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Competitions

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Esports Competitions

Returning to the Gaming Garage Powered by AMD this summer are our exciting esports competitions, with over $22,000 in cash prizes to be won! Don’t miss your chance to compete in our returning Fortnite and Valorant tournaments, and our new Halo Infinite tournament during the first weekend of the CNE, August 19 – 21. In […]

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2022 U17 Girls Fastball Tournament

The CNE Girls U17 Fastball Tournament is sponsored by the CNE Foundation. This year we welcome back a long-standing tradition, after being away for 2 years due to the pandemic. This year will see six U17 girls’ teams compete in the double-knockout event for the prized gold medal and team jackets. Congratulations to the Oakville […]

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CNE-OBA: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

The CNE-OBA: 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is back for the 2022 CNE! The Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament is sponsored by the CNE Foundation. Stay tuned for details on how to register your team for our 2022 tournament. Read the News Release here.

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PeeWee Baseball Tournament

The Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament is sponsored by the CNE Foundation. We are pleased to welcome back our coveted Lions-CNE Peewee Baseball Tournament, after two very long and difficult years. For more than half a century, young people throughout Southern Ontario have journeyed to the Canadian National Exhibition to complete in this tournament. 2022 marks […]

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Rising Star

The Rising Star Talent Competition is sponsored by the CNE Foundation. The CNE’s Rising Star Talent Competition is in its 35th year of showcasing young artists. Visitors come to watch these talented performers in a wide variety of genres compete for prize money! Selected singers, dancers, actors, musicians, magicians, and comedians will perform at the […]

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CNE Emerging Innovators Pitch Competition

Canada’s brightest innovators will converge in the CNE Gaming Garage Powered by AMD on August 28 to pitch their cutting edge inventions and compete for prize money. The Pitch Competition Categories Home, Everyday Living, and Leisure: This category will feature start-ups that focus on the connected home, everyday living essentials, education, travel, and leisure. The companies […]

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Flower & Vegetable Competition

The CNE Garden Show is home to the largest flower and vegetable growing competition in Canada. When not admiring the foliage, garden show guests can rock the day away! New this year, the CNE will be presenting the Dave Money Memorial Award in the Horticulture Competition, in honour of the late Dave Money, the CNE’s […]

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Cat Show

Let the sun shine in Café Soleil as our fine feline friends convene at the 2022 CNE for the Annual Cat Show. There will be more than 125 cats from across Ontario that will be showcased in display and in competition. Don’t miss the 2022 Cat Show, on August 27 & 28 from 10:00 a.m. […]

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