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CAFE announces 2020 Award winners

The Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (CAFE) is pleased to announce the 2020 CAFE Awards winners! It continues to be important to celebrate greatness in our industry, however, the CAFE Awards looked a bit different this year. We still have our four main awards, but while focusing on the most significant contributions of individuals and organizations overall, we also looked particularly at how organizations had innovated in light of COVID-19. The 2020 CAFE Awards winners are: Service Member of the Year

Tin Lizzy Concessions

Innovation Award

Alberni District Fall Fair Association Exposition Agricole et alimentaire de St-Hyacinthe Lloydminster Agricultural Exhibition Association

Fair Champion

Christie Kerr Joanne Pettersen

Roll of Honour

Jane Milburn

Kathy Cleaver

Dale Greene

Awww Snap! Photo Competition

Bob Carinduff for “Superfans”

Christie Kerr for “Ag done a bit different”

Gregg Korek for “Stampede Fireworks” and “Where is everybody?”

Kathryn Lambert for “By Mama’s side” and “Making New Friends”

Kim Madu for “A super day”

Mike Trimble for “Hay art” and “log carving artist”

Mike Wuchterl for “winning colours

Salome Valente for “Dino Drive”

GRAND PRIZE: Scooter Korek for “Bright lights, warm nights”

Youth Inspired! Children's Book Winners

Ages 7-12 category

First place: Ashlynn W., Farmer’s guide to fishing

Second place: Liam D., Liam grows nasturtiums

Third place: Walker P., The bee farm

Aged 13-30 category

First place: Radha Amy P., There’s no such thing as a pie tree

Second place: Nathan K., Average potato

Third place: Brooke D., Bernice and Denice

Youth Inspired! Cohort II CCAs

Stacey Appleby

Katrina Barrett

Holly Campbell

Hannah Cox

Diane Fletcher

Bennett Kavals

Zion Lekovic

Darian Leung

Jordan Mapley

Carina Palaganas

Kayla Petersen

Courteney Ross

Faith Rousseaux

Joshua Sappier

Ilana Shecter

Emma Somerville

Shaina Vandemheen

Chinmoy Kar Victor

Madison Wall

Katrina Wieczorek

CAFE would like to congratulate all the winners and thank them for their dedication to our industry.

The winners were announced at our virtual CAFE Awards Gala as part of our UNconvention. The recording is available here.

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