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Ambassador of The Fairs Participant Info

Welcome to the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs Program!

Participant Info

We hope your participation gives you the opportunity to highlight all your wonderful accomplishments and that you have a great learning experience.

Following are details on where to apply as well as a link to the Rules and Regulations governing the 2024/2025 CNE AMBASSADOR OF THE FAIRS Program. We continue to observe the changes made to the Ambassador Program in 2018 which are:

  • There will be no crowns for the program weekend. We ask that all Ambassadors wear their sash and/or medallion only.
  • Dress code for the semi-finals and finals will be business professional as if you are dressing for a job interview.
  • At semi-finals all participants will have prepared a one minute speech that they will read. Please choose one of the following topics: agriculture; agricultural societies; the importance of agricultural societies; some aspect of your fair; or pride of place (eg. How special your home fair might be; how the CNE exemplifies how special Ontario agricultural fairs are; etc.), or what it means to be a Canadian.
  • At the finals, all participants will read a 280 character description of themselves. This 280 character description will be created at one of the seminars at the CNE. This can be described as an elevator pitch – you meet a potential employer on the elevator and have to sell yourself before you reach their floor.
  • At finals there will be seven semi-finalists chosen who will present speeches. For further details, please refer to clause #10 of the rules and regulations.
  • The three finalists will be given the same impromptu question. During each finalist’s turn, the other two finalists will be sequestered.
  • New this year, we ask that participants send a short personal bio (100 words maximum) which should also be brought along on a USB or electronic device. There will be a seminar on bio writing and you will have the opportunity to revise your original bio if you wish.
  • Per #4 of the Rules and Regulations – we will require a photo to be taken. This photograph must be submitted along with the application. If unable to do so please advise us by email to [email protected] or [email protected] to make arrangements to email it at a later date.

Please note that aside from your application form there is also a form to be completed by your Fair Secretary, which can be found here.

Prize Information

We will continue with prizes for the Agricultural Societies for the seven semi-finalists in the program. The prize amounts are as follows:

1st – $500
2nd – $350
3rd – $250

4th – $100
5th – $100
6th – $100
7th – $100

Application Details

The official entry forms must be completed and received by the CNE Agriculture Department by no later than April 30, 2024.

Thank you for your co-operation. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Carmen Harany, Agriculture Program Manager at (416) 263-3835.

2024 Program Itinerary Details

Please arrive at the CNE and report to the Tanbark Room, 2nd Floor, East Annex (Hall F) of the Enercare Centre (100 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3) at the time listed below. This area is accessible by walking through the Garden Show, which is located in Heritage Court of the Enercare Centre.

If you are unable to arrive at the specified time, or if you have taken ill or require further information, please call the CNE Agriculture Office at (416) 263-3856


*Please note that all times are subject to change