ABOUT THE LAS
ABOUT THE LAS
The lindsay agricultural society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operated with the support of 
The Lindsay Agricultural Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operated with the support of 
Our Vibrant Community
Donations
And vOLUNTEERS
Our Vibrant Community
Donations
And vOLUNTEERS

The Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS) was formed in 1854 for the purpose of encouraging an awareness of agriculture and promoting improvements in the quality of life of persons living in the local agricultural community and beyond.

Throughout the society’s 170 years, it has remained loyal to its mandate, consistently promoting the agricultural community and forging ties through the region with service clubs, youth groups, and other organizations.

The LAS annually hosts the Lindsay Exhibition, the fourth-largest agricultural fair in Ontario. The new LAS facilities have hosted numerous other shows and events including prestigious livestock shows, agricultural specialty shows, home and craft shows, trade shows and consumer shows; all of which add strength to the fabric of the community and agricultural life.

The goal of the Lindsay Agricultural Society is to present agriculture in a manner that is both educational and entertaining to the rural and urban population.

Facts

LAS VISION & STRATEGIC PILLARS

LAS VISION & STRATEGIC PILLARS

Our Constitution

Our Constitution

who are we?

Board Directors

Beverley Fisher

President

Isaac Breadner

1st Vice President

Kathy Moor

2nd Vice President

Andrew Veale

Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Lois Batty

Past President

Suzanne Barker

Board Director

Brian Burke

Board Director

Glen Heath

Board Director

John McMahon

Board Director

Tricia Staples

Board Director

Paul Starr

Board Director

Larry Todd

Board Director

Candace Webster

Board Director

Madison Webster

Board Director

Jim Whitaker

Board Director

 

 

 

Beverley Fisher

President

Isaac Breadner

1st Vice President

Kathy Moor

2nd Vice President

Andrew Veale

Secretary/Treasurer

Dr. Lois Batty

Past President

Suzanne Barker

Board Director

Brian Burke

Board Director

Glen Heath

Board Director

John McMahon

Board Director

Tricia Staples

Board Director

Paul Starr

Board Director

Larry Todd

Board Director

Candace Webster

Board Director

Madison Webster

Board Director

Jim Whitaker

Board Director

 

 

 

Staff

Shanice Sproule

General Manager

Maddie Carey-Tyler

Competitions Coordinator

Hailey McFadden

Vendor Show Coordinator

Don Hughes

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Shelley Solomon

Finance Administrator

Lindsey Vella

Office Assistant

Matthew Searles

Grounds Manager

Jamie Landry

Assistant Grounds Manager

Shanice Sproule

General Manager

Maddie Carey-Tyler

Competitions Coordinator

Don Hughes

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Jamie Landry

Assistant Grounds Manager

Hailey McFadden

Vendor Show Coordinator

Matthew Searles

Grounds Manager

Shelley Solomon

Finance Administrator

Lindsey Vella

Office Assistant

the COMMITTEES

the COMMITTEES

AG AWARENESS

Committee Chair:

Jack Kyle

This committee is responsible for providing agriculture education programming at the LEX and organizes other events throughout the year that focus on delivering accessible agriculture education to the community.

COMMUNITY BONDS

Committee Co-Chair:

Chris English & Isaac Breadner

The Community Bonds committee was created in 2021 to manage Project Prosper and the community bonds investment raise in order to build the KOA campground on the LAS grounds.

HOMECRAFT

Committee Chair:

Suzanne Barker

The Homecraft committee is responsible for organizing the Homecraft competition at the LEX each year.

MARKET LIVESTOCK

Committee Chair:

Dr. Lois Batty

The Market Livestock committee is responsible for organizing the Market Livestock Show & Sale at the LEX each year. This committee has representatives from each of the species committees that are represented at the show, in addition to other local meat producers.

SPOTLIGHT ON AGRICULTURE

Committee Chair:

Robin Brown

The Spotlight on Agriculture committee is responsible for organizing the Spotlight on Agriculture Awards Gala that is held annually. This event recognizes excellence in agriculture within the local community

AG PRODUCTS

Committee Chair:

Lisa Bowen

The Agriculture Products committee is responsible for organizing the Ag Products competition at the LEX each year.

HORSE PULL

Committee Chair:

Tom Harrison

The Horse Pull committee is responsible for organizing the Horse Pull competition at the LEX each year.

TASTE OF KAWARTHA

Committee Chair:

Jack Kyle

The Taste of Kawartha committee is a Ag Awareness sub-committee. This committee is responsible for organizing the Taste of Kawartha event for local grade 3 students. This event aims to educate students on the importance of agriculture by bringing multiple commodity groups together for one event that provides ag ed that is aligned with the grade 3 school curriculum.

