Fair Person of the Year

2019 - Ken Streatch

Ken Streatch

The Fair Person of the Year Award is given by the Halifax County Exhibition each year to a person that has been involved with the exhibition on some level over a long period of time. This could be a longtime exhibitor, a faithful volunteer or someone within the Management Committee and /or Middle Musquodoboit Agricultural Society. Often, the person has countless hours in all these areas, like that of this year’s recipient.

As a lifelong resident of the Musquodoboit Valley, Ken Streatch has played a significant role in the Halifax County Exhibition in many ways. Ken attended the Nova Scotia Agriculture College in Truro after high school and started in the family business of farming. Together with his family, Ken owns and operates Granview Farms Ltd. and Sunberry Cranberry Ltd. It was with the family farm that Ken first became involved with the exhibition, as a livestock exhibitor in the 1960’s which then continued on for the next 20+ years.

Ken has been a strong supporter of the agricultural community over the years serving as President of the N.S. Federation of Agriculture, President of the Middle Musquodoboit Agricultural Society and as a 4-H Leader. It was as a 4-H leader that Ken was able to play a leadership role in securing support for the 4-H building located here on the grounds, with the Halifax Kiwanis Club. Also, as President of the Agricultural Society, Ken helped create a business plan and obtain financial support within various levels of government to build the Multi-Purpose Agricultural Education Centre. During his terms as MLA and Halifax County Councillor, Ken was instrumental in the construction of the Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, the Valley View Villa and Braeside Home for Special Care; all significant infrastructure and services for the Musquodoboit Valley.

Ken continues to support the Halifax County Exhibition to this day as a volunteer in the Lions Booth, where he is a 43 Year Charter Member. You might find him serving up strawberry shortcake in St. Andrews Church Booth where he serves as Chairman of the Board. When asked if he would be willing to be this year’s recipient, after some thoughtful consideration Ken replied, he was very proud and humbled to accept this award. Thank you, Ken for all you have done to support agriculture, the Halifax County Exhibition and our community.

The Halifax County Exhibition Committee is honored to present Ken Streatch with the Fair Person of the Year Award at the Official Opening, Wednesday August 14th at 6:45pm on the Entertainment Stage.

Theme of the Year 2020

We're pleased to announce that this years Exhibition theme is: "It's a Family Tradition".