Please note that a CAP CARD is required for free fair admission for persons with disabilities, no exceptions.

The WFD community assistance program was developed in 2011, for persons with disabilities, with great success.  A three year grace period, allowed the community to learn about the benefits of the program, and register for a card which provides 5 years of FREE Admission to the annual Fair, and discounted rates for many other WFD events throughout the year.  

Our Customer Service and Admissions staff were indulgent with customers, throughout the grace period, who had not heard about the program or checked the WFD event website prior to attending an event that a CAP CARD is required to access the FREE Admission program.  This grace period ends/ended August 31, 2014. 

Going forward presenting a CAP CARD at an admission gate will be the only way to access the annual Fair for free.  Without a CAP CARD in hand, Gate Staff will require full admission for individuals with a disability, and their support person, who arrive at the gates without a CAP card. 

If you do not have a CAP CARD, please allow two weeks, for your CAP application to be received, approved and processed in advance of the fair.  Cards applications received later than August 22, 2014 may not be processed in advance of the event.  We appreciate your understanding.

 

Community Access Program

The Western Fair District Community Access Program (C.A.P.) was designed to provide the named holder of the CAP card free or discounted admission for holder (being a person with a disability), and free admission for one support person.

At the present time, this program is administered by the Western Fair District, for the Annual Fair and all other WFA owned and operated events. Please check our website regularly www.westernfairdistrict.com or call our Guest Service Desk (519) 438-7203, extension 0, to see what events are covered by the Community Access Program. Other shows and events that take place at Western Fair District, and are operated by third parties, are not currently included in the Community Access Program.

 

Who Can Apply?

Person with a disability who requires a support person*.

*A support person is any person whether a paid professional, volunteer, family member, or friend who accompanies a person with a disability in order to help with communications, mobility, personal care or medical needs or with access to goods or services.

Application Process:

The application form must be submitted by the person with the disability, or a legal guardian, or support worker on his/her behalf.

The applicant must be a patient or client of the authorizing medical doctor/service provider. The authorizing health care provider must sign the application. If not a client of any health care professional/service provider a licensed MD must sign the application.

All applicants must have their photo on the Community Access Program card. There are three ways to submit a photo with application. (Please Note: Photos will not be stored and will be deleted upon completion of application process.)

Photos must be a forward facing, head shot.

  1. If you do not have a camera/photo. Phone 519-438-7203 ext 381 or email bsayler@westernfairdistrict.com to arrange a date and time to come to WFA offices and have your photo taken.
  2. Email a jpg photo* to bsayler@westernfairdistrict.com. Ensure that your completed application accompanies the photo. This will require you to print and scan the application form, as signatures are required.
  3. Mail photo* and completed application to Western Fair Association, 316 Rectory St. London, ON N5W 3V9, Attention: B. Sayler. Please note photos will not be returned and will be deleted upon completion of application process.).

Applications that are incomplete will not be accepted. The applicant will be notified and asked to re-submit a complete and correct application.

 Please allow two weeks, for your CAP application to be received, approved and processed in advance of any event you wish to attend.  Cards received later than this may not be processed in advance of the event.  We appreciate your understanding. 

Card Benefits

Below is a chart that details the specific benefits currently supported by the CAP card.

Event

Client

(All pricing is off regular price, not advanced pricing)

Support Worker

Annual 10 day Western Fair

  Entry

free admission

free admission

  Rides & Games

regular price

regular price

Speed & Custom Car Show

1/2 price admission

free admission

Wine & Food Show

  Entry

1/2 price admission

free admission

  Sample tickets

regular price

regular price

Beer & BBQ Show

  Entry

1/2 price admission

free admission

  Sample tickets

regular price

regular price

Farm Show

1/2 price admission

free admission

Poultry Show

1/2 price admission

free admission

All Equine Show

1/2 price admission

free admission

Golf Show & Sale Show

1/2 price admission

free admission

Lifestyle Home Show

1/2 price admission

free admission

London Nationals* 
*Regular season only, playoff not included

Free admission

Free admission

Yuk Yuk's*
*Regular shows only, special events not included 

1/2 price admission

free admission

As this program evolves, we hope to add more shows and events accepting the CAP card in the District so please check our web-site regularly for updates. www.westernfairdistrict.com .If you have any questions or concerns please don`t hesitate to call us at 519-438-7203 ext 381 or ext 0. 

 

Terms and Conditions:

The applicant must present the CAP card to ticket seller when entering the grounds, or event/ facility.

The person with the disability and the support person must attend and stay together the entire time they are on our grounds.

The card is non-transferrable.

The card is valid for a 5-year term. Upon expiry date that card is no longer valid and applicant must submit new application and provide updated photo to receive a new card.

At the present time, this program is administered by the Western Fair District, for the Annual Western Fair and all other WFD owned and operated events. Please check our website regularly, or call our Guest Service Desk (519) 438-7203, extension 0 to see what events are covered* by the Community Access Program. Other shows and events that take place at Western Fair District, that are operated by third parties, are not currently included in the Community Access Program.

*Annual Western Fair, London Wine and Food Show, Sports & Recreation Show, Western Fair Farm Show, Western Fair Poultry Show. (Shows subject to change.)

The C.A.P. card is a privilege, not a right. Misuse or abuse of this card shall result in the immediate termination and confiscation of the card and its privileges.

There is a $ 20.00 replacement fee for a lost or stolen card.


Download the Community Access Program info in PDF

 

AODA:

To request Policies, Practices and Procedures for providing customer service to people with disabilities contact bsayler@westernfairdistrict.com




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