CNE cancelled due to COVID-19, including DFO's dairy education booth

Published: May 19, 2020

Updated: May 19, 2020 02:13 PM EDT

CNE cancelled due to COVID-19

On May 12, 2020, the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) announced the cancellation of its annual fair for 2020 as a COVID-19 health precaution for attendees and employees. This year's CNE was originally scheduled as an 18-day event from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7, 2020, at Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ont.

Read the CNE’s official statement here and watch their video.

DFO’s CNE booth cancelled

Dairy Farmers of Ontario’s (DFO) CNE booth is also cancelled this year due to the CNE’s cancellation. DFO’s dairy education team, part of the marketing division, traditionally has a booth at the CNE every year showcasing the industry. DFO supports the CNE’s decisions and echoes its sentiments that safety comes first. DFO will host its booth at the CNE again when Canada’s health officials deem it safe for events to reopen.

DFO’s marketing staff continue to engage with consumers virtually on social media. Follow DFO @OntarioDairy on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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