PORT HARDY—The annual Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair drew hundreds of entries — and nearly as many spectators — to the local arena and Civic Centre last weekend.
Casting a Net: Capturing the Arts of the North Island recognized and honoured the efforts of artists, crafters, growers, bakers, preservers, entertainers and much more.
The fair featured a seafood chowder cook-off, the annual Dog Show, the Scarecrow Cafe and a return appearance by the North Island Farmer’s Market.
Here are a few of our favourite images from the weekend, along with prize winners:
2014 Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair
Perpetual Palette: Pam Jones, Coal Harbour.
School Participation Award: Sea View Elementary Jr. Secondary, Port Alice.
Best Photography (Best photo in fair): Ruth Botel, Port Hardy.
Best Photographer (Highest points total): Adult—Ruth Botel, Port Hardy; Teen—Danielle Lacasse, Port McNeill; Child—Sydney Martineau, Port Hardy.
Arts & Crafts Aggregate Trophies: Adult—Connie Cowan, Port Hardy; Teen—Jaylon Grenier, Port Hardy; Child—Mallory Martineau, Port Hardy.
Best Gardener Trophy: Nancy Stephenson and Jim Onions of the Onion Ranch, Port McNeill.
Community Involvement Award: District of Port Hardy.
Best of Kitchen Award: Brenda Fleeton, Port Hardy
Grand Entry Award (Best single entry of fair): Sabrina Dent, Port Hardy.
Best Booth Award: North Vancouver Island Artists Society.
Grand Children’s Award: Nathan Child, Port Hardy.
Grand Aggregate (Teen) Award: Danielle Lacasse, Port McNeill.
Grand Aggregate (Adult) Award: Brenda Fleeton, Port Hardy.
Semi Commercial: Tri-Port Recycling/Return it Centre.
Home Based Business: NVIAS (North Vancouver Island Artists Society.
Non-profit: North Island Concert Society.