Is this the year you finally learn how to fish? Join us for a fun and interactive online program to learn all the basics, including following the rules and regulations, identifying fish species, knot tying, and more! Filled with tips, how-to videos, and hands-on activities, you’ll be casting a line in no time. Presented by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch
Chloe Ristow, Marketing and Communications Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Fish and Wildlife Services Branch
Where will your love of horses take you? The equine industry is full of a variety of jobs including: hands-on roles, administration, health care, research and science. In a world full of technological and scientific break-throughs there are many opportunities and educational pathways to explore.
Jackie Zions, Communications, Equine Guelph
Gayle Ecker, Director, Equine Guelph, Associate Faculty, CCSAW
Join us for Royal Kids Storytime with author Lori Joy Smith as she reads her new book, We Adopted a Baby Lamb. Based on a true story, an adorable and rascally lamb is the latest addition to the family in this sweet picture book. An irresistible and unique twist on the pet story and for fans of cute baby animals. Suitable for ages 3-5.
Click here for the We Adopted a Baby Lamb activity kit.
Lori Joy Smith
Join us for an informative episode about Canada’s new national COVID pastime, Backyard Birding. Suzanne Poff and her Facebook Group Ontario Bird Education and Conservation have over twenty-thousand followers and she is here to help you to pick the bird food products, flowers and bird boxes that will keep your yard full of winged visitors all year long.
Suzanne Poff , Founder of All Summerscape Gardening and Landscaping
Indigenous Tourism Ontario will host a live discussion with three distinguished culinary professionals about the roles that community, tradition and innovation play in their work and what it means to share culture through food.
Tammy Maki RSE, Pastry Chef and Owner, Raven Rising Global Indigenous Chocolates & Pastry
Billy Alexander, Culinary Advisor and Executive Chef, Caldwell First Nation
Gerry Brandon RSE, Chief Executive Officer at L'Autochtone Hospitality
Whether an international competitor or ‘pasture pet’, every horse has the chance for a serious injury. Tune in as Dr. Kathryn Surasky of McKee Pownall Equine Services guides us through and educates us about rehabilitation techniques and options for retuning equines to pre-injury levels of activity.
Dr. Kathryn Surasky , DVM
A virtual interactive workshop that will engage your students on what all plants need to produce food, fuel, and fibre. Have your questions about soil ready for a live Q&A session. Additional “bead activity” can be provided on request after the presentation to reinforce the topic.
Join as The Royal's own Peter Doubleday sits down with long-time US Equestrian Team member, Margie Engle. You'll enjoy hearing about some of her best horses and how she came up through the ranks of top showjumping sport
The President's Choice® SuperDogs™ come together from across the country for this fun-filled, action-packed virtual ex-PAW-rience. You'll laugh! You'll cheer! You'll feel the excitement AND the love! Catch all the skills and surprises at the Royal Agricultural Virtual Experience on a personal device near you!
Join the star of CBC's Heartland, Amber Marshall for an exclusive reading of her children's book 'Where'd Cow Go?' where she will be joined by a few special guests!
Where'd Cow Go? can be purchased online here.
Bandaging a horse’s leg whether for therapeutic use or for first aid and injury is a very important skill for anyone working with horses. In this session, our audience will learn about the how’s and why’s of bandaging as narrated by Dr. Andrea Dube, and demonstrated by Marianne Ortepi of McKee Pownall Equine Services.
Dr. Andrea Dubé , DVM
Marianne Ortepi , Rehabilitation and Reproduction Farm Manager
Meet and hear more about one of Canada's most likeable equestrian athletes and CET member, Amy Millar. Amy reflects on how she progressed from her Junior career to being an integral part of the Team. She also brings some excellent advice for our young athletes who hope to one day represent Canada in international competition.
Join us for an evening of friendship, Royal Memories & wine alongside four Loyal Royals. Conversation lead by Royal Board Member, Crystal Mackay, CEO of Loft32, with President and Winemaker Sue-Ann Staff of Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Inc., Author and Recipe Developer Jennifer Mackenzie, and long-time exhibitor and Agvocate Katie Sinclair.
This evening will be an authentic conversation discussing coping with adversity and finding silver linings among all of life’s crazy. This will lead up to the main event, a wine tasting of the very aptly named Fancy Farm Girl Frivolous White with the Fancy Farm Girl herself, Sue-Ann Staff.
What do you need to do? Be sure to visit your local LCBO or the Sue-Ann Staff website to get your bottle of Fancy Farm Girl Frivolous White, join in the conversation and taste along with us. This is an evening not to miss!
Crystal Mackay, Royal Board Member & CEO of Loft32
Sue-Ann Staff, Winemaker at Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery Inc.
Jennifer Mackenzie, Author and Recipe Developer
Katie Sinclair, long-time Royal exhibitor and Agvocate
Renowned Canadian artist, Mark Grice gives you all the tips and tricks for drawing horses standing or in motion as he demonstrates the techniques he uses to bring his works to life. Grab your paint, a canvas and get in touch with your inner artist!
Mark Grice, Canadian artist
Join us for Royal Kids Storytime with author Kallie George as she reads her new book, The Secret Fawn, illustrated by Elly MacKay. The gorgeous cut-paper art illuminates this sweet, heartfelt picture book about how special being little can be. The Secret Fawn beautifully captures the power of nature to inspire children and shows how connecting with animals can help kids who feel left out or overlooked. Suitable for ages 3-7.
