The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, like many events throughout Canada and around the world, continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The health and safety of our patrons, staff, exhibitors, competitors, partners and the community at large are our top priorities, and we will adhere to all recommendations put forward by the government and health officials.
“We understand and appreciate the special place that The Royal occupies in the hearts of many Canadians.
For 98 years, The Royal has been a mainstay on the Canadian event calendar and a cherished annual tradition for many families. We have every desire to open our doors to the public this November but must do so with the safety of everyone in mind. We will continue to look to our leaders in government and healthcare for their guidance on the best path forward for everyone involved. We know that The Royal represents an important business opportunity for many in the agricultural, equestrian and food industries and sympathize with them during this time. We take our responsibilities to them seriously and are making decisions regarding the 2020 Fair with the well-being of everyone in mind.” Robert J. Flack, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
As the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, under the direction and guidance of The Royal’s Board of Directors, Royal staff will continue to monitor the province’s progress toward the established benchmarks regarding the 2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. We will issue further statements as determinations are made.
Statement from TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Committee
The TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Committee is working in close concert with the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair as we continue to prepare for a 2020 TD Classic in November. The health, safety, and welfare of all who might be involved in the TD Classic at the Royal is of utmost importance to us and we respect the decisions of counties, districts or provinces that have already suspended their 4-H activities for 2020. Those decisions will in no way affect your participation in the TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic as we move beyond 2020 and look forward to 2021.
We commend the many 4-H Dairy Clubs that have found innovative and creative ways to stay connected with 4-H during these unprecedented times through webinars, video conferencing, and tapping into the numerous resources that are being shared among our industry leaders. These virtual opportunities may even be used for achievement days and we encourage you to continue to share your ideas with the 4-H network around you. While we hope to return to our previous normal in time, for now we all need to be creative and innovative, just as 4-H’ers are.
2020 TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Deadlines
As the 2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic move forward under our current
circumstances, there are a few reminders to keep in mind.
1. Pre-Registration of 2020 4-H Ontario Calf Projects that might attend the TD Classic are still due by June 1, 2020 to the 4-H Ontario AssistExpo database.
2. Other Provinces that participate in the 2020 TD Classic must pre-register their dairy calf projects by June 15, 2020 to the RAWF AssistExpo database.
3. Team selection and final registrations are due by October 13, 2020.
Should you have any questions, we are here to answer your inquiries:
Murray Reissner Chair – TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Committee
Email: [email protected]il.com Cell #: 519-537-0956 (please message questions)
Jason French Vice Chair – TD Canadian 4-H Dairy Classic Committee
Cell #: 226-821-2693 (please message questions)
Mary Poirier Ontario Holstein
Email: [email protected] Phone #: 519-653-6180
Trish McMahon Scott Director – Agriculture & Food – RAWF
Email: [email protected] Phone #: 416-263-3440
Lindsay Bebbington Manager – Agriculture & Food – RAWF
Email: [email protected]; Phone #: 416-263-3429 (Office)