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Brief History of Wainfleet

Wainfleet is a small town near Lake Erie in Southern Ontario with an average population of just over 6000 people. During the Revolutionary War, several Loyalists made their way to Canada to settle. Among this group was David Morgan Sr. who paddled a canoe across Lake Erie to reach Point Industry (now Morgan’s Point) becoming the earliest settler of what was to become Wainfleet.

Mohawk Natives who had allied themselves with British forces during the war, were also given a grant of land along the Grand River, just to the west of what was to become the Wainfleet Township. These Six Nations Natives were led by their famous chief Joseph Brant (Theyendenega) and helped the first European settlers of the area to survive the wilderness and harsh winters.

Wainfleet appeared under its present name on the map of Upper Canada in 1798 named by Lieut. Gov. Simcoe after Wainfleet, England.

The Wainfleet Agricultural Society

The Wainfleet Fall Fair is run by the Wainfleet Agricultural Society. Our Annual Meeting is on January 8th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at Forks Road East United Church. Everyone is welcome!

 

2019 Directors 

 

Garry Balicki

Frank deRuyte

Colin Krueger

Stan Rusin

Ted Augustine 

Margaret Krueger

Pauline Sparks

Bambi Reker 

Maria Kievit

Rachael Flagg

Norma Bird

Chad Eberling 

Eileen Grabell 

Len McEwan 

Ann McKibbon 

Yvonne Hessels 

 
 

Financial Reviewer 

Eileen Grabell 

Jr. Directors 

Patrick Mayr 

Hunter Rice 

Officers 

President Ted Augustine
1st Vice President Frank deRuyte
2nd Vice President Norma Bird
Treasurer Colin Krueger
Secretary Liz Aldrey
 
 
 

Past Presidents

1968 - 1969 Mr. Lloyd Emerson Jr.
1970 - 1971 Mr. Otto Moore
1972 Mr. Basil Main
1973 - 1974 Mr. Bruce Donaldson
1975 - 1976 Mr. Arthur Moore
1977 Mr. Basil Main
1978 - 1979 Mr. Kenneth Moore
1980 - 1981 Mr. Edward Rigg
1982 - 1984 Mrs. June Suess
1985 - 1986 Mr. Kenneth Moore
1987 Miss Joyce Gilmore
1988 - 1990 Miss Margaret Booker
1991 - 1993 Mrs. Susa deRuiter
1994 - 1995 Mr. Gord Stayzer
1996 - 1999 Mr. Tom Dakin
2000 - 2001 Mrs. Amy Stephens
2002 - 2004 Mrs. Joyce Brown
2005 Mr. Frank deRuyte
2006 - 2014 Mr. David Wyatt
2015 Mr. David Wyatt and
Mr. Frank deRuyte
2016 - present Mr. Ted Augustine
 

District 6 2019 Fair Dates

Sept. 19 - 22, 2019 Ancaster
Sept. 13 - 15, 2019 Binbrook
Sept. 26 - 29, 2019 Caledonia
Sept. 21 - 22, 2019 Donnybroook (Walsh)
Aug. 17 - 19, 2019 Dunnville
Sept. 26, 2019 Houghton
Sept. 18, 2019 Langton/North Walsingham Fair
June. 8 - 10, 2019 Niagara Regional Exhibition
Oct. 8 - 14, 2019 Norfolk County
Oct. 10 - 14, 2019 Rockton
June 7 - 9, 2019 Welland
Sept. 19 - 20, 2019 Wainfleet
Sept. 6 - 8, 2019 West Niagara
 

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