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CAFE launches second annual agricultural children’s book competition

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Friday, March 27, 2020 – The Canadian Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (CAFE) is proud to announce the second edition of the Youth Inspired! Children’s Book Competition.

The Youth Inspired! Children’s Book Competition encourages youth across Canada to write a story that focuses on at least one segment of Canadian agriculture. The goal is to increase the number of books about Canadian agriculture available to children. Youth are asked to write a story that is creative, educational, and includes illustrations. Winning entries will be published and available for purchase. The deadline to submit is September 25, 2020. This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

“We are excited to receive another round of entries this year. Thanks to the support of Canadian Heritage, we are able to provide youth with the opportunity to get creative and learn more about Canadian agriculture,” said Christina Franc, CAFE Executive Director. “This is a great project for youth of all ages to enjoy while they are home.”

"Our government is pleased to support this project through the Youth Take Charge Program, which helps our youth become active and engaged citizens," said the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage. "This program helps kids across Canada not only to develop their creative skills but also learn about our history and our culture."

For full details on the Youth Inspired! Children’s Book Competition and downloadable writing kits visit:


Holly Campbell, Program Coordinator


About CAFE

The Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibitions is a registered charity, which represents about 700 fairs and agricultural societies across Canada. CAFE is committed to fostering excellence through innovative leadership with partners and key stakeholders, providing meaningful resources, collaborating to increase national awareness and ensuring a sustainable future for the fair and event industry.

After the inaugural year, six books have been published and are available for sale. If you wish to purchase any, please contact

About the Youth Take Charge Program

Canadian Heritage's Youth Take Charge program supports youth-led projects that exemplify the ability to strengthen youth attachment to Canada. It gives young people an opportunity to learn more about their country's rich history and diversity, and to become citizens actively involved in their communities.

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