CAFE’S PAST PRESIDENTS

1923 - Present

 

Established in 1923, CAFE has since been led by a Board of Directors, spearheaded by Presidents from exhibitions and associations accross Canada (and even the United States). Some notable additions to CAFE’s list of past presidents are Cheryl McBain (2001), CAFE’s first female president, J. Charles Yule of the Calgary Stampede, who first served a double term as president, and Rudy C. Hoffman, president 1997-98, of Libbertt Concessions Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana.

* indicates deceased / indique décédé

CAFE PAST PRESIDENTS / ANCIENS PRÉSIDENT(E)S - 1923 -1948


1923-1924 - D.T Elderkin*
Provincial Exhibition of Saskatchewan - Regina SK
1924-1925 - J.K. Paisley* Central Canada Exhibition - Ottawa ON 1925-1926 - P.W. Abbott* Edmonton Exhibition - Edmonton AB 1926-1927 - Col S.E. Francois* Canada's Great Eastern Exhibition - Sherbrooke QC 1927-1928 - H.A. Porter* Saint John Exhibition - Saint John NB 1928-1929 - Sid W. Johns* Saskatoon Industrial Exhibition Ltd - Saskatoon SK 1929-1930 - D.E. MacKenzie* BC Provincial Exhibition - New Westminster BC 1930-1931 - Herb H McElroy* Central Canada Exhibition - Ottawa ON 1931-1932 - James E. Rettie* Provincial Exhibiton of MB - Brandon MB 1932-1933 - Georges Morisset* Québec Provincial Exhibition - Québec City QC 1933-1934 - D.T. Elderkin* Provincial Exhibition of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon SK 1934-1935 - Elwood A. Hughes* Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 1935-1936 - J.W. Boulter* Prince Edward Island Exhibition - Charlottetown PE 1936-1937 - Sid W. Johns* Saskatoon Industrial Exhibition Ltd - Saskatoon SK 1937-1938 - A.W. MacKenzie* Maritime Winter Fair - Amherst NS 1938-1939 - Emery Boucher* Exposition Provinciale de Québec - Québec City QC 1939-1941 - Frank Lordly* Provincial Exhibition of Nova Scotia - Halifax NS 1941-1942 - S.C. McLennan* Canada Pacific Exhibition - Vancouver BC 1942-1944 - T.Gordon Dalgliesh* Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 1944-1946 - J. Charles Yule* Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 1946-1947 - J .Charles Yule* Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 1947-1948 - W.D. Jackson* Western Fair Association - London ON




CAFE PAST PRESIDENTS / ANCIENS PRÉSIDENT(S)E - 1948 - 1973


1948-1949 - W.D. Jackson* Western Fair Association - London ON 1949-1950 - Tom H. McLeod* Regina Agricultural & Industrial Exhibition - Regina SK 1950-1951 - A.C. Ross* Sherbrooke Winter Fair - Sherbrooke QC 1951-1952 - A.B. (Tony) Banks* Nova Scotia Association of Exhibitions - Truro NS 1952-1953 - V. Ben Williams* Pacific National Exhibition - Vancouver BC 1953-1954 - Sam Foster* Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 1954-1955 - S.N. (Steve) MacEachern* Saskatoon Industrial Exhibition Ltd - Saskatoon SK 1955-1956 - James Paul* Edmonton Exhibition Association Ltd - Edmonton AB 1956-1957 - W. Raymond Crewdson* Fredericton Exhibition Limited - Fredericton NB 1957-1958 - Evan D. McGugan* Western Fair Association - London ON 1958-1959 - Hiram E. McCallum* Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 1959-1960 - Jack K. Clarke* Central Canada Exhibition - Ottawa ON 1960-1961 - A.J. (Al) Anderson* Edmonton Exhibition Association Ltd - Edmonton AB 1961-1962 - Alex Thomson* Maritime Winter Fair - Amherst NS 1962-1963 - Jean Alarie* Exposition de Régionale de Trois-Rivières - Trois-Rivières QC 1962-1963 - A.P. (Bert) Morrow* Pacific National Exhibition - Vancouver BC 1963-1964 - J.N. Perdue* Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 1964-1965 - R.E. (Bob) Stewart* Red River Exhibition - Winnipeg MB 1965-1966 - R.E. (Bob) Stewart* Red River Exhibition - Winnipeg MB 1966-1967 - W.R. (Bill) Walker* Canadian Lakehead Exhibition - Thunder Bay ON 1967-1968 - Irv W. Parsons Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 1968-1969 - Elwood F. Hart Saskatoon Industrial Exhibition Ltd - Saskatoon SK 1970-1971 - W.D. (Bill) Fear Niagara Regional Exhibition - Welland ON 1971-1972 - John D. Rennie* Pacific National Exhibition - Vancouver BC 1972-1973 - David E. Garrick Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON




