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Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Organization

The Richmond Agricultural Society is a registered, not-for-profit organization, incorporated under a provincial act, the “Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act”.  The Society has a board of directors who are elected at an annual meeting.  The annual meeting is open to everyone and is held the second last Tuesday in January.  It costs $10.00 to become a member of the Society and $10.00 to be a Richmond Fair exhibitor, call (613) 838-3420 or e-mail us at richmondfair@sympatico.ca.  Visit our Web site at www.richmondfair.ca to view details of our organization, upcoming events during the year or at Richmond Fair.  You will also discover links to many other interesting agricultural sites.

The Richmond Agricultural Society has over 30 committees, composed of more than 400 devoted volunteers who work hard together each year for numerous events during the year including one of the most popular fairs in Eastern Ontario, the Richmond Fair.

 

Our Objective

We aim to present all facets of agriculture and rural life in a manner that is both educational and entertaining to the rural and urban/consumer-oriented fair-goers.

 

How We Support Our Society

  • Corporations
  • Small businesses
  • Service clubs
  • Professional practices
  • Community-minded individuals
  • Volunteer-operated functions

 

Membership Affiliations

  • Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS)
  • Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions (CAFÉ)
  • Ottawa Festival’s Network
  • Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
  • Canadian Recorded Music Licensing Company (Re:Sound)

Richmond Agricultural Society Executive - 2020

President Rob Parks
1st Vice President: Bruce Bain
2nd Vice President: Andre Messier
Past President: David Brown

Homecraft President: Sheri Kavanagh
G.M. / Secretary: Denise Crawford
Treasurer: Vacant

Committee Chairpersons – 2020

Attractions & Entertainment

Beer Gardens: David Rea
Entertainment: Jason Manion
Demolition Derby: Rob Parks
Lawn Tractor Pull: Gavin Grusnick
Agriculture Awareness: Mikhaila Kavanagh
Vintage Village: Bruce Bain
Community Gardens: Laura Boyd
Kiddyland: Marg Todd/Allison Todd

Senior Wagon Rides: Rick Todd
Golf Cart Shuttle Service: Rick Todd
Parade: vacant
Youth Talent Contest: Aida Attar
Senior Visits: Cindy Brown
Concessions: Andre Messier

Homecraft

Antiques & Collectibles: Laura Boyd
Home Brewing: Nigel Moorcroft
Fruits & Vegetables: Cathy Craig
Floral: BrendaThomas/JenniferDupuis
Arts & Handicrafts: Sue Dewar/Peggy Fadyk
Culinary Arts: Karen Donaldson

Junior Division: Sue Getty
Quilts: Alison Tranter/Sheri Kavanagh
Youth Poster: Sue Getty
Special Needs: Aida Attar
4-H: Cindy Brown
School Program: April Milroy

Livestock

Heavy Horses: Duncan MacGibbon
Miniature Horses: Jordan Alma
Saddle & Harness: Tricia Schouten
Western Horse & Pony: Michelle Roger
Western Obstacle Race: Michelle Roger

Dairy Cattle: Kenny Stuyt
Beef Cattle: Chris Lawton
4-H Dairy/Beef: Cindy Brown
Sheep: Kyle Seguin

History of Richmond Fair

The Richmond Agricultural Society was formed in 1841 as the Carleton County Agricultural Society.  In 1895, the Fair moved its operation from Bell's Corners to "Goodwood Park" in Richmond.  One of the reasons for moving to "Goodwood Park" was the excellent horse racing track owned by Hugh Reilly.  Racing events were extremely popular attractions for many years.  The Society leased the Park, for the duration of the Fair.  In 1927, the Agricultural Society purchased the property, 17.4 acres, for $2500, making it the permanent site of the Fair.  In 1950, the Village of Richmond's Town Hall was purchased and moved on to the site. As the Dining Hall, it has been a social centre for the Agricultural Society and the surrounding community.  That same year a new community centre was dedicated to the fallen soldiers of two world wars.  In 1962, the Society purchased an additional piece of adjoining property, 2.4 acres, from Harold Oscar Brown for $2000.  In 1979, the old Agricultural Display Building was replaced by a new curling rink, which is used for Homecraft and Commercial displays during the Fair.

Since the Agricultural Society's first Fair in 1844, the fall festival has been an opportunity for families to enjoy viewing the best of their neighbour's kitchens, crops, livestock, and machinery.  In the early years Agricultural Societies pooled resources to improve breeds, to purchase specialized machinery, and to provide a place for the sale of products from the kitchens, gardens, dairy and poultry of members.  This cooperative spirit still exists.

