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2024 digitization project

You can help save precious CNE memories with your financial gift.

We are pleased to advise that the CNE Foundation has once again been approved for funding for its CNE Archives Project through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Organizations program.

Through the upcoming Q1 2024 project, the Foundation will provide meaningful employment opportunities to two masters students in a related field of study and aim to save approximately 5,500 at-risk negatives from the CNE’s Alexandra Studio archival collection. It is a win-win!

Please consider a gift today in any amount in support of this important work as the project grant funds a portion of the student wages. One hundred per cent of your tax deductible donation will be directed to this digitization work. Thank you kindly for your support.

To learn more about our CNE Archives Project, please click here.

Holiday 50/50 wraps up on December 15!

The CNE Foundation Holiday 50/50 Grand Prize Draw is on Friday night! Buy now for your chance to take home the cash Grand Prize – currently more $12,250!

Two Consolation Prize winners will each take home $250 Cash Prizes.

Buy your Holiday 50/50 tickets at CNEF5050.com by December 15 at 11:59 p.m. Tickets start at just $5.

Every raffle ticket purchased supports the CNE Foundation’s community and youth programs. Thanks for your help.

To learn more about our Holiday 50/50 fundraiser, please click here.

2023 CNE Foundation Holiday 50/50

You could take home the guaranteed $7,500 minimum cash prize in our CNE Foundation Holiday 50/50!

Buy your tickets at CNEF5050.com for eleven chances to WIN and a chance to support a good cause.

A $7,500+ cash Grand Prize, 2024 CNE Ride All Day Pass 4-Packs, $250 Cash Prizes and $500 Cash Prizes can all be won!

CNE Foundation Holiday 50/50 tickets are on sale till December 15 at CNEF5050.com. Early Bird Draw deadlines: November 23 and 30, and December 7.

Every raffle ticket purchased supports the CNE Foundation’s community and youth programs. Thank you for playing.

To learn more about our Holiday 50/50 fundraiser, please click here.

2023 Eamonn O’Loghlin Scholarship Recipients

The Canadian National Exhibition Foundation was pleased to return in 2023 with two post-secondary scholarships to be awarded through our Eamonn O’Loghlin Scholarship Fund.

True to form, the field of applicants was impressive, highlighting the talent and dedication present among many of the youth employed by the CNE each summer. Following a comprehensive review, two candidates emerged as the successful recipients: Ava Chau, CNE HorseCapades Attendant, Markham, ON, and Ayah Najarbashi, CNE Lost and Found Attendant, Toronto, ON.

Our 2023 Eamonn O’Loghlin Scholarship recipients not only exemplify the values of the CNE Foundation, but also demonstrate values that we feel would have been important to the Fund’s namesake as well, both academically and in terms of their community work and leadership.

Each recipient has been awarded $1,500 to assist with costs related to a post-secondary program, such as tuition, course fees or course books.

Thank you to all seasonal CNE employees who submitted applications and congratulations to our successful scholarship recipients.

To learn more about our scholarships, please click here.

Together we put “Smiles on Faces” this summer

This past summer, we were thrilled to be back with the second edition of our Smiles on Faces Program.

Working with our charity partners, Make-A-Wish Canada and the Toronto Ukrainian Foundation, we granted VIP visits to the Ex to 25 children with critical illnesses and displaced children from Ukraine, along with their families.

“We are truly so grateful to you for your work, checking in and your kindness, also the foundation and what they provide to families with children with critical illness and issues.”

Alicia, mother of Charlotte

It was our honour to host these special guests this summer. Our Smiles on Faces families were treated to unlimited rides with front of the line access, meals and treats for the day, on-site supports and more. We were also able to cover the family’s local transportation costs to and from the CNE, and present them with a special CNE Family Gift Pack to remember their day.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, funders and individual donors, we were able to put smiles on the faces of some really great kids.

The CNE Foundation gratefully acknowledges North American Midway Entertainment, the Michael and Libby Goldgrub Foundation and the Government of Canada’s Canada Summer Jobs Program for their support of this initiative.

To learn more about our Smiles on Faces Program, please click here.

Meet our Grand CNE 50/50 Grand Prize winner!

Congratulations to our Grand CNE 50/50 Grand Prize winner – Daniel Venier from Toronto, Ontario! Daniel took home the cash Grand Prize of $166,810! It was wonderful to meet Daniel and his wife, Katelyn Wallace, in person and chat about their potential future plans with their winnings.

We are EXtremely grateful for the support we received this summer in response to our Grand CNE 50/50 fundraiser. Thanks to one and all. Your raffle ticket purchases enable the CNE Foundation to make a positive impact in the community, year-round.

Please click here to view the complete list of winning numbers. Congrats to all.

