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East Ridge Hosts 169th Sydenham Fall Fair

East Ridge Hosts 169th Sydenham Fall Fair
Posted on 09/23/2022
September 22, 2022 marked the 169th Sydenham Fall Fair, which is often regarded as the last and oldest school-based fall fair.  This year, East Ridge Community School was proud to partner with the Sydenham Fall Fair to provide students with hands-on opportunities to learn about the role agriculture plays in our community. 

The morning started off with a heavy drizzle during the opening ceremonies.  Keith Reid, Chair of the Sydenham Fall Fair, began the event by welcoming students, followed by remarks from Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Rick Byers, Bluewater District School Board Director of Education Lori Wilder, and Mike Dupuis of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.

Students participated in the Farmer's Olympics, did some baking, grew vegetables and flowers, made crafts, and raised livestock for judging.  It was also a chance to interact with several exhibitors to learn about watersheds and managing forest ecosystems, as well as visit a petting zoo.  The livestock judging events were extremely popular, with students supporting their peers and learning about the hard work that goes into showing animals.

Despite the early rain and cool temperatures, nothing could slow down the participants and the event was a resounding success!

Learn more about the Sydenham Fall Fair here.

Group photo of Sydenham Fall Fair Executive and other dignitaries from opening ceremonyGroup of attendees stand outside at fall fair
Fall fair participant with their livestockFire truck demonstration with young students
Student working with livestockBroad view of outdoor crowd at fall fair
Students indoors at "Build A Watershed" exhibitStudent jumping in sack competitionStudents petting horse

Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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