More than 10,000 local students have benefited from this program since its inception at Grand River Raceway in 2006.

This annual agriculture-education program is designed for Grade 3 students. The day-long program introduces children to agriculture in a fun, hands-on forum.


Pizza Perfect will take a one-year hiatus in 2020, as the Lighthouse Restaurant will be under construction in March 2020. Pizza Perfect will return for 2021. Application information for the 2021 event will be available starting in September 2020.

Over the course of two days, more than 800 Grade 3 students will delve into the unique Pizza Perfect event at Grand River Raceway. The local youngsters will spend the field trip in a hands-on agricultural education program themed after the favored pie.

The event takes place in the race paddock at Grand River Raceway. The students are bused in from 20 local schools across four school boards in the Waterloo-Wellington area.

Pizza Perfect is a one-day program designed specifically for Grade 3 students. The event is themed after pizza, which typically represents all four food groups identified by Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating. The agriculture-awareness program involves a comprehensive study of related agriculture, nutrition, food processing, economics, mathematics, science, arts and language, and agricultural careers.

Pizza Perfect explores these subject areas with complete interactivity. Hands-on activities and live demonstrations include milking a cow, cheese making and transplanting seedlings.

Hosted by the Grand River Agricultural Society (operator of Grand River Raceway), Pizza Perfect is made possible with the help of more than 85 volunteers and representatives from over 30 agricultural producer’s groups, associations and suppliers.

For more information about the Pizza Perfect program:
Tel: (519) 846-8879 •