AMBASSADOR OF THE FAIR

Committee co-Chairs:

Tricia Staples

The Ambassador of the Fair committee is responsible for organizing the Ambassador of the Fair competition at the LEX each year.

DAIRY (HOLSTEIN)

Committee Chair:

Jason Millen

The Dairy committee is responsible for organizing the Holstein competition at the LEX each year.

HORTICULTURE

Committee Chair:

Evelyn Chambers

The Horticulture committee is responsible for organizing the Horticulture competition at the LEX each year.

MILKING SHORTHORNS

Committee Chair:

Ryan Barrett

The Milking Shorthorn committee is responsible for organizing the National Milking Shorthorn Show at the LEX each year.

TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Committee Chair:

Joan Swain

The Truck & Tractor Pull committee is responsible for organizing the Truck & Tractor Pull at the LEX each year.

Boy & Boot Project Committee (adhoc)

Committee Chair:

Dick Karelsen

This committee was formed for the purpose of installing the commemorative WWII statue called “The Boy and the Boot”  on the island in front of the LEX Office.

DAIRY GOAT

Committee Chair:

Natalie Mitchell

The Dairy Goat committee is responsible for organizing the Dairy Goat competition at the LEX each year.

HUNTER JUMPER

Committee Chair:

Melanie Stainton

The Hunter Jumper committee is responsible for organizing the Hunter Jumper Show at the LEX each year.

LEX PARADE

Committee Chair:

Adam Hayward

The Parade Committee is responsible for organizing and facilitating the LEX parade each year. The parade takes place on Opening Day of the Lindsay Exhibition.

VENDOR SHOW

Committee Chair:

Suzanne Barker

This committee is responsible for organizing the vendor shows that are organized by the Lindsay Agricultural Society. These currently include the Spring and Fall Home & Living Shows in addition to the LAS Craft Marketplace & Gift Show. This committee meets frequently throughout the year.

Beef

Committee Chair:

Dr. Lois Batty

The Beef committee is responsible for organizing the Beef competitions at the LEX each year.

Fundraising

Committee Chair:

Isaac Breadner

This committee was formed in 2020 with the goal of ensuring the LAS had sufficient financial support from the community to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

JUNIOR ARTS & CRAFTS

Committee Chair:

Garry Schubert

The Junior Arts committee is responsible for organizing the Junior Arts & Crafts competition at the LEX each year.

POULTRY

Committee Chair:

Leanne Ashton

The Poultry committee is responsible for organizing the Poultry Show & Sale at the LEX each year.

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

Committee Chair:

Amy-Jo Archer

The Volunteer Recognition committee is responsible for organizing the Volunteer Appreciation event each year, in addition to ensuring volunteers are appropriately acknowledged for their service, keeping track of volunteers at each event, and ensuring their years of service are tracked accurately. This committee also oversees the selection of the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

CAMPGROUND

Committee Chair:

Len Dawson

The Campground committee is responsible for overseeing the KOA Campground project at the LEX. This committee meets frequently throughout the year.

HEAVY HORSE

Committee Chair:

Steven Norris

The Heavy Horse committee is responsible for organizing the Heavy Horse Show at the LEX each year.

LIGHT HORSE

Committee Chair:

Lynn Tompkins (Burkholder)

The Light Horse committee is responsible for organizing the Light Horse Show at the LEX each year.

SHEEP

Committee Chair:

Kattie Sims

The Sheep committee is responsible for organizing the Sheep Show at the LEX each year.

AG AWARENESS

Committee Chair:

Jack Kyle

This committee is responsible for providing agriculture education programming at the LEX and organizes other events throughout the year that focus on delivering accessible agriculture education to the community.

AG PRODUCTS

Committee Chair:

Lisa Bowen

The Agriculture Products committee is responsible for organizing the Ag Products competition at the LEX each year.

AMBASSADOR OF THE FAIR

Committee co-Chairs:

Tricia Staples

The Ambassador of the Fair committee is responsible for organizing the Ambassador of the Fair competition at the LEX each year.

Beef

Committee Chair:

Dr. Lois Batty

The Beef committee is responsible for organizing the Beef competitions at the LEX each year.

Boy & Boot Project Committee (adhoc)

Committee Chair:

Dick Karelsen

This committee was formed for the purpose of installing the commemorative WWII statue called “The Boy and the Boot”  on the island in front of the LEX Office.

CAMPGROUND

Committee Chair:

Len Dawson

The Campground committee is responsible for overseeing the KOA Campground project at the LEX. This committee meets frequently throughout the year.