Now that summer is close by, you can improve your COVID state of mind by creating a personalized outdoor space that helps you get ready for your day with a cup of coffee, or winds you down before bed at night. Suzanne Poff of All Summerscape Gardening takes us behind the scenes to her own ‘happy place’ and shows us how to get the most out of our yards.
Suzanne Poff, Founder of All Summerscape Gardening and Landscaping
Do you love food? We sure do! But there are so many nutrition myths out there. Get the facts on food and beverage in this fun, interactive presentation. Join Sue Mah & Lucia Weiler - award-winning dietitians and nutrition experts who will share the science of nutrition, offer credible advice for healthy living, and answer your burning questions.
Hosted by Florida Department of Citrus
Sue Mah, MHSc, RD, PHEc, FDC
Lucia Weiler, BSc, RD, PHEc
Join Toronto Water's Community Outreach team for a discussion on best practices for saving water around the home and garden. Learn about downspout disconnection and why it's vital, outdoor water conservation tips, and how to be a water wise gardener and keep rain water where it falls.
Garth Cole and Bradley Fletcher
A long-time Royal fan favourite, US Show Jumping Team member Leslie Howard sits down with Peter Doubleday and reflects on her time in the sport and the great horses she's brought along the way.
Producing your own fresh fruit and vegetables is possible even if you have a small space! Learn about efficient use of space, what plants are good companion plants and why to rotate your crops. Suzanne Poff of All Summerscape Gardening is here to show you how to make the most out of the outdoor space you have.
Suzanne Poff, Founder of All Summerscape Gardening and Landscaping
Backyard entertaining is around the corner and our very own Katie Brown learns how to grill for everyone with Ted Reader! Be sure to tune in as #ItBeTasty!
Ted Reader, Godfather of the Grill
You know something is wrong with your horse but not sure which leg. It could also be that you’ve got it narrowed down to one leg but is it shoulder or knee or ankle? Watch how the vet sees and diagnoses various lameness in equines. Dr. Samantha Molson of McKee Pownall Equine Services takes us through the diagnostic process through the eyes of the equine veterinarian.
Dr. Samantha Molson, DVM
Peter Doubleday catches up with Canada's own Tiffany Foster to discuss her progression from the equitation ring to the top level of international show jumping. We will hear about horses she's had along the way and about her exciting plans for the future.
What have you always wanted to know about Hobby Farming? The star of CBC's Heartland, Amber Marshall will chat with Katie Brown about all things starting a Hobby Farm and answering fan questions in this Q&A! Questions have been submitted through Royal social media channels in advance, stay tuned for future opportunities to interact with Amber!
The emergence and spread of COVID-19 represented a generational shock to the global economy and the agriculture sector. In this presentation, Aaron Goertzen will discuss prospects for the ongoing economic recovery and implications for the agriculture sector in Canada.
Aaron Goertzen, Senior Economist & Director, BMO
Join University of Guelph computer scientists Rozita Dara and Jeff Farber to learn about an Internet-based surveillance system that monitors activities related to diseases on social media, sorts through that information, and provides a supplementary source of data for our officials. Previously, the team’s work focused on avian influenza, but in response to an immediate need, the researchers have pivoted to extend their framework to foodborne illnesses.
Jeff Farber, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Food Science
Rozita Dara, Associate Professor, School of Computer Science
Entrepreneurs and their customers disscuss the challenges and benefits of farming at home and how you can start your own urban farm with simple DIY instructions.
Robert Patterson - Founder of The Growing Connection
Christopher Wong - Founder of Young Urban Farmers
Carmen Oliviera - Elementary School Teacher, TDSB
Lisa Borden - Communication Specialist/ Creator of Lisa’s Garden
This virtual tour will uncover the importance of soil to food and eco-systems. You do not want to miss this chance to see the state of the art Soil Health Interpretive Centre (SHIC). The event will include video footage of the facility, insight into current research and a live Q&A will Soil Health Interpretive Centre staff. For more information, registration and academic program package request CLICK HERE
Carleigh Johnston, OAC Liason Manager
A virtual interactive workshop that will engage your students on what all plants need to produce food, fuel, and fibre. Have your questions about soil ready for a live Q&A session.
Tamara Sealy, Executive Director, Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada
Ray Cochrane, Regional Manager, Nutrients for Life Foundation Canada
The agriculture and food industry is evolving and innovating, which offers so much opportunity. In this session the experts from AgCareers.com will highlight some of the trending and unique careers agriculture and food has to offer. The session will conclude with a panel of young professionals that didn’t grow up with an agriculture or food background and their journey to finding themselves in a rewarding career in the industry. No matter your background or area of interest, there is a career waiting for you in the essential industry of agriculture and food.
Kathryn Doan – Director AgCareers & CareersInFood.com
Jodie Aldred – Agricultural Photographer, Aldred Photography
Jordan Sloggett – Marketing & Communications Manager, AgScape
Meena Hassanli – Agriculture and Agri-Food Business Specialist, York Region
The Royal’s favourite star of CBC’s Heartland is back and wants to share one of her delicious recipes. Join us in Amber’s Country Kitchen and watch as she prepares a fantastic Raspberry Baked Brie. She’ll also be answering a few fan questions while we wait impatiently for it to bake. Thanks to those that submitted questions already.