Become a Member today!
With the commitment and hard work of hundreds of dedicated members and volunteers since 1913 when our first fair was held, we have grown significantly as an organization. We now own 10 acres with two major community halls and several smaller halls and barns, a riding ring and an outdoor music stage.
As per our constitution, our mandate as an organization is to foster community spirit; to promote cultivation of the soil and general development of agricultural resources; to facilitate, directly or through other associations, the education and personal development of people of all ages in agricultural and farming activities; and to conduct an agricultural fair and exhibit.
Today, our member driven not-for-profit Association is home to a variety of social and recreational activities and events on our property, and we are responsible for maintaining and operating the Coombs Fairgrounds on a year-round basis.
As a member of the Association, you have an opportunity to participate in programs and activities hosted by the Association throughout the year. Benefits of becoming a member* include:
free admission to the Coombs Fair
your membership shows the support we have in our community, which in turn helps us when applying for provincial and community grants
membership entitles you to a vote at our Annual General Meeting in February, and makes you eligible to run for a position on our Board of Directors**
We hope to hear from you soon!
*All membership applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks of submission to the Membership Officer.
**In order to be eligible to vote or be elected to a Board position at the next Annual General Meeting,
membership must be current and in good standing one month prior to the AGM.
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Statistics Canada states that in 2010 (the latest year for which statistics are available), more than 13.3 million Canadians volunteered. Counting up the hours rendered, these Canadians devoted 2.1 billion hours, equivalent to 1.1 million full-time jobs, or 8% of fulltime jobs in Canada. StatsCan estimates the economic value of volunteering in Canada is in the ballpark of an astounding $50 billion each year, which as a share of the national economy, is slightly less than 3%, or approximately the equivalent of the entire Manitoba economy.