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Virtual Lindsay Exhibition kicks off on Monday

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Virtual Lindsay Exhibition (LEX) kicks off on Monday with chances to win 2021 Ride-All-Day Midway Passes, Swiss Fudge and more in the “Little Scavengers’ Hunt” and the “Little Bit Bigger Scavengers’ Hunt”  throughout the week.

“We’ve worked all summer to reimagine the LEX in a virtual world,” stated Harry Stoddart, GM of the LEX, in announcing the kick-off. “We’ve tried to recreate the various aspects of the LEX in a manner that allows for social distancing but still lets people have some fun interactive experiences. Visit https://virtual.lindsayex.com/regularly to watch for new details and new content.”

The LEX was cancelled this year due to Coronavirus. 2020 would have been the 166th Lindsay Exhibition and 2020 represents the first time in its history that a traditional LEX has not been held.

They are virtual, COVID-19 safe, scavenger hunts for ages 5 and under, and 6 to 12. Visit https://virtual.lindsayex.com/scavenger-hunts/  for all the details. Next up will be the Community Scavenger Hunt for everyone else starting August 24th.

Prize Books for the Virtual LEX are available for most departments on the LEX website (virtually every department will have competitive classes). Find out how to enter your favourite classes by visiting https://virtual.lindsayex.com/prize-books/. New for 2020 will be “Community’s Choice” classes in each department where the class winner will be selected on social media by the community. So be sure to watch for your favourite competitors and classes and give them the votes they need to come out on top.

The LEX feeds on Instagram and Facebook will feature virtual farm tours as local farms do a “takeover” one day each week. As well, the “Taste of the LEX” online store is open to order Swiss Fudge, caramel corn, cotton candy, DooDoo the Clown’s Animal Balloon Kit, and more. Order before Labour Day and pick up your goodies starting September 21st – the traditional week of the LEX.

You won’t be able to go to the LEX to see the animals so the Virtual LEX is bringing the animals to you, virtually. Use the LEX Instagram augmented reality filters to put animated, life-like, 3-d farm animals in your backyard, living room, or anywhere else.

“We’ve spread the activity from 5 days over 8 weeks to give people an opportunity to experience more aspects of the LEX,” said Len Dawson, President of the Lindsay Agricultural Society. “The team has worked hard to ensure we have fresh, engaging content from now until the end of September.”

The  LEX is put on by the Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS).The LAS was established to improve agricultural knowledge within the community and create opportunities for dialogue between the agricultural community and the residents of the Kawartha Lakes.

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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