Congres National Convention 2017


Welcome To York Region!

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome you to York Region and the Greater Toronto Area, to “Experience the City Lights”. It has been thirty years since the last National Convention was held in Toronto, and although much has changed in the area, our convention delegates will find the passion and enthusiasm for the Holstein Breed is still as strong as ever.

Our Committee has been hard at work, creating a convention that features a flavour for every breeder in today’s dynamic dairy industry. Convention delegates will see the latest dairy technologies at the innovative Canadian Dairy Xpo. The National Holstein Sale will feature the finest animals the Holstein breed has to offer. The National Holstein Show will showcase the best Canadian Holsteins challenging for the champion banners at the centre of the ring. The York Heritage Night will be an evening spent traveling down memory lane as we celebrate and pay tribute to the influential breeders and cattle that have called York home over the past Century. The pride and passion of our Holstein breeders will be on full display during the farm tours, featuring a diverse lineup of Master Breeder herds, elite genetics and modern facilities. Our alternate tour will take our convention delegates on a world-class culinary experience, and feature stops in the Holland Marsh, cooking workshops and wine tasting inspired by the flavours of York Region. A night not to be missed will be “The Bullpen Sports Bar”. Delegates are encouraged to wear their favourite sports jerseys for an evening spent cheering on their favourite teams, and dancing to the live music of the James Barker Band. The Annual General Meeting and Master Breeder Gala will be highlights of our Convention as we present the prestigious, Cow of the Year Award and honour the newest class of Master Breeders.

All of these great events wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support of our generous sponsors. It is only with their support that we are able to host such a diverse and exciting National Convention in 2017.

The City Awaits the Country’s Arrival! We invite all Holstein Breeders to join us and Experience the City Lights!

Sandy O’Hara and Brad Hulshof

2017 National Holstein Convention Co- Chairs



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January 9 2017

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