Thanksgiving Weekend - October 10, 11 & 12, 2020

The 2020 Norwood Fair has been cancelled

In this time of uncertainty, for the protection of our volunteers, for the protection of our community and also for the protection of our cash reserves, the Board of Directors of the Norwood Agricultural Society wishes to advise that the 2020 Norwood Fair is officially cancelled.
This decision was made after much consideration, discussion and anxiety and we thank everyone for their support and understanding. The Norwood Fair has weathered a few storms in its 151 years and we will get through this one too, we look forward to "business as usual in 2021".

Thank you
2020 Board of Directors
Norwood Agricultural Society (Norwood Fair)

President's Message

Thanksgiving! Can you think of a more meaningful word? In Canada we’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving since the 1500’s. It literally contains the noun meaning of “grateful thought” and the verb “giving”. It’s a challenge sometimes to remember to live each day with a grateful heart, but on Thanksgiving Weekend it becomes easy to remember in Norwood. We are fortunate to host our Annual Norwood Fair in a small community that supports us 100%, allowing us to showcase the harvest and hard work of our agriculturalists, artisans and schoolchildren.

Each year, when our gates open, we are thrilled to see so many smiling faces, all excited to see what awaits them. In a world so “connected” with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, nothing makes us happier than seeing big groups of family and friends all sitting together watching a show, touring the petting zoo or finding a winning ribbon on a family members project. Youngsters are excited to meet up with school friends in the midway. Old friends, both current and from years gone by, gather in the stands and all around the rings to “watch the shows” and to “catch up”. Sometimes they haven’t seen each other in a few days, sometimes literally years. Generations of families will stand around in awe over the size of this year’s Giant Pumpkin. The sense of community, family and togetherness is everywhere. These are treasured moments in time, held as memories forever, the likes of which cannot be found on line.

Hopefully we will see you at this year’s Norwood Thanksgiving Weekend Fair. For those that attend annually “welcome back”, for those that are attending for the first time “welcome”. A wonderful experience awaits you and yours.

For those that take pictures to post online, please tag them: #Norwood fair, so we can see them too!

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving, see you at the fair.

Krista Tweedie
President, 2020 - 2021
Norwood Agricultural Society

 

These folks make it happen!

Without a doubt, no event of this scope can come together without the tireless dedication of dozens of volunteers. Here are the people that make this event possible:

Officers & Directors

OFFICERS

President
Krista Tweedie

1st Vice President
John Steele

2nd Vice President
Maureen Walsh

General Manager
Paul Quinlan

DIRECTORS

One Year
Jim Buck
Julie Hughes
Brent Ross
Steve Ross
Ed Walsh
Matt Walsh

DIRECTORS

Two Year
Frank English
Murray Lobb
Evan Stanely
Philip Strawbridge
Ron Timmermans
Krista Tweedie

DIRECTORS

Three Year
Jeff Dornan
John Kloosterman
John Steele
Greg Stewart
Kerstin Walsh
Maureen Walsh

Junior
Evan Calder
Katelyn Moore
Emma Smith
Chelsea Steele
Joey Walsh
Megan Wilson

Associate Directors

Jason Aggett
Shelley Aggett
Jeff Bailey
Terry Baker
Murray Baptie
Scott Baptie
Joan Barraball
Blayne Barr
Ken Bell
David Brackenridge
Bruce Brett
Jane Bryenton
Kenny Bryenton
Lindsay Burtt
Kevin Chappel
Bill Cheek
Cal Clarke
Pam Conley
Edgar Cornish
Paul Craig
Francis Crowley
Jane Crowley
Jennifer Crowley
Joseph Crowley
Alex Davidson
Jack Deen
Tom Deen
Brenda Doherty
Pat Doherty

Bill Duke
Andy Elmhurst
Al English
Bill & Leona English
Frank English
Kevin English
Ron English
Jason Ferguson
Doug Fleming
Gerald Fry
Don Funston
Kathy Galbraith
Marg Garden
Larry George
Liz George
Robert Gerow
David Graham
Bill Hay
John Heath
Mike Heron
Bill Hooper
Kevin Hornsby
Blaine Jessup
Paul Kavanagh
Claire King
Jerry King
Brenda Lamey
Jack Lamey
Mike Livingstone

Tom McKeiver
Carl Millet
Terry Moher
Jim Moore Jr.
Pat Moore
Claire Newel
Jesse Newman
Deen O’Brien
Hendrina Parcels
Al Partington
Terry Patterson
Bruce Payne
Sid Payne
Katie Pollock
Chris Quinlan
Frank Quinlan
Len Ranee
Dan Reed
Kathy Reid
Grant Ross
Murray Ross
Pat Ross
Elizabeth Ruttan
Suzanne Ruttan
Bill Scott
Ron Scott
Robert Sedgwick
Meri Lynn Shaw
Murray Shaw
Scott Shearer

Paul Sherwin
Bill Sherry
Rose Spencer
John Steele
Beverly Stephenson
Scott Stewart
Cameron Stockdale
Cathy Stockdale
Colleen Terpstra
John Terpstra
Rick Thompson
Cathy Turner
Jim Turner
Will Vanderhorst
Theo Van Will
Marg Van Will
Halie Wagner
Bernard and Barb Walsh
Barry Walsh
Joe Walsh
Steve Walsh
Ron Warner
Richy Webb
Irene Wood
Rick Wynne

School Division

Co-Presidents: Rosemary Davidson and Emily Jones
Past Co-Presidents: Lindsay Genge and Laurie Strawbridge
Secretary-Treasurer: Jennifer Payne

DIRECTORS:

Carrie Barr
Elizabeth Bult
Lori Burtt
Bonnie Davidson
Rhonda Drain
Shelley Elmhurst
Eric Gallagher
Stephanie Greaves
Liz Hilts
Katie Hilts-Webb

Jolene Hurtubise
Julie Hurtubise
Alisha Kelly
Donna Kelly
Dorothy Kloosterman
Beth Lobb
Jeanette Marshall
Annalene Miles
Cory Morrison
Sarah Nisbet

Annette O’Halloran
Jenn Ross
Allison Rutherford
Maureen Sedgwick
Marion Stockdale
Shelley Vandenburg
Becky Waldon
Heather Wrightly

Homecraft Division

President: Joyce Archer
Vice President: Julie Crook
Past Co-President: Denise Calder and Joan Higgins
Secretary-Treasurer: Marilyn Heming

DIRECTORS

Laurie Barton
Louise Bray
Ashley Calder
Blanche Collinson
Tracy Dafoe
David Genge

Lesley Hobbs
Bev Howat
Robin Howat
Laurie Inglis
Annette Klompmaker

Anne McIntyre
Carol Oliver
Debbie Ottley
Joan Payne
Elaine Scott
Barb Sherwin

Joy Seabrook
Michelle Simpson
Suzi Stanley
Rene Toms
Cathy Turner
Maureen Walsh

Thank You!

This annual event cannot happen without the financial help and support of the Municipalities, businesses, organizations and individuals in the surrounding area who have been most generous in contributing trophies, special prizes, cash donations or in purchasing advertisements in our Prize Book.

In Memoriam

Charles Coughlin
Bernard English
Margery Golloher
Marilyn Millett