CAFE PAST PRESIDENTS / ANCIENS PRÉSIDENT(S)E - 1973 - 1998


1973-1974 - Cliff E. Shriff Regina Exhibition Association - Regina SK 1974-1975 - Paul E. Mahaeux Provinciale Exposition de Québec - Québec City QC 1975-1976 - W.M. (Bill) Pratt* Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 1976-1977 - David Coombes* Atlantic Winter Fair - Halifax NS 1977-1978 - Howard Tate* Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 1978-1979 - Elwood F. Hart Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Corp - Saskatoon SK 1979-1980 - Larry Johnstone Regina Exhibition Association - Regina SK 1980-1982 - David Wright Central Ontario Exhibition - Kitchener ON 1982-1983 - Ralph Murray* Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede - Medicine Hat AB 1983-1984 - Ken Knowles Regina Exhibition Association - Regina SK 1984-1985 - Don Jacques Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 1985-1986 - Jack Sirrs Pacific National Exhibition - Vancouver BC 1986-1987 - George Hughes Edmonton Northlands - Edmonton AB 1987-1988 - Pierre Brousseau Expo Québec - Québec City QC 1988-1989 - Don Reid Central Canada Exhibition - Ottawa ON 1989-1990 - Jack Berthelsen Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 1990-1991 - Harvey Carroll Pacific National Exhibition - Vancouver BC 1991-1992 - Don Gedlaman BC Association of Ag Fairs & Exhibitions - Lake Cowichan BC 1992-1993 - L.W. (Mitch) Mitchell Concessions - Brandon MB 1993-1994 - James D. (Jim) Fraser Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 1994-1995 - Goron I. Porteous Camrose Regional Exhibition - Camrose AB 1995-1996 - Gary K. McRae Western Fair Association - London ON 1996-1997 - E.W. (Ed) Sikorski Saskatoon Prairieland Exhibition Corp - Saskatoon SK 1997-1998 - Rudy C. Hoffman Libbertt Concessions Inc - Indianapolis IN




CAFE PAST PRESIDENTS / ANCIENS PRÉSIDENT(E)S - 1998 - 2020


1998-1999 - R. Elmer MacDonald* Atlantic Association of Exhibitions - Borden PE 1999-2000 - Steve Edwards Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 2000-2001 - Paul Robson Red River Exhibition Association - Winnipeg MB 2001-2002 - Cheryl McBain Central Canada Exhibition Association - Ottawa ON 2002-2003 - Judy Reimer Saskatchewan Association of Agricultural Societies & Exhibitions - Saskatoon SK 2003-2004 - Mark Regier Prairieland Exhibition Park - Saskatoon SK 2004-2005 - Terry E. Payne Outdoor Box Office Ltd - Brandon MB 2005-2006 - Rey Wosar Northlands Park - Edmonton AB 2006-2007 - David M. Bednar Canadian National Exhibition Association - Toronto ON 2007-2008 - Rudy Friesen Lethbridge & District Exhibition - Lethbridge ON 2008-2009 - Adele M. Moore Prince Edward Island Association of Exhibitions - Charlottetown PE 2009-2010 - Carl Schlosser* Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation - Saskatoon SK 2010-2012 - Harry Emmott Paris Agricultural Society - Paris ON 2012-2013 - Karen Oliver Procincial Exhibition of MB - Brandon MB 2013-2014 - Virginia Ludy
Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 2014-2016 - Jim Laurendeau Calgary Exhibition & Stampede - Calgary AB 2016-2018 - Greg (Scooter) Korek North American Midway Entertainment - Calgary AB 2018-2019 - John Peco Canadian National Exhibition - Toronto ON 2019-Present - Amanda Frigon Edmonton Northlands - Edmonton AB





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