The year our Festival has the honour of being the chosen location for the annual general meeting of the North American Shetland Sheep Association. The great majority of their members live in the USA and the annual gathering has only rarely been held in Canada.
Although there are not a lot of registered flocks of Shetland sheep in our area, there are definitely some good representatives of this charming breed with the wonderful coloured fleeces. Local Shetland producers find their fleeces, rovings and yarns very popular with shoppers at the Festival.
NASSA is generously sponsoring a special Shetland class in our wool show this year, where we hope to see fleeces from their AGM delegates as well as from local flocks.
We are delighted to welcome the NASSA delegates to our event. Be sure to give them a friendly hello!