COMMUNITY BONDS

Committee Co-Chair:

Chris English & Isaac Breadner

The Community Bonds committee was created in 2021 to manage Project Prosper and the community bonds investment raise in order to build the KOA campground on the LAS grounds.

DAIRY (HOLSTEIN)

Committee Chair:

Jason Millen

The Dairy committee is responsible for organizing the Holstein competition at the LEX each year.

DAIRY GOAT

Committee Chair:

Natalie Mitchell

The Dairy Goat committee is responsible for organizing the Dairy Goat competition at the LEX each year.

Fundraising

Committee Chair:

Isaac Breadner

This committee was formed in 2020 with the goal of ensuring the LAS had sufficient financial support from the community to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

HEAVY HORSE

Committee Chair:

Steven Norris

The Heavy Horse committee is responsible for organizing the Heavy Horse Show at the LEX each year.

HOMECRAFT

Committee Chair:

Suzanne Barker

The Homecraft committee is responsible for organizing the Homecraft competition at the LEX each year.

HORSE PULL

Committee Chair:

Tom Harrison

The Horse Pull committee is responsible for organizing the Horse Pull competition at the LEX each year.

HORTICULTURE

Committee Chair:

Evelyn Chambers

The Horticulture committee is responsible for organizing the Horticulture competition at the LEX each year.

HUNTER JUMPER

Committee Chair:

Melanie Stainton

The Hunter Jumper committee is responsible for organizing the Hunter Jumper Show at the LEX each year.

JUNIOR ARTS & CRAFTS

Committee Chair:

Garry Schubert

The Junior Arts committee is responsible for organizing the Junior Arts & Crafts competition at the LEX each year.

MARKET LIVESTOCK

Committee Chair:

Dr. Lois Batty

The Market Livestock committee is responsible for organizing the Market Livestock Show & Sale at the LEX each year. This committee has representatives from each of the species committees that are represented at the show, in addition to other local meat producers.

MILKING SHORTHORNS

Committee Chair:

Ryan Barrett

The Milking Shorthorn committee is responsible for organizing the National Milking Shorthorn Show at the LEX each year.

LEX PARADE

Committee Chair:

Adam Hayward

The Parade Committee is responsible for organizing and facilitating the LEX parade each year. The parade takes place on Opening Day of the Lindsay Exhibition.

LIGHT HORSE

Committee Chair:

Lynn Tompkins (Burkholder)

The Light Horse committee is responsible for organizing the Light Horse Show at the LEX each year.

POULTRY

Committee Chair:

Leanne Ashton

The Poultry committee is responsible for organizing the Poultry Show & Sale at the LEX each year.

SHEEP

Committee Chair:

Kattie Sims

The Sheep committee is responsible for organizing the Sheep Show at the LEX each year.

SPOTLIGHT ON AGRICULTURE

Committee Chair:

Robin Brown

The Spotlight on Agriculture committee is responsible for organizing the Spotlight on Agriculture Awards Gala that is held annually. This event recognizes excellence in agriculture within the local community

TASTE OF KAWARTHA

Committee Chair:

Jack Kyle

The Taste of Kawartha committee is a Ag Awareness sub-committee. This committee is responsible for organizing the Taste of Kawartha event for local grade 3 students. This event aims to educate students on the importance of agriculture by bringing multiple commodity groups together for one event that provides ag ed that is aligned with the grade 3 school curriculum.

TRUCK & TRACTOR PULL

Committee Chair:

Joan Swain

The Truck & Tractor Pull committee is responsible for organizing the Truck & Tractor Pull at the LEX each year.

VENDOR SHOW

Committee Chair:

Suzanne Barker

This committee is responsible for organizing the vendor shows that are organized by the Lindsay Agricultural Society. These currently include the Spring and Fall Home & Living Shows in addition to the LAS Craft Marketplace & Gift Show. This committee meets frequently throughout the year.

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION

Committee Chair:

Amy-Jo Archer

The Volunteer Recognition committee is responsible for organizing the Volunteer Appreciation event each year, in addition to ensuring volunteers are appropriately acknowledged for their service, keeping track of volunteers at each event, and ensuring their years of service are tracked accurately. This committee also oversees the selection of the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.

OUR CONTACT INFORMATION

705-324-5551

FAX: 705-324-8111

info@lindsayex.com

354 Angeline St. S., Lindsay, ON K9V 4R2

705-324-5551

FAX: 705-324-8111

info@lindsayex.com

354 Angeline St. S., Lindsay, ON K9V 4R2

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