Booking Starts for 2023 Activities

2023 will be here before we know it!
Thus, GGS is thrilled to announce the CGS East and West National Shows for 2023!!!
K DAYS at Edmonton, Alberta. JULY 21 to 23, 2023
ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR at Toronto, Ontario November 4, 2023 show day!

These shows are high profile dairy goats events!
If you’d like more details please contact CGS at and we’ll gladly put you in touch with the organizers!
On to 2023!

The 2022 CGS West National Goat Show is less than a month away!!

Time is running out to get your entries in. Check out the prize book HERE.

Entries are due August 5th by 4pm at the fair office.

It’s a 3 day event starting with a Youth Show on Friday, August 26, the long awaited 2022 West National on Saturday, August 27 and on Sunday, August 28, a sanctioned show.

We have many amazing prizes including:

  • 10 bags of goat text donated by Ritchie Smith Feeds valued at $200.
  • Felco Hoof Trimmers donated by Wool Growers $100.
  • 20kg bag of Milk Replacer & 700gr Bag of Colostrum donated by Star Gro Products $150.
  • 20 litres Teat dip and dip cup by De Laval
  • 3 $50. Gift certificates donated by Livestock Pharmacy $150.
  • 5 halters & lead ropes donated by Livestock Pharmacy

And so much more!

Don’t forget to check out our auction that closes July 29. (rules on the Facebook page

And what you’ve all been hoping to be the winning bidder on….The Milk Stand! The milk stand
is part of our auction and will be available to bid on until 7PM Saturday, August 27. Many
thanks to fellow breeders Aimee & Rob Sauve from Lone Rock Nigerians for donating this
fantastic stand to the West National. Save room in your truck for this!!

Heads Up!! There’s another show opportunity! The weekend following the WN, the VIGA is
hosting a sanctioned show at the Saanich Fair on the southern tip of the island The Prize Book
is available at

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us:
Chairperson: Ted Brooks at
Show Secretary: Jaki Ayton at
VIGA President: Angela Forster at

The theme for the fair is “Better Together” Let’s brighten up our stalls.

On behalf of the Vancouver Island Goat Association, we look forward to meeting you and making this a most memorable event.


We have received two more show sanction applications!
The Vancouver Island Goat Association have made application for an Open Doe Show at the Vancouver Island Ex at Nanaimo, BC on August 28th. This show will follow the West National Goat Show, held at the same location, on August 27th.

In Ontario, Caledonia Fair at Caledonia has applied for an Open Doe Show on October 1st, 2022. 

Open Doe Show at Centreville Fair – Centreville, Ontario

An application for a Sanctioned Open Doe Show at Centreville Fair held in Centreville, Ontario has been received and processed. The show will take place on September 3, 2022. It is exciting to see a steady stream of show applications arrive! More news on other shows coming soon!


On April 6th show packages are being sent to the following shows who have submitted approved sanction applications and payment:

  1. Ontario Dairy Buck Show, June 11, Lindsay, Ontario. Open Buck Show.
  2. Highland Classic Show, July 16, Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Open Doe Show.
  3. Listowel Fair, July 17, Listowel, Ontario. Open doe Show
  4. Two separate shows  at Millarville, Alberta on August 20 and 21. Both are sanctioned as Open Doe Shows.

In addition the West National Show will be held on Vancouver Island at Nanaimo, British Columbia in late August. The East National Show will take place in early November at the 100th Anniversary Show of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair!!

More to follow as additional shows are sanctioned!

Judges Licensing Conference

Please see updated information on the Judges Licensing Conference in Alberta in mid-May and note the deadline for forwarding fees to attend.  

Deadline for Bids to Host 2022 West National Show


At the 2021 Annual Meeting of CGS members asked that the Board consider adjusting the deadline for National Show bids to host to an earlier date.

The deadline had been September 30th of the year previous with a decision soon thereafter.

The Board considered this request and moved the deadline to June 30th of the year previous effective with 2022 National Shows.


With regard to 2020 bids from the Vancouver Island Goat Association (Western) and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (RAWF) ( Eastern) had been approved. Covid-19 restrictions caused the cancelation of both these events in 2020.


For 2021 the Board had once again approved the bid from the VIGA for the Western National and in Eastern Canada Brooklin Spring Fair had been approved as host.

Both these events have been cancelled.

An application from the RAWF had been received. This bid was approved when Brookline Spring Fair had to cancel their event. Time will tell if this event can be held.

The Board has already approved the RAWF as host of the 2022 East National in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Royal that year.


CGS is now entertaining bids to host the 2022 West National Show with a deadline of June 30, 2021 for applications.

Applications should be forwarded to the CGS office.



A couple of weeks ago we informed you that the CGS Board had approved Brooklin Fair as the venue for the 2021 Eastern National Goat Show. That show will be held in early June.

We are now confirming that the Western National will be held in Duncan, British Columbia on beautiful Vancouver Island! The Cowichan Exhibition Grounds will be home base for three days of exciting events.

On Friday, July 23rd a Youth Show will take center stage.

On Saturday, July 24th the Nationals will be the center piece of the whole weekend.

On Sunday, July 25th two more sanctioned shows will be held at the same location!

Additional highlights will include an online silent auction; a goat art auction and wine and cheese on Saturday night and very special prizes including art, milk stands, a tack box and baskets of goodies.

Time to start planning!

For any and all details please contact Jaki Ayton at