Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

November 04, 2005 13:38 ET

Media Advisory/AAFC: 2005 Canadian Agri Food Awards of Excellence to be Presented at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 4, 2005) - On behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Andy Mitchell, MP Paul Steckle (Huron-Bruce), with Michael Belcourt, the President and Chairman of the Board of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, will present the 2005 Canadian Agri Food Awards of Excellence during a luncheon at the Fair in Toronto, on Monday, November 7. Minister Mitchell is unable to attend the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair because he has been called away for WTO negotiations.

The Canadian Agri Food Awards of Excellence were launched by AAFC and the Royal Agriculture Winter Fair in 2001. They are given for achievement in the areas of voluntarism, agri food export, environmental stewardship, innovation, and agricultural awareness and education. This year's recipients are from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec.

When: Monday, November 7
12 p.m.

Where: Royal Agriculture Winter Fair
Tanbark Room, 2nd floor, Upper East Annex
The Coliseum National Trade Centre
100 Princess Blvd

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food
    Matt Tolley
    (613) 759-1059
    Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa
    Media Relations
    (613) 759-7972 or 1-866-345-7972
    Royal Agriculture Winter Fair, Toronto
    Emily Miller
    (416) 263-3406