Top prize for IPE

The Interior Provincial Exhibition captured the top prize for community engagement during the B.C. Fairs convention.

Armstrong’s Interior Provincial Exhibition has rounded up some prestigious hardware.

The IPE captured the top prize for community engagement during the B.C. Fairs convention.

“We decided to focus our entry on the tremendous community engagement in partnership with the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce,” said Jeanne Noble Harter, IPE president. “This relationship is needed for an event of our magnitude.”

With an emphasis on the participation that the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce provides to the IPE, three factors were highlighted.

They include management of the parade, the business decorating contest and the chamber’s promotion of Armstrong Spallumcheen at the fair.

“We are very proud of the partnership with the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Chamber of Commerce and all they do for our community, “ aid Bryan Burns, IPE general manager.

In the member’s choice awards, the winners from the IPE in the B.C. Fairs special class in photography, sewing and hobbies were well represented.

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

“We really want to say thank you to the community for all their participation in making the IPE the excellent event that it is and for continuing to support the best agricultural fair experience available,” said Burns.

The 117th IPE runs Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, 2016.