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A record-breaking LiveLighter Canning Show and Exhibition Results

Thanks all for an absolutely EPIC  LiveLighter Canning Show 2021, which just enjoyed:

  • A record-breaking crowd of over 15,500 smiling faces attending
  • Over $10,000 raised for not-for-profits and charities
  • Record-breaking attendances for 2nd year in a row
  • 2 out of 3 Sessions sold out
  • 100s of performers and local businesses supported
  • Powered by over 100 volunteers
  • All organised by not-for-profit organisation, Cannington Agricultural, Horticultural and Recreational Society Inc (CAHRS).


Our key supporting partners:

Our community partners:

We’d also like to thank…

  • All of our staff and the incredible community organisations and local businesses that come together and the people that support them.
  • Our incredible volunteers (from Committee of Management to Exhibition Stewards, logistic, cleaners etc)
  • and lastly, YOU!


If you attended this year’s Show, we’d love for you to take a few mins and give us some feedback so we can keep improving:

To say thanks, we’ll be randomly drawing 3 winners, each securing a $50 Voucher to spend anywhere at community supporters Westfield Carousel.

ALSO: Save the date for Canning Show 2022 – Fri 4 & Sat 5 November!

Relive the highlights from this year’s Canning Show by watching the video below:


The heart and soul of the Show for 110+ years, the Exhibition component evolved this year to see online entries allowed for the first time. We were pleased to experience the most entries we’ve seen for numerous years, contributing to an inspiring diversity of exhibits on display, being admired by a bigger crowd than ever at the Show two weekends ago. This year the Canning Show Exhibition saw a total of 343 people submitting 2580 entries, ranging from 2 to nearly 100-year olds sharing in $13,000+ in cash prizes.

With all seats filled at the Exhibition Awards on Saturday just gone, the best of the best of exhibitors were awarded for their efforts. Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds’ main Exhibition Hall hosted a classy three-course affair for distinguished guests, award-winning exhibitors and CAHRS committee, members, volunteers and staff, many of them frocking up in colourful attire to celebrate the International Year of Fruit & Vegetables. In-between performances from DJ Snake Mountain, Formidable Vegetable Soundsystem and Patti The Pig, the applause was loud for some of the best entrants showcased at one of WA’s biggest community-focused Exhibitions.

No stranger to the Awards stage, Ron Speed took top honours, taking out the George H Wilson Perpetual Award, won by the exhibitor with the most points gained from placements overall. With most of his winning entries in the Photography Section, he also picked up numerous awards in Cooking and Home & Dairy Produce. Ron’s bag of awards included 31 first places, 3 Champion placings and a total of 219 points.

Also of note:

  • In terms of Overall Most Points, Ron Seaton came in second place, and Brad McKnight
  • A hit last year, Alice Johnson again made a big impression for someone so small, taking out the Most Points Overall in the Youth classes, plus achieving Champion status in two sections.
  • Formidable gardener Rini Smith won the coveted trophy for Best Exhibit in Fruit and Vegetables for an amazing 4th time having previously picked up the award in 2014,2019, 2020, and also won a prize on the night for her fruit and veg themed attire.


Key awards handed out on the night included:


George H Wilson Perpetual Award – RON SPEED

Kenneth E Clark Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Vegetables & Fruit – RINI SMITH

Noel & Lurlene Dawkins Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Flowers – MARGARET GRAPES

Charles Treasure Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Home & Dairy Produce – COLLEEN EDMEADES

Ernest & Joan Clark Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Home Cooking – ANGELA CONNELL

Jennifer Outram Centenary Perpetual Trophy -For Best Exhibit In Sewing, Knitting, Crochet, Toys & Dolls- STEPHANIE LIVINGS

Thomas W Hammond Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Handicrafts – ANNETTE BIGLIN

James O’Donnell Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Hobby Ceramics – JOY LAIRD

City Of Canning Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Painting & Drawing – JASMIN FRANKLIN

Rob & Florence Corney Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Photography – RON SPEED   

Richard Liddelow Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Industrial Arts – ROBERT WOODWARD

Agricultural Produce Commission (Beekeepers) Perpetual Trophy – GARY TEMPLEMAN

Edweena Smith Perpetual Trophy – For Most Points Overall In Youth – ALICE JOHNSON

Ray & Rose Humphry Centenary Perpetual Trophy – For Best Exhibit In Youth Exhibits – DANIELLE UGLOW


(Fruit & Veg themed Special Classes):

Upcycling Scarecrow – NANCY BRANDHOFF

Novelty Sculpture/Carving – MELANIE HAWKES

Painting – Still Life – NIKKI PELECANOS


Best Hanging Container – RON SEATON

Pelargoniums – BRAD MCKNIGHT

CAHRS CEO Dianne Begg applauded, “Modernisation of the traditional competitions of the Show has been well received as we can see from the increased levels of interest and standards of exhibits displayed. We are seeing more handicrafts and overlooked skills being honed by exhibitors and excitingly fantastic use of recycled materials. Our first year of accepting online entries went relatively problem free and sets the scene for expansion of the competition to a wider audience in the future.”


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