APRIL 19th 2018

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All seniors and children will have free entry for all three days of this year’s Ag Show, the organisers announced, with the popular event set to take place at the Botanical Gardens from April 19 to April 21.

A spokesperson said, “AG Show Ltd. is pleased to announce through the very generous sponsorship of AXIS Capital and HSBC, all seniors and children will have free entry to this year’s Exhibition for all three days of this much anticipated Spring show.

“If you recall at last year’s Exhibition our Lead Sponsor, AXIS Capital, sponsored free admission for all seniors and children on the Friday of the Exhibition.”

 

 

On behalf of AXIS Capital Chief Operations Officer Richard Strachan said, “We are honoured to be a long-standing partner of the Bermuda Ag Show and to once again serve as the event’s lead sponsor.

“Together in partnership with HSBC, we are pleased to offer children and seniors the opportunity to attend all three days of the Ag Show for free.

“AXIS Capital is committed to being an integral part of every community in which we live and work, and that is especially so in Bermuda, which is our headquarters and where the company was founded in 2001.

“The Bermuda Ag Show plays an important role in the Bermuda community, helping to bring together people from all over the island to share in its rich cultural and agricultural heritage.”

The 13-minute live video replay of the press conference

The Ministry of National Security advised that the Department of Corrections has once again partnered with the Ag Show Ltd. to provide assistance to the Annual Agriculture Show.

For the third year in a row, and under the supervision of Corrections’ staff, around six inmates have constructed various items for use at the Ag Show.

Recently, Antwon Albuoy, Exhibition Director donated a variety of tools to Westgate Correctional Facility for its vocational workshop programme.

Minister of National Security Wayne Caines thanked Mr. Albuoy for the donation saying, “The Department of Corrections is pleased to accept this kind donation which has come about as a result of a positive private/public partnership.

“We are pleased that the Department of Corrections can do its small part in ensuring that the 2018 Ag Show is a success.”

 

Minister Caines, Assistant Commissioner Kenneth Cann, Mr. Albuoy and Divisional Officer Freeman Smith

 

The Green Family will be donating $15,000 towards next year’s Bermuda Agricultural Show, saying that “Bermuda would not be the same without the Ag Show” and they are “very pleased to be able to sponsor this event.”

The sponsorship will aid in financing the show, which has been restructured following its cancellation this year.

The AG Show Ltd, a registered charity, was established this past February, and its mandate is to ensure there is an operational framework to oversee volunteers and issues relating to planning, strategy, budgeting and financing.

AG Show Ltd will rely on sponsorships, such as the one made by the Green Family, as well as donations, ticket sales, vendor permit fees and volunteer contributions to fund the show. AG Show Ltd will not receive funding from the government.

Alexander and Andrew Green

Alexander Green, Andrew Green Bermuda Nov 2015

Andrew Green, on behalf of the Green Family, says: “The Ag Show has been an institution in Bermuda for generations and almost all Bermudians have fond memories of it.

“It offers an opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to get together, share stories and experiences, and participate in friendly competition.

“Bermuda would not be the same without the Ag Show, and we are very pleased to be able to sponsor this event. We look forward to the show’s return in 2016.”

Antwan Albuoy, President of the Executive Committee of AG Show Ltd, says: “The Ag Show welcomes as many as 25,000 attendees over three days and features up to 4,000 exhibitors.

“Participation in the event includes a large portion of the Island’s population, from seniors who have been attending it since the show’s early days, to school children and toddlers who get an introduction to things they might not see in their everyday lives.-

Mr Albuoy added, “This is an important event that showcases Bermuda’s history and culture and it is with the assistance of generous sponsors like the Green Family that we will be able to carry on this tradition. We thank the Green Family and all of our supporters for their contribution, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the 2016 show in April.”

The Ag Show 2016 will run from April 14 to 16, 2016 at the Botanical Gardens in Paget. For information on donations and sponsorships for the show, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Ag Show has traditionally been hosted by the Government of Bermuda, but was cancelled this year due to financial issues.

AXIS Capital has signed on as a major sponsor for the 2016 Bermuda Agricultural Show, saying they are “proud citizens of Bermuda” and that it is an honour to help support the event.

Axis Capital Agricultural Show Bermuda, February 3 2016-1

The 2016 Ag Show will run from April 14 to 16 at the Botanical Gardens in Paget, with this year’s theme ‘Bermuda Homegrown’ aiming to bring the show back to its original roots.

The Ag Show has traditionally been hosted by the Government of Bermuda, but was cancelled last year due to financial issues. For further information about the event, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

The AG Show Ltd announced that  theBank of Butterfield has pledged its financial support to the upcoming 2016 Bermuda Agricultural Show, to take place at the Botanical Gardens from April 14 – 16, 2016.

A spokesperson said, “The AG Show Ltd – registered charity number 968 was established in Bermuda last year as a not for profit company limited by guarantee. This year’s show is being produced through a public–private initiative formalised through memorandum of Understanding between the AG Show Ltd and the Government of Bermuda.

“The much needed financial support will assist with offsetting the cost of hosting this year’s show. Established last February the AG Show Ltd and its committee members along with the Government of Bermuda have been hard at work with the logistical planning and promotion of the show.”

Tina Smith Account Associate & Media Coordinator, Marketing & Communications stated “Butterfield is pleased to support the 2016 Ag Show through financial support and employee volunteers. The Ag Show is an important tradition in Bermuda; one that celebrates our agriculture and heritage and promises to be fun for the whole family.”

Bank of Butterfield joins the list of many great local and international companies who have pledge their support in ensuring the success of this year’s show.

Anyone wanting to sponsor the 2016 Bermuda Agricultural Show 2016 should contact Mica Murray – Show Secretary on 236-4812 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For more information on the Bermuda Agricultural Show can visit our website www.theagshowbda.com

The AG Show Ltd. is excited to announce that the 2016 Bermuda Agricultural Show Catalogue is now available. This year’s theme “Bermuda Homegrown” aims to bring the show back to its original roots. The catalogue provides an all-inclusive reference guide for all the divisions and sections that the public can enter. It features 13 different divisions and more than 1,000 different types of entries. 

The 2016 catalogue also includes entry forms for the poultry, rabbits and cavies and general entry forms. 

Close of entries for the junior art competition is March 1st, equestrians March 11 and general entries March 18. For additional information about what you can enter in this year’s show or to request a copy of the 2016 catalogue, please visit http://bit.ly/agshow2016catalogue .

Antwan Albuoy President of the AG Show Ltd said “ I am very excited about this year’s Bermuda Agricultural Show. In addition to the launch of the catalogue applications to operate a concession stand will be available on Friday. Interested persons are encouraged to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain more information. We encourage the entire community to sign up to participate in this year’s show in some capacity. Whether it’s being a participant in the Agricultural Show, being a vendor or a volunteer, there are numerous opportunities for all of Bermuda to participate.  Individuals who are interested in volunteering for this year’s Show, can visit our Facebook page AG Show Bermuda to find how they can volunteer."
 
There is also an opportunity for persons to perform at the lower ring. David Lopes, Chairman of AG Show Ltd, stated “This year we decided to have all local entertainment and we are looking for local performers to come on out and perform over the three days. If you are a musician, singer, dancer or love to entertain please contact our show secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will put you in contact with our entertainment committee.” 

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