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2016 Senior Ambassador's Message
My name is Hannah Gardner, I'm 20 years old and I am the 2016/2017 Great Northern Exhibition Senior Ambassador. I am honoured to represent the Collingwood Agricultural Society and our fair and I am having a really fun time doing it thus far.

Since becoming ambassador I have had the pleasure of spending time and meeting with fair board members, agricultural society members, people in our community, fellow ambassadors from other fairs, and of course our Junior ambassador, Kole Walker. So far I am already very grateful for all the experiences I've had that come with my role as Senior Ambassador.

Since the 2016 exhibition, I have done things like speak at the 4H Banquet, meet with other fair ambassadors at the District 5 meeting, attend the local fashion show and participate in four Santa Claus parades across our community, which I really enjoyed. I have had a lot of fun getting to know the people in my community and always look forward to spending time with a great team of fair board members and chaperones on our outings for events.

I am learning a lot about our fair, agricultural society and community and I can't wait to learn more in my time as your ambassador. I would to extend a special thank-you to the fair community and everyone I've met for making me feel so welcome and supported.

A big thank you goes out to my chaperones Melissa Ferguson, Jenn McCarl, Maureen McLeod, Heather Walker, and Rylee Sampson. I would also like to take this time to thank the judges who were able to come and take time to judge the Senior and Junior Ambassador competition, and a HUGE thank you to each and every one of the sponsors who supply the gift bags for all ambassador contestants. I am also extremely grateful to the Stayner Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Collingwood who supply the scholarship that I receive as Senior Ambassador. THANK YOU ALL!!
I look forward to future events such as the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Ambassador Convention and the competition at the CNE this summer where I will meet even more people, learn more and make some great memories.
I encourage the youth of our community to join the ambassador program at the GNE this fall so they too can participate in this amazing experience and enjoy it as much as I have!

Thank you to everyone at the GNE for this great experience and I look forward to seeing everyone at the 2017 Great Northern Exhibition!

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