Show Legend

Show Legend

Congratulations to Gordon & Barbara Gilbert for winning Show Legend for 2023!

The Show Legend Award was introduced by the Canterbury A&P Association Committee and Management in 2004; it is now an annual Award. The Award honors an individual for outstanding voluntary services to the Canterbury A&P Association and the annual Show.

The recipient demonstrates the attributes of: 

  • Personality
  • Professionalism 
  • Camaraderie
  • Commitment
  • Passion for the Canterbury A&P Association and annual Show
  • Strength of character

The Show Legend may be a steward, marshal, supervisor, crew or general volunteer who the Committee and Management feel has contributed far above and beyond the call of duty. The Canterbury A&P Show is the largest Agricultural and Pastoral Show in New Zealand and the largest single event in the South Island. The ingredient that is the true essence of the success of the Canterbury A&P Association and its annual Show is the people.

The Show Legend celebrates the people who are truly passionate about The Show, many of whom come from families where generation after generation they have given their time freely and enthusiastically to support the A&P movement. It is these people, who up till now have been the unsung heroes, which truly make The Show a success.

Past Winners of The Show Legend Award include:

2004 - Bryce Black

2005 - Graeme Petrie

2006 - Gina Saville

2007 - Harley Jenkins

2008 - Gordon Stuart

2009 - Stuart Schroeder

2010 - Dave Clark

2011 - Peter Flemming

2012 - Roger James

2013 - Ivan Robertson

2014 - Kelvyn Scott

2015 - Justine Brown

2016 - Peter Binne

2017 - Jackie Hill

2018 - Doug Bain 

2019 - Carolyn Play

2020 - No award due to COVID-19

2021 - No award due to COVID-19

2022 - Roger Fuller

2023 - Gordon & Barbara Gilbert