GRAS donation benefits 4-H Sheep Club

GRAS donations benefit 4-H Sheep Club of Floradale

ELORA, ON — The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) recently presented a donation cheque to bolster a community initiative. The presentation took place at Grand River Raceway, which is owned and operated by GRAS.

On September 27, a donation of $1,000 was awarded to Floradale 4-H Sheep Club to assist with the development and execution of their Sheep Showmanship Clinic held on September 1, and a Sheep Show held during the 2016 4-H Sheep Club Achievement Day on September 25.

Taking pride in their motto Learn to Do by Doing, the Floradale 4-H Sheep Club teaches members how to build confidence and educate themselves about agriculture. The club develops leadership skills and features hands-on learning. The Sheep Showmanship Clinic showcased a professional demonstration of necessary preparations prior to a sheep show, and the proper showmanship skills needed during the show. Club members put their learning to the test during the show, which was open to all 28 members of the club.

The Grand River Agricultural Society (GRAS) is a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated under the Agricultural and Horticultural Societies Act of Ontario and governed by a volunteer board of directors reporting to OMAFRA.

The GRAS mandate is to encourage awareness of agriculture and to promote improvements in the quality of life of persons living in an agricultural community.


  • Cheque Presentation – Floradale 4-H Sheep Club: (l to r) Paul Walker, President Of the Grand River Agricultural Society; Sharon Grose and Susan Martin of the Floradale 4-H Sheep Club; Dr. Ted Clarke, General Manager, Grand River Raceway.



Kelly Spencer
Mgr. Marketing & Communications
Grand River Raceway
Office: (519) 846-5455 ext. 238