Canadian music legend Wayne Rostad performed for a very appreciative audience on the final day of the 2022 Avonmore Fair. Gerd Lohmann, Rostad’s manager, explained the performer hosted “On the Road Again” and “Country Report” on CBC for many years. He continued how Rostad is a dedicated supporter of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, with a portion of his CD sales and 100 per cent of the profit from Christmas in The Valley provided to CHEO. Following the performance and conversations with fans, Rostad autographed CDs and his autobiography “On the Road Again”. From the left: Debbie Perin, Wayne Rostad and Alberta Primeau. Thompson Goddard Photo
AVONMORE – The 167th Avonmore Fair began with the Farmers’ Olympics, sponsored by the Stormont-Glengarry Junior Farmers, on Fri., July 15 and ended with a community roast beef dinner on Sun., July 17. Throughout the three-day event there was plenty of entertainment for people of all ages throughout the fairgrounds. There was the 4-H Dairy Calf Rally, the Horse and Pony Show, as well a 4-H and Open Beef Show. The Super Structure was a popular spot throughout the fair, with an entertainment area as well as the Children’s Agricultural Area. The venue provided a great selection of musicians, dancers and being the location for the very successful evening dances and the Wayne Rostad concert.
There were a few fun activities available at the fair; outside there were AirBounce Inflatables, interactive activities, and agricultural displays as well as the Children’s Fun Run and the Children’s Tractor Pull.
Carolyn Thompson Goddard, grew up in Chesterville and attended North Dundas District High School. After completing her BA in Political Science at Carleton University she has worked as a medical secretary and library technician. In 2020 she graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Journalism and has been a reporter and column writer for The Chesterville Record for over 10 years.