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OAAS COVID - 19 May 13 at 7:30 PM Topic: Virtual Fair - Shared screen with speaker view
Dawn Corless
29:29
Good evening everyone
Jim Kinnear
29:51
Hi Jim Kinnear from GNE
Bev Donaldson
30:18
hi Bev Donaldson from Schomberg
Kathleen Clodd
30:24
MILLBROOK FAIR
laura Cadwell
31:36
Good evening everyone from Drumbo Agricultrual Society
Ashley Brandt
32:24
Burks Falls here! Hello Everyone
Sandy Droefke
34:05
Good Evening from Walkerton
Katie Rice
34:09
Hello from Walkerton Ag Society
Sarah Murray
34:33
hello from Lucknow.
Lisa Stroszka
34:55
Hello from Arthur and Howick fair
Shirley Hartwick
41:14
Hello from Kincardine Ag Society
Joanne Caldecott
42:00
Hello from Walkerton Ag Society
Meredith Brophy
44:15
I'm wondering why your consensus was that prize money isn't needed for Virtual Competitions?
Carol Johnson
44:33
Hello from Chesterville & District Ag Society
Meredith Brophy
45:21
I see that for livestock shows, but prize money could be offered for exhibit competitions.
Dawn Corless
45:26
Prize money can still be given if you do virtual exhibits
Tara Tennant
46:33
For our fair it's an issue of budget and sponsorship. We want to make sure we can maintain a healthy cash flow for the year.
Crystal McCallum
46:57
Who is using AssistExpo? I'd like to chat about costs, features and utility
Tara Tennant
47:09
We are reaching out to the comminity for donations of prizes.
Brad Nother
47:19
Ribbons & Rosettes can still be given if you do virtual as well. Winners could pick them up
Helen Burgomaster
47:37
Has anyone acutally done an assist expo online show?
Kathryn Lynch
48:13
Are you suggesting video ie: youtube, of judging pie/tarts?
Christina Franc
48:24
Hi Crystal, Michel is on the call (the owner of Assist Expo) is on the line, I’m sure he’d be able to chat with you about pricing, etc.
Carol Johnson
48:35
We have been using AssistExpo for the past couple of years...
Juliette Terry
51:13
what are the costs?
Helen Burgomaster
51:22
Online shows are not going to attract anywhere the number of entries according to my discussions with exhibitors and I have been on the phone for the last week
Debra Post
51:30
I haven't heard many people have great success with entering via Assist Expo
Michel St-Pierre
54:48
Good evening everyone. I’m Michel St-Pierre from AssistExpo. We created the virtual competitions several years ago, way before the covid-19 crisis. It was designed for shows that are “different” from typical fairs; it’s not exactly the same, but they are “real” and “valid” competitions. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at info@assistexpo.ca. Thank you.
Beth Meszaros
55:11
once one gets use using assist expo it becomes quite easy and is a great tool easing the load of our secretary. it becomes a problem for those who do not have access to computers.
Susan McGonigle
56:50
I have been using AssistExpo for years as a parent of 4Hers and also as the office administrator of the fair. This program has not ever given me troubles doing my personal entries or accepting entries for our fair and other shows we host
leslie mcdermid
57:37
Does assist expo integrate with Wordpress or is it separate?
Pat Leonard
57:41
Virtual scavenger hunt ???? more info please
Michel St-Pierre
58:52
Yes, AssistExpo has a module for WordPress; it allows to bring content from AssistExpo directly to your Wordpress website.
leslie mcdermid
59:03
thanks Michel!
Tara Tennant
59:48
we are planning a barn quilt driving tour
Debra Post
01:00:33
what does a barn quilt driving tour entail? Sounds interesting
Tara Tennant
01:01:39
We are going to have addresses of local families that have barn quilts up (a map essentially) so that people can drive around and see them. We are going to have a little write up for each one about the family, who made it and what their inspiration was.
Judy McFaul
01:01:49
Check out PC Super Dogs
Liz Gow
01:02:48
this is not specific to "Fairs" events, but our Ag Soeciety has a large group of memebers sewing masks for local businesses, Lng term care facilities, the hospital etc ...Great community engagement
Tara Tennant
01:03:33
we are looking at doing an award for "local hero" like we would have done a volunteer of the year
Tara Tennant
01:04:00
We've added masks to our creative arts section.
Debra Post
01:05:10
are these something we could share on our social media platforms
Juliette Terry
01:05:34
this should contain caution regarding anti-Ag attack
Carol Johnson
01:06:55
Anti-ag attack?
Helen Burgomaster
01:07:17
animal rights etc
Jim Kinnear
01:12:08
What volunteer participation will be affected?
Susan McGonigle
01:12:12
What would be considered the standard % of gross to fair?
Christina Franc
01:12:39
Can you specify Susan?
Helen Burgomaster
01:16:26
fyi the livestock videographer says each video will be 70mb
Judy McFaul
01:20:02
Ross Millar Entertainment group, Rodeo check out his website RAM Rodeo tour
Ashley Brandt
01:21:05
a talent show will get entertainment and revenue
Ashley Brandt
01:22:00
thank you this is great encouragement and ideas
Lyndon Donnelly
01:22:02
Like all your ideas Harry we are all on a new learning curve and have to keep our minds open to try new things and getting help from new members
Anne MacDonald
01:22:31
Wonderful ideas to get us thinking! Thank you
Christina Franc
01:24:01
www.techsoup.ca
laura Cadwell
01:24:04
Thank you OAAS, CAFE and Harry. Great ideas and certainly a new way of having a type of fair and a new learning curve for most of us.
Harley Bloom
01:24:40
food cost should be less than 33%
Debra Post
01:25:08
Thank you to all, very informative. We all need to work together. This definitely starts the brainstorming.
Juliette Terry
01:26:08
thanks for the ideas, better than seeing only the things we cannot do
Helen Burgomaster
01:26:12
i agree with Debra, thanks for initiating the out of the box brainstorming session!!
Carol Johnson
01:26:15
Love Tech Soup!!
Ashley Brandt
01:26:25
vendor and local famers sell product through our social platforms give a monthly fee or something.
Michel St-Pierre
01:26:57
Thank you Christina. I remember when you called me at night…. ;)
Elizabeth Ferguson
01:27:59
Agree with customer service and support for Assist Expo and Michel!! amazing program!!
Liz Gow
01:28:02
Thank you
Bev Latva
01:28:24
Thanks great ideas !
sharron Graydon
01:28:39
Sharron- Thanks so Much Lets all Imagine
Kathryn Lynch
01:29:07
Thank you all.
Michel St-Pierre
01:29:15
Hi Everyone. My team and I are passionate about our “job”. We all come from a “fair” background, everyone in the team has worked several years at various fairs. We will be happy to show you what our “virtual competitions” module can do. Don’t hesitate to contact us at info@assistexpo.ca. Thank you!
Joanne
01:29:15
Thank you!
Carol Johnson
01:29:22
Thank you!!
Mike Dupuis - Walkerton Dist 10
01:29:35
Great Job everyone!