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.
President, 2022 - 2023
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
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Jim Moore Jr.
Meri Lynn Shaw
Theo Van Will
Marg Van Will
Bernard and Barb Walsh
Co-Presidents: Rosemary Davidson and Emily Jones
Past Co-Presidents: Lindsay Genge and Laurie Strawbridge
Secretary-Treasurer: Jennifer Payne
President: Joyce Archer
Vice President: Julie Crook
Past Co-President: Denise Calder and Joan Higgins
Secretary-Treasurer: Michelle Simpson
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.