President’s Message

On behalf of the Agriculture Society of Argenteuil, I am pleased to invite you to attend the 191st edition of the Expo Lachute Fair which will take place from July 7th through the 10th, 2016. It is my honour and privilege to be president of this event. How lucky we are to have continuity as this year two other agricultural exhibitions in Quebec have closed. Agricultural exhibitions are in a transition period, we must listen to our visitors and our agricultural producers and exhibitors to ensure this continuity.

Once again this year we have assembled a varied program to appeal to all tastes.  Whether it is for the various animal competitions, heavy and miniature horses, dairy and beef cattle as well as the poultry and handicraft expositions.  A detour is definitely worthwhile to see the passion and pride of our breeders in the preparation of their animals for these different competitions.

Again we have the privilege of having an exhibition of agricultural machinery from yesteryears to present day and not to be missed “The Chainsaw Lady” that makes wood carving with a chainsaw.

Once again, the very popular demolition derby, a must see on Saturday night that will continue on Sunday with the finals in a new class, and also the antique tractor pull. Let’s not forget our entertainment tent which will feature musical groups performing from Thursday to Sunday.

In closing I would like to thank all the directors of our Society for their dedication and the countless hours they spent in making the Expo a success. A special thank you to all the sponsors whether through donations or loans of machinery and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Quebec and the Quebec Association of Agricultural Fairs, for without them the Expo Lachute Fair would not be possible.

Hope to see you at the expo.

Pierre Filion, President Expo Lachute Fair 2016