Nominations Sought for the 2019 Curtis Clark Achievement Award - Cowsmo

Nominations Sought for the 2019 Curtis Clark Achievement Award

The October 1st deadline is approaching to get your nominations in for the 2019 Curtis Clark Achievement Award. Presented annually at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario, the Curtis Clark Award goes to the Canadian dairy cattle exhibitor who possesses the ability, sportsmanship and character necessary to be respected by their fellow breeders and exhibitors. The award is sponsored by the Alberta Holstein Branch.

Don Chalack of Wendon Holsteins, Red Deer County, Alberta was named the 2018 winner of the Curtis Clark Achievement Award. Photo credit: Ella Wright Photography.

To be eligible for the Clark award, the nominee must be an “active” showman, breeder or manager of any dairy cattle breed in Canada who is exhibiting animals at major shows in Canada. The person who wins the award “must be present” at the Royal Winter Fair to accept it. Nominees will be judged on their support of breed activities and ability to breed, manage, develop and exhibit dairy cattle. Selection of the winner is made by former recipients of the award. The 2019 winner will be announced on November 8th during the Royal’s National Holstein Show.

Nominations for the award, which should include a brief résumé on the nominee, should be sent by October 1st to the Curtis Clark Achievement Award Committee Secretary, Bonnie Cooper, 904 – 12 Rockford Road, North York, Ontario M2R 3A2, e-mail: becoo[email protected], telephone: 416-663-8515, cell: 416-579-6572. Nominations previously submitted for the award need not be submitted again.

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