BRANTFORD — The cancellation of Toronto’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair won’t stop Holstein Canada from staging its 2021 National Shows.
The 9,200-member organization recently announced Nov. 17-20 at Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, as the replacement venue for this year’s National Shows for black and white, as well as red and white competitions.
Holding a National show, it says, will fuel the spirit of local and regional shows and be a showcase for Canadian genetics. Such an event is “key to providing worldwide visibility to Holstein enthusiasts.”
Closely monitoring the pandemic situation, Holstein Canada says it’s confident it can give breeders an event that complies with all requirements.
“We will ensure that activities are cost-recovery and safe for all participants,” promises the Association’s new President, Elyse Gendron.
Holstein Canada has set up an organizing committee to run the National Shows. Composed of an external coordinator and members from the West, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada, the committee will ensure that exhibitors and visitors alike have “an enjoyable experience while ensuring the safety of our members and employees.”
The schedule and nature of the activities will be decided soon.