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2016 Ambassador Nicole Sykes

I am so incredibly honoured to have been given the opportunity to represent the Mitchell & District Agricultural Society this year. It has opened me up to multiple new opportunities to get involved with new aspects of the fair and community. As the fair ambassador, I had such a fun filled weekend and experienced parts of the fair I hadn’t before, such as the pet show and the baby competition, at which I handed out ribbons.

After the fair weekend ended I attended the District 8 meeting in November, where I met the other ambassadors for District 8, where we discussed what we can do to represent our communities. This past February, I went to the O.A.A.S Convention held in Toronto, and had an amazing experience. I met all the rest of the ambassadors. Throughout that weekend I learned what it means to be an ambassador and how important it is for youth to represent their community in this way. I also had the chance to get to know a few members of the agricultural society a little better, which helped me to get more involved throughout the rest of the year. I am looking forward to competing in the District 8 competition on May 2017, and to have the opportunity to work more on my speech writing and public speaking skills before the CNE in August. Throughout the year I have made lifelong friends with other ambassadors and I am so excited to compete in the CNE competition.

I have enjoyed all the opportunities I have been given so far this year, a few being the Santa Claus Parade, attending fair board meetings and other events in the community. I have gained so much more from this experience than I expected and I would highly recommend youth to come out and compete for this title. I am extremely appreciative of this opportunity and have had a great time representing the Mitchell & District Agricultural Society. I would like to thank the Mitchell Optimist Club for sponsoring me to run and everyone else who has supported me along the way. I wish the best of luck to everyone competing in the competition this year and hope everyone has a great fair weekend.

Nicole Sykes
2016 Mitchell Fall Fair Ambassador

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