Author Archives: Rachel McNally

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Congratulations to the 2024 Ontario Volunteer Service Awards Winner for BSF

The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize adult & youth volunteers for their outstanding contributions and years of continuous service to a single organization within Ontario. Membership alone is not a qualification for recognition. Volunteers can be nominated annually by their organization.

Those nominated will receive a personalized certificate and lapel pin celebrating their years of service to the organization from 5 years to 65 years of continuous years of service in 5 year increments and for youth volunteers (under the age of 24) for 2 or more years of continuous years of service.

Since 1986, the Ontario government has recognized more than 250,000 volunteers across the province. In 2024, 6,650 community volunteers within the province will be honoured.

This year, the Brooklin Agricultural Society is proud to recognize the following volunteers for their outstanding and longstanding years of service to the Brooklin Agricultural Society and the Brooklin Spring Fair:

Andrew Hodson (5 years)
Kristin  Slute (15 years)
Shelly Hopper (20 years)
Neil Guthrie (25 years)
Anne Marie Werry (30 years)
Eldon Werry (45 years)

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Congratulations to the 2024 Executive!

Congratulations to our elected Executive Members of the Brooklin Agricultural Society for 2023-2024!

Voted into these positions by their peers on the Board of Directors, these individuals will take on additional leadership roles for the 2023/24 year. We look forward to another year of growth together as the team the bring you the Brooklin Spring Fair!

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2024 Parade Grand Marshalls

This years grand marshals are…Anne Marie and Eldon Werry.
Eldon Werry  joined the Brooklin  Spring Fairboard in 1978 after being asked by his uncle, Alf Jackson, if he would like to be a junior director.
In 1985, Anne Marie joined Eldon on the fairboard and for years the two of them worked together on various committees. Eldon was President twice during his 45 years of being involved. Anne Marie was Secretary/Treasurer for 20 years.
They also volunteered with Durham West 4-H and Kedron Park Association, where their children were involved in many sports.  Anne Marie kept busy within their church volunteering as well.

They are very proud that their children; Maria, Sarah and Dan have caught the bug to volunteer!! 4-H and Brooklin Spring Fair have benefitted from their love of being involved and helping others!

Retirement from dairy farming has allowed the two to be able to lend a hand where needed with their families. They are especially happy to be back at Brooklin Spring Fair meeting up with old director friends and helping Sarah organize the Back Forty for Fair weekend.

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Congratulations to the 2024 Board of Directors!

We are thrilled to announce the 2023/24 Board of Directors that will bring you the 2024 BROOKLIN SPRING FAIR! Planning has already commenced!

As always, we want to thank all of members and volunteers who help to make the Fair possible! It is never too late to join our fair family and help celebrate Agricultural in Ontario.

Providing a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, The Brooklin Agricultural Society is always seeking new volunteer to come and join our team. Whether you are looking to meet people, get involved in the community or are a student in need of volunteer hours – there is always a need for extra hands.

Our volunteers are a fundamental and important part of the Brooklin Spring Fair who work to fulfill our mission of providing agricultural awareness and education to our communities. We warmly welcome new members to our team.

Let us know if you can help. Email:

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and the 2024 Fair theme is . . . .

We’ve done bees, we did cows, we’ve even done virtual so what is next on the list for Fair themes?

The Board of Directors has been busy brainstorming some spud-tacular, corn-y, and downright a -moo-zing themes that will surely alpaca a punch!

They are ready and happy to announced that the 2024 Brooklin Spring Fair Theme is . . .

Join us throughout the rest of 2023 and into 2024 as we talking about all the good things that have growing locally and in all of Ontario! From crops, to animals, to community, and Agricultural pride we are helping to spread the word on ALL the good things we have growing here in Brooklin and beyond!

Think you have a great idea for a future fair theme? GREAT! We’d love to hear it, send it along to

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Ram Rodeo Tour Returning to BSF 2022!

The Brooklin Agricultural Society  is excited to welcome back the RAM RODEO TOUR to the 2022 Brooklin Spring Fair! Join us on Sunday June 5 for the shows!