(Toronto, ON) August 22, 2022 – The Canadian National Exhibition is pleased to annouce Madelyn Grossi from Sutton Fair and Horse Show (Sutton Agricultural Society) as the winner of the 49th annual Ambassador of the Fairs program. The exclusive year-long role of Ambassador of the Fairs will take Madelyn across Ontario as a representative of the CNE and all agricultural fairs in the province. As the newly crowned 2022 CNE Ambassador of the Fairs, Grossi will participate in a series of official duties during the remaining 15 days of Canada’s largest fair while also representing her local agricultural community.
Joining more than 30 participants over three days at the CNE, Grossi was one of seven finalists who participated in the final round of the program on Sunday, August 21. Finalists were interviewed and judged on a wide range of criteria including: knowledge of the CNE and Canadian agriculture, poise, self-confidence, public speaking and overall impression. The first runner-up was Emma Smyth from Arthur Agricultural Society and the second runner-up was Mary Fizell from Listowel Agricultural Society.
Madelyn is passionate about sports and fitness. An avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Madelyn has a dream of one day watching the Leafs play in every NHL arena. She has competed in a worldwide CrossFit competition for four years, testing her capabilities in various ways. For the past two seasons, Madelyn has also co-hosted the Brock Sport Management podcast. Additionally, Madelyn has participated in the Optimist International Oratorical world championships. She likes swimming and enjoying Lake Simcoe in the summer with her family. Madelyn is an active volunteer in the community, with organizations like Georgina Cares and the Optimist Club of Keswick. Madelyn currently works as a member of the Toronto FC Game Crew with MLSE and a Fan Experience representative at Tennis Canada. This fall, Madelyn will be entering her third year of the Sport Management program at Brock University.
The Ambassador of the Fairs program is a longstanding tradition at the CNE, aiming to educate and celebrate Canada’s rich history in agriculture. Since its inception in 1972, the program has seen more than 3000 participants from over 100 communities across the province.