Ambassador Program

The 2016 Paris Fair Ambassador is Erica Sayles .  Erica was selected from 7 worthy contestants at the Ambassador Competition held the opening night of the fair on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Paris Fairgrounds.  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.

Erica Sayles is a 19-year-old in her second year at the University of Guelph, studying for her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in Animal Science.  Erica Sayles is the O.A.C. class of 2019 Vice President, part of the square-dancing set, and on the executive of the annual Tractor Tug for Tots Fundraiser.  After she graduates, she hopes to be able to remain in the diary industry working with cattle.

Erica Sayles grew up on a dairy farm just outside of Paris and has developed a passion for dairy cattle.  Outside of the fair, she enjoys volunteering and being a part of Brant County 4-H where she is both a member and a junior leader. Ayr Minor Ringette Learn to Skate, and her church.

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

Growing up, Erica had many opportunities to be involved in her community and the fair.  Every year she showed calves at the fair in the open and 4-H shows, entering crafts and baking was the highlight of her summer when she was younger.  Running for ambassador was the next step to take with the fair since she had been involved with the fair for her entire life and is extremely excited 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

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Paris Fair
August 31st to September 4th, 2017