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Country Heritage Agricultural Society holds election

Group held their first contested election

By Diego Flammini,

The Country Heritage Agricultural Society held its first contested election since 2010 and a familiar face sits as the president of the group.

Bruce Saunders won the election and will return as the Society’s president. He said he’s looking forward to the challenges of the future.

“This is an exciting time for our society,” he said. “There are so many changes taking place right now at Country Heritage Park that I am honoured to be leading the charge on these new initiatives.”

Country Heritage Park (CHP) is an 80-acre site that pays homage to a rural crossroads community of 185 years ago. It has historic buildings, fairgrounds and showcases the people who helped build the foundations of food and farming as it is known today. The site also used to be the Ontario Agricultural Museum.

Joining Saunders as executives are Bev Hughes as vice president, Carolyn McDonnell and Brian Little as its members at large.

The executives work with another 13 members throughout Ontario to help improve Country Heritage Park, located in Milton, Ontario.

There are two new board members – Bruce Christie and Liz Lambrick. It also means that former members Bill Fulton and Brian Ellsworth will be moving on to other endeavours.

“While we have an infusion of new individuals through the membership, it is always hard to say goodbye to individuals you have worked with over the years,” Saunders said. “On behalf of the board, I want to personally thank both men for all they did – particularly as CHP transitioned within our corporate structure through general managers.”

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