Ambassador Program

 
 

The Role of the Ambassador

The Paris Fair Ambassador represents our organization during the Fair and throughout the year by interacting with our guests, volunteers and exhibitors on The Society’s behalf.  Our Ambassador will be called upon to deliver impromptu, prepared speeches and greetings at many events.

Dates to Remember

July 1st - Applications due for 2017 Ambassador Competition
July 19th - Orientation Night #1, 6:30-9:00pm, Paris Fairgrounds
August 16th - Orientation Night #2, 6:30-9:00pm, Paris Fairgrounds
Wednesday, August 30 - Monday, September 4 - Paris Fall Fair
Thursday, August 31 - 53rd Paris Fair Ambassador Competition

The 2017 Paris Fair Ambassador is Lauren Miller.  Lauren was sponsored by the St. George Women's Institute and was selected from 3 worthy contestants at the Ambassador Competition held the opening night of the Paris Fair on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in the Exhibition Centre.  A large attentive audience listened as the contestants were judged on their prepared speech, their answers to an impromptu question, and overall professional poise.  Earlier in the evening they met with the judges individually
and were judged on an interview.  Contestants also completed a video
promoting their sponsoring organization.
Lauren Miller is a 19-year-old in her second year at the University of Guelph
completing her Honours Degree in Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.  In
March 2017 at College Royal, Lauren was a leader for the novice dairy
showmanship and plans to be part of the College Royal executive for the
2017 - 2018 school year.  After she graduates, she hopes to be able to farm
alongside her dad while acquiring a career in animal nutrition.
Lauren grew up on a dairy farm, now a cash crop farm in Glen Morris and has
developed a passion for agriculture.  Lauren joined Brant County 4-H at the
age of ten and is still involved with it today.  She especially enjoys the Dairy
Club and has been showing calves since she was very young.  Lauren also
enjoys playing ringette and has volunteered with Paris Ringette to help the
younger players in the association.  Lauren has developed a passion for
photography and has started her own business called "Lauren Miller
Photography."
Growing up, Lauren had many opportunities to be involved in her community
and the fair.  She has been showing dairy cattle, exhibiting photographs, and
volunteering in the Agricultural Awareness building at the fair for as long as she can remember.  As of
January 2017, she joined the fair board as a Jr. Director.  Running for ambassador was the next step to take and since she has been involved with the fair most of her life she is extremely excited and honoured to be able to hold this position.
The Paris Agricultural Society has a proud tradition of involving young people in our organization.  The Ambassador Program is a great opportunity for youth to build skills, serve their community, get involved and build lasting relationships.
2017 Fair Ambassador - Lauren Miller
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Paris Fair
August 31st to September 4th, 2017