The Meaford Chamber of Commerce wrapped up the 12th annual Meaford Dragons event with a virtual broadcast on December 2. Forced to pivot to an online event due to COVID-19, the show was filmed at Woodford Hall earlier in the year and the final winners were kept secret till the final broadcast.
The 2020 event was again hosted by comedian, actor and writer, Andrew Chapman, and pitted Dragon Slayers Sue Bazant of Czech It Out; Adam Harrington of Northern Nutrition Pet Treat & Food Company; Grace Morin of Little Wren Hair Studio; Tom Thwaits of the Big Canoe Project; and Emily Veldman and Sara Brown of The Purple Hollow against Dragons Daryl Johnson of Amici’s; Marie-Catherine Marsot of The Frauxmagerie; Nancy Sharma of Broker Link; Thomas Vincent of Global Hospitality; and Robert Voigt of Parkbridge.
The Slayers made impressive pitches in vying for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. In the end, all five contestants received valuable prizes with the big winners being:
1st place: The Purple Hollow received $7,600 in cash and prizes, including $500 for the Meaford Rotary Club Audience Choice Award, for their exciting new project, an agricultural tourism farm specializing in lavender, sunflowers, and specialty cut flowers – offering handmade and culinary goods, bouquets, wholesale flowers, and educational tours. They plan to open in August 2021.
2nd place: The Northern Nutrition Pet Treat & Food Company took second place with $3,175 in cash and prizes for their business, which produces premium-quality pet treats using only the best locally sourced ingredients.
The Meaford Chamber of Commerce would like to thank its amazing sponsors for helping make this exciting virtual event possible. More information on all of the participants, and a complete list of sponsors, can be found on the Chamber website at: https://meafordchamber.ca/meaford-dragons.