Friday August 11th , 2017 at 8:30 PM
Committee: Grace Mullen 519-980-6321
Winner, if 18 years old by August 1, 2018 will compete at CNE August, 2018.
Miss Comber Fair Winner Will Receive (In the event Miss Comber is unable to attend, the runner up is eligible to attend in her place):
Two Coach Return Via Rail Tickets Chatham/Toronto and Accommodation at the Royal York Hotel to attend as the Ambassador representing the Comber Agricultural Society at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Annual Meeting in Toronto.
Sponsored by the Comber Agricultural Society
Rail Tickets Compliments of: VIA RAIL
Miss Comber Fair 2016
Miss Comber Fair has been an incredible opportunity. After being crowned I spent the weekend taking part in several activities at the fair and meeting people who were visiting our fair.
Throughout my year as ambassador I have experienced numerous unforgettable events. I attended many of the other local fairs, including Western, Highgate, Ridgetown and Wallacetown. At many of these fairs I was offered the opportunity to assist the volunteer staff by greeting guests, participating in pie auctions and showcasing antique cars in the parade. I was also given the chance to attend the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Convention to further my knowledge on the importance of agriculture in small communities such as Comber. While there I met many of my fellow fair ambassadors from across Ontario. It was a fantastic fun-filled weekend! We were kept busy with networking and relationship building exercises in addition to attending educational seminars. The skills gained during this event will be practical and helpful in my role as representative for the Comber Fair, especially when I attend the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto in 2017, where the next CNE Ambassador of the Fairs will be crowned.
Most of the activities I attended in the past months were volunteer opportunities. It was amazing to be a part of so many community events while aiding various agencies in supporting their important initiatives. One of my favourite events was the Princess Ball in support of Cystic Fibrosis. I enjoyed greeting the guests, knowing that their monetary contributions would be helping others. These opportunities have allowed me to communicate the importance of supporting our local fairs and their importance within our communities. It was not only a time for me to share with community members, but also further my insight on agriculture in my local area. I look forward to continuing to share that knowledge with others.
As a representative of the Comber Fair I was able to enhance my communication and interviewing skills which are an essential part of any professional’s skill set. I am very thankful for the many community members and especially to my sponsors who helped me accomplish so much throughout my term as Miss Comber Fair. I hope that the next Miss Comber Fair and all other contestants will enjoy the experience as much as I did.
In September, I will be attending college for a Pre-Service Firefighting and Paramedic program in the hopes of working as an emergency services representative. I anticipate that this career will be extremely rewarding and will allow me to be involved in protecting members of my community.
It is my hope to continue to attend the Comber Fair, year after year, and to lend a helping hand where needed. I am overjoyed to have been able to participate in such a wonderful opportunity and I can’t wait to see who will be the next lucky lady fortunate enough to take over my duties as Miss Comber Fair.
~ Alyssa Franche
Miss CNE 2016
It is unbelievable to think that my journey started at the Miss Comber Fair 2015. Little did I know that night was the beginning of an unforgettable adventure. I spent a year creating memories, meeting new friends, and developing speaking skills, all while representing the Comber Fair.
My year as Miss Comber Fair 2015-2016 came to a close with the final weekend at the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs Competition 2016 held in Toronto, at the end of August. The weekend was filled with exploring the Canadian National Exhibition, completing interviews, and attending seminars. Just when my journey as Miss Comber Fair ended, my journey as CNE Ambassador of the Fairs 2016-2017 began. I feel so incredibly lucky to have been chosen out of over 70 competitors to represent the CNE and fairs around Ontario.
The passion I have for the Comber Fair has now been extended to fairs around Ontario. I have had the opportunity to visit fairs across the province, and each fair has one thing in common: a proud, supportive community. One thing I hope everyone can take from my journey is that anything is possible, especially when you have a wonderful community supporting you.
Thank you to everyone who has shared kind words with me and supported me throughout these past two years of my ambassador experience. These are memories that I will forever hold close to my heart. Whenever someone asks me, “What is your hometown fair?” I will always be proud to say, “The Comber Fair”.
~ Amy Natyshak
Be A Part of a Comber Fair Tradition
2016 Miss Comber Fair Contributors:
Bricks and Blooms
Comber Agricultural Society
Comber Drug Store
Di’s Cuts N Curls
Farm Credit Canada, Essex
Fusion Auto Sales
Guys N Dolls Hairstyling
Image That Hairstyling & Boutique
International Freight Systems
It’s Official Wedding Planners
Joey’s Only Seafood Restaurant
Lally Ford Sales
Lakeshore All Makes & Models
Main Street Hairstyles
Matthew J. Baird Consulting
R. A. Shanks Accounting
Real Canadian Superstore, Leamington
Reaume Funeral home Inc.
Rene Blain Trucking
Shannon and Matt Conliffe
Shopper’s Drug Mart, Tilbury
The Instant Print Shoppe
Tilbury Golf Course
Tru Country & Garden
T.S. Mullen Farms Ltd.
Veritas Farm Management, Chatham
Via Rail Canada