Nominees Sought for 2022 Curtis Clark Achievement Award – Cowsmo

Nominees Sought for 2022 Curtis Clark Achievement Award

2019 Curtis Clark winner, Andrew Vander Meulen of Avonlea Genetics Inc., Brighton, Ontario. Photo provided.

After a two-year absence, presentation of the prestigious Curtis Clark Achievement Award will resume at the 2022 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON, in November. The Clark Award, established in 1988, was suspended in 2020 and 2021 when the Royal Winter Fair was forced to cancel due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the Royal slated to take place again this year and mark its 100th Anniversary, the Curtis Clark Achievement Award Committee is once again seeking nominations for its award. The 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.

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 “must be present” at the Royal Winter Fair to accept the award. 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 2022 winner will be announced during the Royal’s National Holstein Show scheduled for November 10th and 11th.

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

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