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Fall Fair a frenzy of fun

PORT HARDY-Annual Mount Waddington Regional Fall Fair draws crowd for food, entertainment, vendor booths and displays.

Gazette staff

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

Prize/trophy results

 

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.

 

Booth Winners

Semi Commercial: Tri-Port Recycling/Return it Centre.

Home Based Business: NVIAS (North Vancouver Island Artists Society.

Non-profit: North Island Concert Society.

 

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