I also participated in the District 8 ambassador workshop and competition which prepared many of the district 8 ambassadors for the CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) in August.
I cannot be more grateful for the many experiences that I have encountered this past year as Howick-Turnberry Fall Fair Ambassador. I would like to thank the Howick Agricultural Society for allowing me the opportunity to represent and get to know my community better.