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CNE Ambassador of the Fairs 1st runner up is from Durham

DURHAM –  A young woman from Durham has been named the 1st runner up for the at the CNE Ambassador of the Fairs Competition. 

Ally Spielmacher, representing the Durham Agricultural Society came in second place after competing against 60 other contestants over 3 days at the CNE. Sara Emich of the Ancaster Agricultural Society was the big winner. 

Finalists were interviewed and judged on a wide range of criteria including: knowledge of the CNE and Canadian agriculture, poise, self-confidence, public speaking and overall impression.

The Ambassador of the Fairs competition is a longstanding tradition at the CNE, aiming to educate and celebrate Canada’s rich history in agriculture. The contest has seen more than 3000 contestants from over 100 communities across the province throughout its 48 years. As the newly crowned winner of the 2019 CNE Ambassador of the Fairs, Emick will participate in a series of official duties during the remaining 15 days of Canada’s largest fair while also representing her local agricultural community.