2017 Fall Fair Report

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August 26 was the 2017 Pender Islands Fall Fair, first held in 1932.  

The theme was “In Simpler Times”, and the guest of honour a long-time and dearly-loved Pender resident, Jean Bradley.  

A highlight of the Fair this year was an evening concert by “Daniel Lapp and Friends”, with Pender Islands’ Twin Island Cider and local beer on draught in the beer garden, Pender Island lamb added to the barbecue fare, and a special focus was on making this fare “zero-waste", aided by the Recycling Society.  From Barbara Truit comes this Thank You.

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The Grand Parade begins

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Michael & Rhondda examine a Green Cone
Food Digester soon available again at the recycling depot

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As always, there was livestock – sheep, goats, pigs, poultry – and farm and farm product displays.  There were games for all ages and many community displays. This year, as always, volunteers were treated to food and drink to fuel them as they helped set-up and take-down.    

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Hoynes was on-tap and a hit

There were no entry fees this year, and prize monies were not given out (cash was awarded this year in the children’s & young people’s sections only), but there were ribbons, trophies and fun.  

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A very excited prizewinner in the
recycling 
society’s Recycled Art contest

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If you would like to join our team for next year’s Fall Fair, we would love to have you.  Please call Barb at 250-222-3817 or Matthew at 778-792-9114.

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Gary and Peggy practically gave away
their superlative wood creations

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Bill remained tranquil, as always, in the midst of the melee

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