The agricultural fair is no longer the main source of information about improved agricultural practices and new technologies.  However, with the development of urban and suburban communities near our villages, the fairs play an important role in exposing the general public to agricultural practices.  As people move away from the farm, the Fair is a way to remind them about where their food comes from.  All this still occurs each year at the Richmond Fair, the third week‑end in September.

 

How You Can Help

Sponsors and donors of the Richmond Fair can get recognition of their participation in the fair in many ways.  All early sponsorships and donors are listed in the fair program, the Fair Book and in at least two locations on the Fairgrounds during the Fair.  When you support the Richmond Agricultural Society, you are also giving back to the community.

The following are some partnership opportunities offered to our dedicated sponsors:

  • Outside concession space
  • Outside Stage entertainment
  • Children Entertainment Area
  • Promote your business by entering a float in the Richmond Fair parade
  • Press releases of major sponsors in local newspapers
  • Promotion of your company or business on the Society website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Fairground promotion of major sponsors
  • Sponsor advertising in fair flyers, posters, etc.
  • Sponsorship of livestock show classes with public announcement of your support
  • You (or your company name) will be recognized in the fair=s promotional material wherever possible
  • Free gate admission passes/arena entertainment passes
  • Official tax receipts are issued for all cash donations

You will have the personal satisfaction of knowing that you have made an important and valuable contribution to the quality of life in our community.

If you are interested in becoming a partner of the Richmond Agricultural Society, please contact the Fair Office at 613 838-3420 or email: richmondfair@sympatico.ca today and discover why the Richmond Agricultural Society is the perfect place for partners hips within our community.

More detail on Richmond Fair Partnership Sponsor Opportunities follow and a listing of last year’s partners.

Richmond Fair Partnership Sponsor Opportunities

Corporate Sponsorship : $10,000+

  • 30 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • our name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 6 Major Sponsor Badges
  • Title rights to one of the Day at Fair (based on availability)

Premium Sponsorship : $5,000 - $9,999

  • 25 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 6 Major Sponsor Badges
  • Title rights to one of the Day at Fair (based on availability)

Platinum Sponsorship : $2,500 - $4,999

  • 20 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 4 Major Sponsor Badges

Diamond Sponsorship : $1,500 - $2,499

  • 15 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name will be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site
  • 2 Major Sponsor Badges

Gold Sponsorship : $500 - $999

  • 10 Gate Admissions
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds
  • Your logo displayed on our website, linkable to your site

Silver Sponsorship : $250 - $499

  • 6 to 8 Gate Admissions (depending on amount of $$)
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored, plus name on sponsor boards throughout grounds

Bronze Sponsorship : $100 - $249

  • 4 - 6 Gate Admissions (depending on amount of $$)
  • Special Invitation for Entry in Parade
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book and listed on the website
  • Banner display on class or event sponsored

Friends of the Fair : $50 - $99

  • 2 Gate Admissions (depending on amount of $$)
  • Your name can be associated with a class sponsorship Ain part@ in the Prize Book

The Richmond Agricultural Society wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 Richmond Fair

We apologize for any omissions or errors in this listing; late or smaller (friends of the fair) donations are not included.  We also thank the many businesses and individuals volunteering their services, before, during, and after the fair, whose names may not be included at this time.

Corporate - $10,000 or more

  • Bell Media
  • Caivan (Fox Run) Limited
  • City of Ottawa
  • Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd.

 

Premium - $5,000 to $9,999

  • Danby’s Roadhouse
  • Fallowfield Tree Farm
  • Gilmore Printing
  • Myers Automotive Group
  • J&M Harvey Property Management
  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs
  • PFC Property Management Inc.
  • Robinson Amusements Ltd.
  • Scotiabank, Richmond

 

Platinum - $2,500 to $4,999

  • Caltrio Company Ltd.

 

Diamond - $1,000 to $2,499

  • Bean Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd.
  • Bradley-Kelly Construction Ltd.
  • Bradley Insurance (Stittsville) Ltd.
  • C&N Electric Limited
  • Capital Water Supply Ltd.
  • CIBC, Richmond Community Investment
  • Cunningham Power & Light
  • General Welding & Fabrication
  • MolsonCoors Canada
  • Goldie Mohr Ltd.
  • Green Tech Ag & Turf Inc.
  • GT Signs
  • Marlboro Farms Inc.
  • Pure Country 94
  • William Reid
  • Schouten Corner View Farms Ltd.
  • The Commonwell Mutual Insurance

 

