Summerland Fall Fair to proceed in 2018

Agricultural fair to return following three-year hiatus

Summerland will have its annual fall fair in place next year, following a three-year absence.

A newly formed society and a new board are now in place to bring back the annual agricultural fair.

The committee consists of founding members Margaret Holler, Camila Diaz Ramirez and Denise MacDonald, along with board members Timothy Broesch, Barbara Thorburn, Bobby Bovenzi and Annie Beulah.

“This is a team with many diverse skills,” MacDonald said.

Broesch was the president of the Fall Fair in 2014, the last year the fair was held.

Previously, the agricultural fair had been a Summerland tradition, held in early September each year for 105 years.

In early June, 2015, after a month of uncertainty, the organizers chose not to hold the fair. Financial uncertainties and a shortage of board members were among the reasons for cancelling the fair at the time.

Now, however, there is a renewed interest in bringing back the fair, MacDonald said.

A meeting last week drew a cross-section of the community interested in bringing back the fair.

MacDonald said the fair, on the second weekend of September, is a busy time of year for apple growers and other orchardists. However, the other events that weekend, including a car show and a dog show, will help to bring people to the community.

Next year’s fair is expected to be smaller than past fairs, with fewer categories in place, but MacDonald and others expect it to grow in the coming years.

She added that already applications for funding have already been submitted.

“It’s going to be a great community event,” she said.

Just Posted

LETTER: Disrespectful behaviour not a reality

During the entire Banks Crescent section of the meeting, there was not a whisper from the crowd

Outbreak affects eight people in Vernon

UPDATE: Gastrointestinal illness reported at Vernon Jubilee Hospital

LETTER: Concept image doesn’t show reality

A Banks Crescent concept image used in the Review doesn’t show the trees and background

Letter: Arguments are unsubstantiated

An open letter to the Summerlanders for sensible development group

LETTER: Solly does not meet requirements for collector road

If an attempt to make Solly a collector road is made, it will cost a lot more than $1.2 million

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Star gazing: Mars – the Red Planet

Mars is part of our culture, currently of extreme scientific interest, and sufficiently like Earth

More than 20,000 pounds of garbage removed from riverside homeless camps

Two camps taken down last week on the banks of the Fraser and Chilliwack rivers

Suspect in Revelstoke standoff killed himself: RCMP

Mohammadali Darabi, suspect in the Calgary homicide of his roommate, was stopped in Revelstoke

Clinton visits Vancouver, applauds Trudeau, celebrates Democrats’ win in Alabama

Clinton told crowd she cheered when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed the country’s first gender-balanced cabinet.

VIDEO: Salt Spring Islanders ferry piano to their floating home

Everyone enjoys a little music on the water, but not everyone has a piano on their boat

Bomb detonated in Kamloops neighbourhood

Kamloops RCMP are investigating after an improvised explosive device was detonated Wednesday morning

No More Shootouts: Strong defence will be Canada’s backbone at world juniors

Head coach doesn’t want a situation where a hot goalie or a lucky bounce can determine a team’s fate

‘Assemble your own meal’ kits grow into $120M industry in Canada

Kits offer a middle ground between eating out and grocery shopping

Most Read