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Monday, February 6, 2017

Meet London Dairy Congress Speaker Dr. Reg Clinton. Dr. Reg Clinton Dr. Clinton was raised on a dairy farm and has been involved in the agricultural community most of his life. After attending the University of Guelph as an Ontario Agriculture Collegiate 96 'Aggie', Reg went on to graduate from the OVC in the class of 2000. Shortly after that he moved to the Kirkton area and started his career as a mixed animal practitioner gently evolving into a bovine specialist. In 2001 the KVC began embryo transfer and with the addition of Dr. Haight in 2005...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Middlesex County Agricultural Hall of Fame, founded in 2000, recognizes the history and tradition of agriculture in Middlesex County. The primary objective of the Agricultural Hall of Fame is to recognize those who have demonstrated unselfish achievements within the realm of agriculture and service to the rural community in Middlesex County and beyond. In 2017, Richard Albert & Henry Noel Gibson; Dr. Donald Grieve; and Meredith Robb will be honoured at a Hall of Fame Luncheon during the Western Fair Farm Show.  RICHARD ALBERT (1814-1911) & HENRY NOEL GIBSON (1878-1966)...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meet London Dairy Congress Speakers Dr. Bethany Muir & Owain Harries. Dr. Bethany Muir - Sales & Marketing Manager, Cogent Canada Dr. Bethany Muir, is responsible for all sales and marketing related activities and the total performance/profit of the Canadian sales business, as Sales and Marketing Manager for Cogent Canada – an aggressive and progressive dairy genetic company. After completing her PhD in Animal Genetics at the University of Guelph, Dr. Bethany Muir was a geneticist at The Canadian Dairy Network (CDN) where she conducted research and...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Meet London Dairy Congress Speaker Dr. Katharine Found. Dr. Found graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2009 and started her career at Kirkton Veterinary Clinic as one of the food animal veterinarians. Katharine grew up on a beef and swine farm in Courtice, and has always had a strong interest in animal agriculture and the family farm. Her professional interests include cow comfort and pain management as well as small ruminant herd health and production. Katharine and her husband Andrew are proud parents to their two young boys, Zachary and Ryan. They also have a dog...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

London’s most anticipated night out is just around the corner as the 12th annual Wine and Food Show, presented by White Oaks Mall, returns to Western Fair District. Three days dedicated to sampling the finest foods, wines, spirits, and beers, while being entertained by everything from stage cooking presentations, tasting seminars, music, fashion shows and more. Thursday kicks things off with Connoisseurs’ Night. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur, foodie or somewhere in between, Thursday is a chance to experience the tastiest day of the show, crafted specifically for...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Caretaker of the Year. This award recognises the unsung heroes of racing – the caretakers who maintain the health and welfare of the horses on a daily basis. To nominate someone for Caretaker of the Year, please email us with the name of your nominee and a written description of why they deserve to be recognised as Caretaker of the Year. Nominations are due before January 27, 2017. Five finalists will be selected from the nominees, afterwards, public voting will take place in the Raceway's Race Office. The winner will be...

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas is almost here! For some of us that means we can put down the glitter and relax a bit and for others it means we need to make a frantic trip to the mall (*shutter*). I'm option two, with more than half my list to shop for and only 1.5 days left to do it, I need all the help I can get! One of my favourite things to buy for people is anything wine or food related, as a mild connoisseur myself it makes it easy and who doesn't love a delicious bottle of wine with their favourite food/snack for Christmas!? Do you have any wine and food lovers on your list? If so here...

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Learn the language of wine! Do you ever find yourself searching for the right word to describe what you're tasting in your favourite glass of red? Is reading a wine review like reading a foreign language?  Learn some basic wine terms and you'll be a fluent drinker speaker in no time! Acidity  Acidity is naturally found in every wine, however it is more pronounced in some varietals, styles, or vintages than it is in others. Acidity is a way to describe a wines sharp or crisp characteristics and can easily be distinguished by the tingling sensation that...

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Friday, November 25, 2016

The Raceway at Western Fair District is once again proud to support the Salvation Army’s annual toy drive. The initiative helps provide toys to boys and girls in the community and help bring the Christmas spirit to the less fortunate. The public is encouraged to drop off a new, unwrapped gift in The Raceway’s lobby, located at 900 King Street. The gifts donated will be delivered to children as part of the Salvation Army’s hamper program. The toy drive kicks of Friday November 25th and runs up until Sunday December 11th. More Information

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Even Tracy Moore would approve!   Pumpkin Pot Take those old pumpkin candy holders from drab to fab. Get started.   Frankenstein Front Door An easy but awesome way to add some Halloween to your front door.   Bouquet of Shrunken Heads Here's a Halloween deco project so creepy you'll loose your head over it! Why not try displaying them in a vase ir sticking them your existing planters. Instructions here.   Skull Centerpiece Who knew a skull could be such a ghoulishly perfect vessel! Get the instructions....

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