IPE gets honours

The Armstrong fair’s Shirley Fowler was named volunteer of the year

The Interior Provincial Exhibition has walked away with some provincial hardware.

During the B.C. Fairs convention in Abbotsford, the Armstrong fair’s Shirley Fowler was named volunteer of the year and the IPE was tops in the agricultural education exhibit category.

“It is an awesome accomplishment to be recognized on a provincial level,” said Bryan Burns, IPE general manager.

As a long-time volunteer of the fair, Fowler has served as a director, vegetable division director, executive member, vice-president and president.

“With years of dedicated service to the fair industry and instrumental in the growth and development of the IPE, Shirley puts in countless hours and energy into ensuring the success of our fair,” said Burns.

In terms of the agricultural education exhibit award, it recognizes the IPE’s agricultural displays and demonstrations during the annual event.

“This category was to share how we provide education to the public about agriculture in an interesting, innovative manner from signage, a display or an interactive exhibit,” said Burns.

In the members’ choice awards, the winner at the IPE in the B.C. Fairs special class in photography, sewing and hobbies was well represented.

“These exhibitors are the foundation of agricultural fairs and we are so proud of their contributions”, said Jeanne Noble Harter, IPE president.

Elizabeth Wikkering, from the Deep Creek Dairy Club, placed third with a 4-H educational board display on haying.


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