A Reimagined LEX for 2020 in Response to COVID-19
For Immediate Release, Lindsay, ON, May 29, 2020: The Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) is being reimagined for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The September highlight for most Lindsay and area residents will happen in 2020, but it will be transformed to respect the rules necessary to combat transmission of the virus.
The Board of Directors and staff of the Lindsay Agricultural Society have been working diligently over the last number of weeks to reimagine the 2020 Lindsay Exhibition in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the pre-eminent concerns was the health and safety of guests, volunteers, exhibitors, and others involved with the LEX.
“We’re working to bring as many aspects of the LEX to life as we can safely in this pandemic world. We are planning for online or virtual livestock competitions, homecraft competitions, some entertainment, and the agricultural education displays,” stated Len Dawson in making the announcement. “We also have some ideas on hybrid competitions where physical items are judged. Whether they go ahead will depend on the rules in place once we get to September.
“Our challenge is to create new experiences while preserving the traditions of the LEX. Online is one way to present things in a socially distanced manner. We are also working on bringing some of the tastes and sounds of a classic fall fair to Lindsay in new ways,” added LAS General Manager, Harry Stoddart.
This is just a different challenge for the LAS to weather among the many in its 166-year history. The LEX, and the LCE before it, stayed strong and relevant by adapting over time. Stay tuned over the summer for additional announcements as the details of specific aspects of the 2020 LEX are worked out.
We have taken our prize books down to work on the changes for the Virtual LEX. We are planning to have them all revised and back up online by August 1st. A majority of classes are going to stay the same. However, the method of entering will change to either submitting a photo(s) or video of the item or animal instead of physically submitting it. We will be using a combination of AssistExpo and social media for submissions this year.
NOTE: Prizebooks will only be available online for 2020. Please watch our website and social media feeds for announcements of when the prize books are available.
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We need you!
The Lindsay Agricultural Society runs on volunteers – over 300! Regardless of your interests, we will have a role suited to you. Everything from serving on one of the livestock committees to occasionally working in the LAS food booth at various events.
Want to get involved but don’t know how? Send an email to email@example.com or call us at 705-324-5551.
We are currently looking to expand our food booth team – even if you only have a few hours here and there, it would be appreciated.