A call for all to the fair in fall

The Fall Fair is looking for volunteers, exhibitors, vendors, entertainers and judges.

PORT HARDY—The website is up and running, and the exhibit booklets are published and available at local outlets.

Now, it’s your turn.

The Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair, A Royal Affair, is set for the weekend of Sept. 8-9 in Port Hardy, and the fair committee is looking for a few good exhibitors, vendors, entertainers, judges and volunteers to make it a success.

One new feature for this year’s fair is making it as “green” as possible, with recycling for almost everything available, and even composting for food wastes from the food vendors.

“We are hoping that this year’s booth renters will get into the ‘green zone’ and promote re-usable shopping bags, refillable drink containers, recyclable or compostable food containers,” said Brenda Fleeton of the fall fair committee. “And help make sure used decorations and paperwork get into recycling containers at the end of the fair.”

Info covering all areas of the fair is available at www.mountwaddingtonfallfair.ca.

Exhibit booklets and booth rental forms can be picked up in Port Hardy at the Chamber of Commerce and at For Scrap Sake in Thunderbird Mall. In Port McNeill booklets and rental forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce, and they are available at the Vancouver Island Regional Library branches in Port Alice, Port Hardy and Port McNeill.

The committee is also seeking volunteers to help in several areas in the week leading up to the fair, in arena set-up, decorating, taking in exhibits and judging, as well as fair take-down.

The call is also out for entertainers to perform on the fair stage during the fair or the Saturday night Coffee House — to be officially renamed the Tea Party in honour of the fair’s Royal Jubilee theme.

To inquire about a booth or display at the fair, contact Gord Glover at 250-956-2727. To volunteer, or for general inquiries, call Heather Jones at 250-949-6257. Entertainers interested in performing should call Brian Hickes at 250-902-2228.