Ontario’s York Region is all set to welcome Holstein breeders from coast to coast in Canada to the 2017 National Holstein Convention when it is held from April 5-8. “Experience the City Lights” is the theme for the convention which will be held on the outskirts of Canada’s largest city, Toronto, Ont. The headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites, 9005 Leslie Street, Richmond Hill, Ont. (tel: 905-881-2121).

Here is a brief reminder of what will be taking place:

Wednesday, April 5
* Visit to Canadian Dairy XPO, Stratford, Ont.
* Taste of Ontario National Convention Sale, 6 p.m. at Cranston Farms, Ancaster, Ont.

Thursday, April 6
* Ontario Spring Discovery Holstein Show, 9:30 a.m. at Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ont.
* Alternative tour to downtown Toronto.
* York Region Heritage Evening and Welcome Night, 7 p.m. at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, Ont.

Friday, April 7
* Farm Tours
* Holland Marsh Alternate Tour
* Bull Pen Sports Bar Evening and Dance, Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, Ont.

Saturday, April 8
* Holstein Canada Annual Meeting, 9 a.m. at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, Ont.
* Master Breeder Gala, 6 p.m. at Sheraton Parkway Hotel, Richmond Hill, Ont.

For more information, go to Holstein Canada’s web site, www.holstein.ca.