Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is eligible to compete in the Markham Fair Ambassador
A: Young women and men between
the ages of 18 and 24 by August of 2018.
Q: What would be my duties as an Ambassador of Markham Fair.
A: Duties at the Fair – some public speaking, handing out ribbons, talking with
the general public.
Duties at the District Meeting – You will meet all the other Ambassador’s in our Region (last Saturday of
Duties at the President’s Ball (early November) – Dinner with the many volunteers – you will make a
speech on the subject of what you have done during the Fair as well as
offer thanks and recognition.
Duties at the Christmas Parades in Markham (last Saturday in November) and Stouffville (first Saturday in December) participating with our volunteers on our parade entry.
Duties at the Provincial Fair Convention ( Mid February) – a three day convention in
Toronto to prepare for the CNE and learning new life skills.
Duties at the C.N.E. – You will represent Markham Fair in the CNE Ambassador Competition held the first three days of the CNE with the chance of becoming the CNE Ambassador (August 2015).
Q: What is the Markham Fair looking for in a contestant?
A: We are looking for someone to best represent our Fair and our community. The successful candidates must possess the following qualities:
- A people person.
- Good public speaking skills.
- Outgoing and energetic.
Q: When is the Markham Fair?
A: September 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2017 (Always the weekend before thanksgiving)
Q: Where will the contest be held?
A: At the Markham Fair Grounds on the Thursday afternoon of the fair.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Wear clothing appropriate for a job interview.
Q: What sort of questions might I be asked during the contest?
A: You could be asked; general Fair questions, about the President of the Fair, about what’s in the Homecraft Building, what you like most about the Fair, about issues in the community or province, about
your hobbies/ interests/community involvement/goals, or about general farm questions (don’t worry if you are not from a rural background).
Prejudging will include an interview with the judges and a short quiz and the portion of the competition at the fair grounds will include some public speaking and interaction with the general public.
Questions? Please feel free to contact Heather Franzisi at 905-476-7524 to discuss this opportunity in detail.