Compilation of images and film date back to the very first Royal
TORONTO, Nov. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - This year marks the 95th anniversary of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and to commemorate the occasion, organizers were thrilled to share a new video composed of rare archived film and still photography that date back to 1922 when the Royal opened its doors for the first time ever.
The grainy images reproduced from archived 16mm film and black and white photos feature fair-goers dressed in their finest alongside the country's prized examples of cattle and horses. The video serves as a visual time capsule that winds its way through nine decades of The Royal's history as a unifying national event and largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian event in the world.
"We constantly talk about the history of The Royal but it's an entirely new experience to see it all unfold on screen," said Charlie Johnstone, Chief Executive Officer, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. "Some of the footage has been locked away for fifty years and I'm so happy that it's now available to the public. We're fortunate to have the technology to reproduce and share such an interesting glimpse of the rich tradition that has taken place right here in Toronto."
The new video was uploaded to The Royal's YouTube channel and can be viewed here.
There's still time to be a part of Royal history
Today is only day five of the 2017 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair and there's so much to see and experience including:
Champions Day (Wednesday, Nov. 8, 3:00 PM) - Passionate about food? Want to try some Royal Champion products? Join us on Wednesday and try some of the best cheese, jams, honey and wine while discovering the secrets that make a Royal Champion.
Brett Preston of The New Farm (Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM) - Meet farmer Brent Preston the founder of The New Farm, which supplies organic foods to some of the best restaurants in Toronto, including Momofuku whose chef de cuisine, Paula Navarrete, will create some delicious dishes for audience members to sample.
Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping (Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:00 PM) - This year top ranked international competitors will include Olympians, Kent Farrington, and McLain Ward, ranked #1 and #3 in the world respectively.
Amber Marshall (Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12, 1:00 PM) - Amber Marshall, star of CBC's Heartland returns to The Royal. Join Amber as she guest MC's the matinee performance of the Rodeo on Sun, Nov. 12 at 1pm. Amber will also sign autographs for fans on Saturday, Nov. 11 (time TBC).
About The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the world's largest combined indoor agricultural and equestrian show. Now in its 95th year, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair runs November at Exhibition Place, Toronto. For more information, please visit http://www.royalfair.org/
SOURCE Royal Agricultural Winter Fair
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