Ontario grape growers propose boundary changes

Fruit and Veg magazine
June 05, 2018
By Fruit and Veg magazine
Ontario grape growers propose boundary changes
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The Grape Growers of Ontario’s board of directors is suggesting a change in district boundaries and board representation, which would come into effect in 2019.

Under the two-part proposal, the association would combine Districts 2, 3 and 4 into one district and use a weighting of 50 per cent grower numbers and 50 per cent tonnage to determine the growers’ committee and board of directors representation. Thus, the new district would have eight members on the Growers’ Committee and three members on the Board of Directors.

The board is also suggesting shifting Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth and Waterloo counties into District 6 [from District 5] and moving Dufferin, Peel and Halton counties into the new combined district. The geographical changes would have no impact on the formula for district representation.

Meetings have been scheduled to discuss the proposal.

Niagara: June 6, 2018, 7 p.m.
Lincoln Community Centre
4361 Central Ave., Beamsville, Ont.

Niagara: June 13, 2018, 7 p.m.
NOTL Community Centre, Simpson Room
14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

Eastern and Northern Ontario: June 12, 2018, 7 p.m.
Bloomfield Town Hall
289 Main Street, Bloomfield, Ont.

Southwestern Ontario: June 18, 2018, 7 p.m.
Pelee Island Winery
455 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville, Ont.

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