Exhibition High Points: new team lead brings fresh air

More participants in the fall fair can still mean more space in the exhibition building, says new chairperson for the division.

Vivian ChuiOmineca Express


More participants in the fall fair can still mean more space in the exhibition building, says new chairperson for the division.

“People enjoyed the openness, even though we have more entries,” said Gloria Daley, who has redesigned the building’s layout this year.

The submissions for some categories have doubled, maybe due to preparation as well as the earlier summer this year.

“We’ve started earlier in getting the building ready, people were reminded earlier.” said Daley. “All the fruits and vegetables were more ripe, just because of the weather.”

However, she added, the entries for flowers were also lower with the earlier blossoming this year.

New to the fair, Daley looks to prepare five-year and 10-year plans for the building, including a photography gallery in the future.

“Just to make it something Vanderhoof can be proud to present to the world,” she said.

For the 50th anniversary, the committee will start with getting a vintage ‘66 van and gathering input from students in schools.


Youth 14-15 Mykenzie Albertson

Home Preserves Geraldine Pritchard

Jr. 10-11 Clara Yoder

Scrapbooking Becca Rodts

Agriculture Melissa Albertson

Handicrafts and Arts Jason Carr

Quilting Lesley Chaisson

Needlework Violet Milos

Photography Dennis Parfitt

Flowers Becca Rodts

Beverages Muriel Ens

Garden Produce Edward Poole

Home Baking Becca Rodts

Youth 12-13 Andrea Hartwig

Youth 16-17 Mikayla Triggs

Pre-school 2-3 Erikka Albertson

Pre-school 4-5 Dawson Robertson

Jr. 8-9 Graham Yoder

Jr. 6-7 Macey Robertson


Overall exhibit building high point winner was 7-year-old Macey Robertson.


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