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Ambassador Program

Where: Pioneer Tea Garden, Kinmount Fairgrounds (beside the Heritage Complex)

When: Friday, September 2nd, 2 p.m.

How to Apply: Click here to download the Application form and submit to info@kinmountfair.net by August 31st.

About the Program

Representing the Kinmount Agricultural Society as the Kinmount Fair Ambassador is a great honour and tradition. 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the Kinmount Fair. 

The competition is now open and the Ambassador committee is looking for the next young person to assume the role of The Kinmount Fair Ambassador. 

Would you like to be this year’s Kinmount Fair Ambassador?

The Kinmount Fair Ambassador program is a chance for young adults to participate in a community event that allows them to gain hard and soft skills to help prepare them for their future. Those skills include, but are not limited to: leadership and presentation skills such as public speaking, networking, interviewing, and learning to interact as a professional, as well as making friendships that last a lifetime. Other benefits include a recommendation from the Board of Directors, which can be used when applying for employment or post-secondary education, a bursary, opportunities to learn more about agriculture and the local community, and many chances to meet new people, enjoy new experiences, and have fun!

To qualify:

  • You must be between the ages of 17 and 24, unmarried and have no children
  • Be a resident of Kinmount and/or reside within the catchment area of Fenelon Fall Secondary School or Haliburton Highlands Secondary School (not sure if your address meets this guideline? Visit mybustoschool.ca and search for grade 9-12 in Trillium Lakelands District School Board)
  • Have not previously reigned as Ambassador of any fair
  • Be willing to assume all duties of the fair ambassador at the 2022 Kinmount Fair, September 2nd , 3rd and 4th
  • Assist in presentations for various events during the fair.
  • Be willing to attend events, represent and promote the fair at various agricultural events, including the OAAS Convention in February and the CNE in August during the 2022-23 year.

Components of the program include:

  • An interview of approximately 10 minutes in length
  • On stage introduction – approximately 200 words to introduce yourself
  • Two-minute speech about agricultural practices or issues, rural life and related activities or some aspect of the Kinmount Fair.
  • An impromptu question, which will be provided by the Committee

Rules and regulations

  • Participants will be disqualified immediately if their qualifications are found to be in contravention of any of the program regulations herein set out. They may also be disqualified and be required to withdraw immediately if they fail to observe any of the instructions and regulations which may be set out by the Executive of the Kinmount Agricultural Society and the Ambassador Program Committee.
  • Participants will be interviewed and judged by a panel of judges as arranged by the Kinmount Agricultural Society for10 minutes (more time may be allowed for this, depending on the number of participants). The judges will decide the finalist on the basis of community knowledge and involvement, knowledge of the Kinmount Agricultural Society, agriculture, personality, and presentation.
  • During the on-stage portion of the program, all participants will introduce themselves and present a two-minute speech that they are expected to prepare in advance about agricultural practices or issues, rural life and related activities or some aspect of the Kinmount Fair.
  • The Dress code for interview and on-stage portion of the program shall be Business Professional to the comfort level of the participant. Should the participants like more information and assistance with wardrobe suggestions, this can be obtained from the Ambassador committee.
  • Crowns or formal gowns will no longer be worn at any time during the Kinmount Fair Ambassador program.
  • Kinmount Fair Ambassador Program participants agree to allow their photographs, likeness and names be used in print and social media promotion of the annual Kinmount Fair and other Kinmount Agricultural Society events.
  • When representing the Kinmount Agricultural Society, participants and the Fair Ambassador agree to use good and proper judgement regarding social media photographs, posts and text information, so as not to cause any negative publicity to the Kinmount Agricultural Society or themselves.
  • If an Ambassador is acclaimed by the Kinmount Agricultural Society to represent them, the participant must be acclaimed during the regular fair selection period.

Contest limited to Eight (8) entries. Each contestant to receive $50 for entering.

If you are interested in becoming the next Kinmount Fair Ambassador, or know of someone who might make a great representative for the Fair, we encourage you or them to apply now. If you’ve applied in the past but have NOT been chosen, please keep applying!

Please direct all questions to info@kinmountfair.net.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is eligible to compete in the Kinmount Fair Ambassador Contest?

A: Young women and men between the ages of 17 and 24 by August of 2023. (Must be 18 by August 2022)

Q: What would be my duties as an Ambassador of the Kinmount Fair?

A: Duties at the Fair – some public speaking, handing out ribbons, talking with the general public both at the fair and throughout your year as ambassador.

Duties at the OAAS (February 2023) – You will meet all of the other Ambassadors. This is a three-day convention in Toronto to prepare for the CNE and learn new life skills.

Duties at the CNE (August 2023) – You will represent Kinmount Fair in the CNE Ambassador Program held the first three days of the CNE with the chance of becoming the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs!

Q: What is the Kinmount Fair looking for in a contestant?

A: We are looking for someone to best represent our Fair and our community. The successful candidates must possess the following qualities:

  • A people person
  • Great public speaking skills
  • Outgoing and energetic
  • Passionate about the Fair!

Q: Where will the contest be held?

A: At the Pioneer Tea Garden, Kinmount Fairgrounds, Friday September 2nd, 2 p.m. (Beside the Heritage Complex)

Q: What should I wear?

A: Wear clothing appropriate for a job interview.

Q: What sort of questions might I be asked during the contest?

A: You could be asked; general Fair questions, what you like most about the Fair, about issues in the community or province, about your hobbies/interests/community involvement/goals, or about general farm questions (don’t worry if you are not from a rural background)