Photo: 2023 Grand CNE 50/50 $166,810 cash Grand Prize presentation

Pictured (left to right): Darrell Brown (CNE CEO); Suzan Hall (CNE Foundation Chair/CNE President); Daniel Venier (Grand Prize winner); Adam Blodgett (CFO); Joanne Benerowski (CNE Foundation Executive Director)

3-on-3 at the CNE

Another action-packed 3-on-3 basketball tournament is in the history books! Thanks to all teams who came out this past weekend to compete on the court, situated just inside the CNE’s iconic Princes’ Gates, and congratulations to all for a job well done.

Thank you to the CNE community for your support of our 50/50 fundraisers throughout the year. Your help enables the CNE Foundation to foster youth participation in sports through programs such as this, including youth who face barriers. The benefits last a lifetime.

To learn more about CNE Foundation community and youth programs, please click here

2023 CNE Foundation Silent Auction

We are EXcited to host our inaugural CNE Foundation Silent Auction fundraiser this summer, benefitting the CNE Foundation and our charitable programs.

In the ultimate win-win, you could potentially take home something you love while supporting a good cause.

Our new fundraiser takes place both online and in-person at The Ex (Salon 106B, Enercare Centre), from August 18 to September 4, 2023.

Thank you for helping to make a difference.

To learn more about our new silent auction, please click here.

2022 Eamonn O’Loghlin Scholarship Recipients

The Canadian National Exhibition Foundation was pleased to return in 2022 with two post-secondary scholarships to be awarded through our Eamonn O’Loghlin Scholarship Fund.

Following a comprehensive review, two candidates emerged as the successful recipients from the impressive field of studious and community-minded applicants: Arpsima Aziz, CNE AgVenture Supervisor, Toronto, ON, and Tahsheen Daruwala, CNE Admission Ticket Seller, Brampton, ON.

Our 2022 Eamonn O’Loghlin Scholarship recipients not only exemplify the values of the CNE Foundation, but also demonstrate values that we feel would have been important to the Fund’s namesake as well, both academically and in terms of their community work and leadership.

Each recipient has been awarded $1,500 to assist with costs related to a post-secondary program, such as tuition, course fees or course books.

Thank you to all seasonal CNE employees who submitted applications and congratulations to our successful scholarship recipients.

To learn more about the CNE Foundation’s Eamonn O’Loghlin Scholarship Fund, please click here

Supporting Ukrainian newcomers with a CNE Foundation Community Grant

Through the generous support of the CNE community, through our 2022 50/50 raffle fundraisers, the CNE Foundation recently awarded a Community Grant to the Toronto Ukrainian Foundation.

This funding aims to support local activities to resettle displaced persons as a result of the war in Ukraine. With community being central to the CNE, it is our hope that these funds will help families and individuals who are seeking to make a new home in Ontario.

Sincere thanks for your support.

Visit tufoundation.ca to learn more about the Toronto Ukrainian Foundation and their work in the community.

Please click here to learn more about the CNE Foundation’s Community Investment program.

Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner of $183,255!

The CNE Foundation was thrilled to return this past summer with our Grand CNE 50/50 fundraiser. A heartfelt thank you to all CNE fans who supported the Foundation’s community and youth programs by purchasing a raffle ticket.

A cash Grand Prize, Weekend Staycations sponsored by Hotel X Toronto, $500 Cash Prizes and 2022 CNE RAD Pass 4-Packs were all available to be won through the Grand Prize Draw, a Consolation Prize Draw and three Early Bird Draws.

Congratulations to Allen Davis of Etobicoke, ON, who took home the cash Grand Prize of $183,255! It was lovely to meet him in person and speak with him about how it feels to win such a big prize!

Please click here to view the complete list of winning numbers. Congrats to all.

The CNE Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of our prize sponsors: Hotel X Toronto and the Canadian National Exhibition Association.

Photo: 2022 Grand CNE 50/50 $183,255 cash Grand Prize presentation

Pictured (left to right): Adam Blodgett (CFO); Darrell Brown (CNE CEO); Allen Davis (Grand Prize winner); Suzan Hall (CNE Foundation Chair/CNE President); Joanne Benerowski (Director of the Foundation)

2022 joint project with Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation

This year, we are thrilled to work in partnership with the Canadian Heritage Photography Foundation (CHPF) on a joint project: Preserving the Legacy of the Canadian National Exhibition: Digitizing Photography from the Alexandra Studio Collection 1977-79.

This joint initiative will enable the digitization and preservation of 8,000 at-risk archival photo negatives from the CNE’s Alexandra Studio collection. Public access to the images will be available through both foundations following completion of the project.

The CNE portion of the Alexandra Studio Fond consists of 109,032 cellulose acetate photo negatives and captures a visual record of the iconic Canadian National Exhibition event through the years 1947 to 1983. The CNE Foundation and CHPF project focuses on a selection of the images, from the years 1977 to 1979.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the CHPF team to save CNE memories for future generations.

This project has been made possible in part by Library and Archives Canada’s Documentary Heritage Communities Program.

Please click here to view the media release.