The LiveLighter Canning Show saw nearly 15,000 tickets snapped up, and Sessions sold-out,
heralding a new age for this key community event. It marked the second year in a row the not-for-profit event
has experienced record-breaking numbers, whilst this time also expanding the showgrounds and
implementing numerous big changes to create a COVID safe environment for more smiles.

This year COVID-19 decimated agricultural shows across Australia, including the Perth Royal Show, with 100s
of key events cancelled. The LiveLighter Canning Show 2020 was the very first major metropolitan show in
Australia to go ahead. Bringing much needed joy and inspiration to thousands, it also provides hope for the
successful return of many other Ag Show and community events in 2021.

Canning Show’s COVID Safe Event Plan was one of the first to be approved by the WA Department Of Health,
including a commitment to safety driving numerous programming changes. Yet, despite all odds, Canning
Show delivered huge amounts of fun for all ages, and attracted one of the most diverse crowds it ever has,
achieving a community celebration of epic proportions.

Run by not-for-profit, volunteer-leading organisation, Canning Agricultural, Horticultural & Recreational
Society (CAHRS), committed to enriching the community for over 110 years, this year’s Show was a testament
to the passion and hard-work of hundreds of volunteers.

CAHRS’s CEO Dianne Begg remarked, “The delight of the families coming through the gate of this year’s
LiveLighter Canning Show was tremendous to see. Early arrivals headed to the petting farm, sideshow, stage
and displays. Others joyfully held onto the much-loved Bertie Beetle Showbags. The evening sessions ended
with great fireworks displays, followed by cheers and applause from the crowds, who stuck around past
closing time. It was a unique experience to be the first community event of this type and scale after COVID,
and one we will never forget.

I’d like to thank the hundreds of people who worked behind the scenes for weeks to get the Show up and
running. They did a brilliant job and deserved the many displays of gratitude from the public for running the
Show this year.”

CAHRS Committee President Ray Porter added, “Earlier this year the decision was made that we would try our
hardest to make sure that the Canning Show would overcome all challenges. With support and determination
from our keen staff, volunteers and my colleagues on the Committee of Management, we have managed all
the obstacles in our way. Thanks also to the support of our naming rights partner Healthway with the
LiveLighter message, plus key partners City of Canning and Lotterywest.”

This support assisted CAHRS in pulling together an event vital to the community, the LiveLighter Canning Show
supporting many local businesses, not-for-profit organisations, community groups, performers and more. We
look forward to further building on the many changes made for an even better event in 2021!


To enhance this process of continuous improvement and community enrichment, CAHRS/Canning Show is
now looking for feedback on the 2020 LiveLighter Canning Show. Would love to hear from attendees of this
year’s Show to help make 2021’s Show an even more valued community celebration! Plus there are some
great prizes to win, courtesy of CAHRS-supporters Westfield Carousel and City of Canning.



With the decision to go ahead with organising the Exhibition made during COVID lockdown conditions, pushed by the desire to ignite the people’s creative spark, this year’s Canning Show Exhibition saw 2289 entries displayed, and more than 250+ exhibitors involved. Over $13,000 was distributed, with the Champions and other winners waiting to be announced at an exclusive invite-only Presentation & Awards Evening on Saturday 21 November.MORE INFO: WWW.CANNINGSHOW.COM.AU // INTERVIEWS: