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Monday, October 25, 2021

London, Ontario, October 25, 2021: The 2021 Hugh Mitchell – Western Fair 4-H Endowment Fund Scholarship has been awarded to Kyle Farquharson of Mount Brydges, Ontario. Kyle is a University of Guelph student, pursuing an Honours Bachelor in Agricultural Science. A long-serving 4-H...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

LONDON, Ontario - June 29, 2021 - Forest City SynBio Inc. ("FCSB") partners with the Western Fair Association to build a 7,000-sf synthetic biology startup accelerator within The Grove, set to open doors early 2022. Tapping into The Grove's $7.2M grant from FedDev Ontario to...

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

London, ON, June 15, 2021 -- The Western Fair Association’s Board of Governors and management team announced today that the 146th Western Fair which was scheduled to take place this Fall from September 10 – 19 has been cancelled. The Western Fair is one of many across the country...

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Monday, March 29, 2021

SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO – A new initiative to support start-ups in southwestern Ontario’s food and beverage manufacturing industry has launched – and it’s inviting hundreds of entrepreneurs to get involved. Foodpreneur Advantage is open for registrations from people...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

London, ON, Feb. 10, 2021 -- We are all feeling a bit cooped up these days. Make the most of it by getting your ticket to the premier poultry event in Canada, coming to you in a virtual format this year. Mark your calendars for Engage - a virtual National Poultry Show event, sponsored by Aviagen...

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

London, February 3, 2020 -- The London Farm Show has been around more than 82 years and has grown into the largest indoor farm show in Eastern Canada. It has seen many changes during that period but this year will be something new for the historic show as it goes virtual for the first time....

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

$7.2 million to expand London agri-food accelerator, boost food and beverage companies and support 650 jobs January 21, 2021          London, Ontario                ...

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

London, January 11, 2020 -- The first Hugh Mitchell – Western Fair 4-H Endowment Fund Scholarship has been awarded to Emily Duenk of Denfield. Duenk is pursuing her Masters of Science in the Plant Science department at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown campus. She was recognized...

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Friday, December 11, 2020

Effective this Monday, December 14 at 12:01 a.m., as part of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework, Middlesex-London will be moving into the Red-Control zone. As a result, the Grandstand facility will be temporarily closed to the public until restrictions are lifted. This change means that...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

London, November 17, 2020 -- In what is now a familiar story across the event industry, the Western Fair Association (WFA) one of the oldest agricultural societies in Ontario, lost all of its traditional shows and events following March 2020, in support of the worldwide fight against COVID-19. Many...

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