A popular part of the Interior Provincial Exhibition is the midway. Tom Harter

A popular part of the Interior Provincial Exhibition is the midway. Tom Harter

IPE official goes provincial

Tom Harter will sit on the B.C. Association of Fairs and Exhibitions board

A board member of Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition is joining a provincial body.

Tom Harter, the IPE board’s executive director and grounds layout co-ordinator, was elected to a two-year term with the B.C. Association of Fairs and Exhibitions board of directors at the recent B.C. Fairs convention at Sun Peaks, near Kamloops.

“It is an awesome accomplishment and I look forward to being part of the decision-making processes on a provincial level,” said Harter.

“It is an exciting time as B.C. Fairs is in the process of defining and quantifying the huge impact fairs have on the communities throughout B.C.”

Harter has served on the IPE board for the last five years and was elected to the executive last year.

He has been volunteering for many years, along with the other 450-plus volunteers and the 30-plus non-profit groups that are an integral part of the IPE success.

“It is great to see one of our own on the B.C. Fairs board,” said Bryan Burns, IPE general manager.

The 115th IPE is slated for Aug. 27 to 31, 2014.

For additional information, visit www.armstrongipe.com.