Gold - $500 to $999

  • Amsted Construction Ltd.
  • B&T MacFarlane Ottawa Limited
  • Bayview Windows
  • Capital Grading Ltd.
  • Car-O-Practor
  • Carleton Dairy Producer
  • Certika Financial Group Ltd.
  • D&B Green Acres Enterprises (PetValu)
  • Grain Growers of Ontario, District 13
  • L. Perkins Lumber Co. Ltd.
  • KAL’s Place Family Restaurant & Pizza
  • King’s Your Independent Grocer
  • McKee Engineering
  • Richmond Home Hardware
  • Rideau Valley Motors Ltd.
  • Richmond Village Pharmacy
  • Shelmar Management (Navan Vet)
  • Talos Custom Homes
  • TD Canada Trust
  • Unifor Local 34-0
  • VOS Trailer Sales
  • Wright`s Welding Limited

 

Silver - $250 to $499

  • AJL Construction Ltd.
  • Air Rock Drilling Co. Ltd.
  • Kowalenko & Associates Inc.
  • Asselstine Pope Family (Aggie Award)
  • Carleton Farm Seed Ltd.
  • Canadian Hackney Society
  • Freda Dolan
  • Ottawa Federation of Agriculture
  • Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Assoc
  • Ottawa Valley Commercial Horse Assoc
  • Paul McGahey Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • Perry O’Grady Tree Service
  • Richmond Volunteer Firefighters Assoc
  • Rick & Lydia Schouten
  • Smith Farm Equipment
  • Southpaw Contracting Ltd.
  • Mary Todd & Family
  • Tubman Funeral Homes
  • Dave Wright Excavating
  • VOS Trailer Ltd.
  • Wright’s Welding Limited
  • Yards Unlimited Landscaping Inc.

 

Bronze Partners - $100 to $499

  • Kowalenko & Associates Inc.
  • Balance Chiropratic and Massage
  • BeaverTails Pastry
  • Black’s Corners Motor Sports Inc.
  • Bob & Lynn's Service Centre
  • Cindy Brown
  • Linda Carter (Arnold Dobson Memorial)
  • Christine Lunn Insurance Ltd
  • Christopher's Meat Market
  • Climate Works
  • Joyce & William Cook
  • Cathy Craig
  • Cranberry Creek Dairy Farms Ltd.
  • Crossford Construction
  • Vivien Daly
  • Double H Minis (Mary Hume)
  • Douglas Fire Safety Systems Ltd.
  • Douglas Stables
  • Fallowfield Developments
  • Walter & Donna Foster
  • Glenn Fisher
  • John & Betty Foti
  • John & Barb Fraser
  • FreshCo
  • Golden Dell Farms
  • Edwin & Dawn Goodridge
  • Goodwood Masonic Lodge
  • Grenville Mutual Insurance
  • Grant & Leslie Hill
  • HPB Association Management Services Inc
  • J&K Plumbing & Central Vac Inc
  • Bonnie Jensen (Remax Metro-City Realty)
  • Jockbrae Farms Ltd.
  • Sharon & Mike Kelly
  • Kerr Karpentry Ltd.
  • Sonya Kinkade Designs
  • Laura Hands Design
  • Christopher Lawton
  • Lois Lohmann
  • Marlborough Pub & Eatery
  • Adele & Josh McCormick
  • Ron & Joy McCurdy
  • McGee Fencing Ltd.
  • McLaughlin Custom Carpentry Corp
  • Mementos Signs Awards Promotions
  • Douglas & Lois Moody
  • Edna Monahan
  • Mary Munro
  • NBG Polled Herefords
  • Nephin Winter Bingley Accountants
  • Ottawa Cattlemen’s Assoc
  • Pools’ Enterprises
  • Cheryl Ralph
  • Reis Equipment Centre
  • Richmond Home Hardware
  • Richmond Volunteer Firefighters Assoc
  • Ritchie Feed and Seed Ltd
  • Royal Lepage Realty Team
  • Eleanor Ross
  • Tricia A. Schouten Barrister & Solicitor
  • Jack & Mary Ann Scollan
  • Doug & Marilyn Seabrook
  • Shouldice Berry Farm
  • Ian Stackhouse
  • SynAgri LP
  • TD Bank
  • Mary Todd & Family
  • Walgreen Automotive Services
  • Kathleen & Robert Wells
  • Allan Wilson Farm Ltd
  • Keith & Lorna Wilson
  • Willow Agriserve Ltd.
  • The Wine Cellar (Carleton Place)
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  • Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Richmond Fair, and our community
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Richmond Agricultural Society

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Richmond Agricultural Society
P.O. Box 1210
Richmond, ON, K0A 2Z0

Tel: 613-838-3420
Fax: 613-838-3933
E-mail: info@richmondfair.ca

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