Milverton Native Named CNE Ambassador Of The Fairs

Vanessa Riddell of the Milverton Agricultural Society has been crowned as the 2018 CNE Ambassador of the Fairs.

Vanessa’s sister Erika won the 2010 competition. This marks the first time that a sibling duo have both been title holders for the first time in competition history.

Riddell outlasted 50 contestants over three days at the CNE. Finalists were interviewed and judged on a wide range of criteria, including knowledge of the CNE and Canadian Agriculture.

The first runner-up was Joleen Otten from the Huron Central Agricultural Society.

The Ambassador of the Fairs competition is a longstanding tradition at the CNE, with the contest seeing more than 3,000 contestants from over 100 communities across the province throughout its 47-year history.

Riddel takes home a cash award of $3,500, and a number of other prizes.