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Royal history is made: Julia Veenstra wins the 2013 official poster design contest

October 18, 2013

Poster art and an exhibit by Robert Bateman, iconic Canadian naturalist
and painter will be on display in The Royal Winter Garden and Cafe,
November 1 – 10, 2013

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2013 /CNW/ – The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is
pleased to announce that the winner of its 2013 official poster design
contest is Julia Veenstra, of Hamilton, Ontario. The winning entry
brought to life the Royal’s Farm, fresh, Fun(TM) theme and has officially become a part of Royal history.

“We were very impressed by the number of talented artists who submitted
entries for our poster contest,” said Sandra Banks, Chief Executive
Officer, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. “However, Julia’s
submission was energizing and engaging and will help to symbolize the
role animals play at The Royal.”

Ms. Veenstra’s winning painting and others from her collection will be
on display during the Fair in the Royal Winter Gallery and Cafe, which
is also proud host to a stunning exhibit by iconic Canadian naturalist
and painter, Robert Bateman.

Mr. Bateman will attend the Gallery in person on November 2 and 3, and
again November 9 and 10 to talk about his art, his inspiration and his
technique and will be available for signings. In addition, Mr. Bateman
will give a special presentation at the Tribute to Excellence in
Agriculture luncheon for Royal Champions of the 2013 agriculture
competitions on November 6.

“As soon as I heard about this competition I just knew ‘Celeste’ was
perfect for it,” said Ms. Veenstra of her winning piece, which features
a spirited Holstein cow. “Animals, and especially cows, are
fascinating, inspirational subjects for me and there are none more
beautiful than those which compete at The Royal.

The winning poster will be available for sale at The Royal in The
Paddock and at the Info Booth.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs from November 1-10 at Exhibition
Place in Toronto. For more information and to buy tickets online, visit

About The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world’s largest combined
indoor agricultural and equestrian show. This year, The 91st Royal
Agricultural Winter Fair runs November 1-10, 2013 in the Direct Energy
Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto. Visit royalfair.org for more

The Royal is Canada’s leader in showcasing agricultural, food and equine

SOURCE The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

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