92 Years of Fairs
Saturday August 19, 2017
10 am to 4 pm
Mayne Island Agricultural Fair
For Canada’s 150 Celebration we are recognizing the history of Miners’ Bay. As this is where the miners stopped to rest on their way from the ships arriving in Victoria to the gold fields of British Columbia and the Yukon we will be setting up a gold panning event where children and adults can come and try their luck at finding hidden jewels in the sand.
Zucchini Races – General Guidelines
Four age groups – 6 and below, 7 to 9 years, 10 to 12 years and 13 years plus
Registration forms will be used for each age category.
There will be two segments of races.
- First segment of about an hour to an hour and a half to select the top three fastest in each age group.
- Second segment about a half an hour after a break to re-run the three fastest in each category and ﬁnd the over-all winner in each age group (check the schedule on our website for times).
The cars are to be constructed using a “real zucchini – no other squash” with wheels attached to the zucchini or the zucchini attached to a toy car. No motors allowed.
The cars will be no wider than 20 cm (9 inches), the wheel base (distance between front and back axle) will be no longer than 30 cm (12 inches).
The over-all weight ﬁnished car cannot exceed 1.5 kg (about 3 lbs).
The format for the construction of the cars will be similar to last year. Participants are encouraged to construct their cars at home but we will have a table where cars can be constructed with supplies provided. This will be available before the races start.
Participants are encouraged to decorate their cars with innovative materials. Decorating supplies will be provided on-site for those cars built there.
Every entry will receive a participant’s ribbon.
There will three winners in each age category for preliminary run off as well as a Grand Champion for the ﬁnal run off for each category.
As well there will be three winners in each age category for “Best Decorated “entry. These awards/prizes may be presented at same time as children Agricultural trophies. (see schedule)
The location will be the same as last year with a rope fence to keep participants/crowd back from race track to allow better visibility, safety and selection of winners.
race team of Jon Hoff, Ray Hagkull, Tony Smith and Brian Haller
Judging of floats, bikes and animals at 10:30 a.m.
Are you going to be in the parade?
Entry deadline – 5:30 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the fair
Entry forms can be dropped off at the Agricultural Hall on registration days (Monday and Tuesday) August 14 and 15, 1 to 5:30 pm.
After July 1, 2017. Check the accompanying PDF (click here) of the fair booklet for rules and regulations, category divisions and entry deadlines.
Attention to people planning to enter fruits, vegetables and flowers into the fair exhibits:
On Monday July 31 from 1 to 3 pm in the Ag Hall Julie Schueck will be presenting a seminar on how to enter these items into a fair. How to present your exhibit. What will the judges be looking for. This seminar is open to all exhibition entrants and it is FREE.
For any inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall Fair 2017 Trophies – Last Year’s Winners
Children’s TrophiesDodd’s Cup (Most Points overall – children) Grace Garrett
Most Points in Group A (under 7) Hanna Sheppard
Most Points in Group B (8 – 10 years) Taisho Gilmour
Most Points in Group C (11 – 12 years) Grace Garrett
Most Points in Group D (13 – 15 years) Malia Steele
Baking Cup Eva Roberts
Crafts Cup Nadia Ebrahim
Sheppard Sarafis Trophy for Best Poetry Zoe Sayers
Best Birdhouse One class for all ages $10 Anya Sinal
Winnie Hayhurst Sewing Cup Grace Garrett and Tanya Roberts
Thorson Trophy (Recycled Art) Ella Couture and Ben Janetka
Quilting – $10 prize no entries
Best Bran Muffins no entries
Sprague Trophy for Children’s Photography – Lena Duffield and
Best in Show Taisho Gilmour
Marjorie Haggart Art Trophy Grace Garrett
Best Photography in Show – rosette Noah Gutiw
Bank of Montreal (Produce 100 – 167) Mirjam Moore
Oceanwood Country Inn Trophy (Wine 179 – 191) Peter McComb
George Slinn Memorial Trophy (Floral 200 – 246) Mirjam Moore
Best Floral Arrangement (Floral 200 – 205) Robyn Yeldon
Fred Bennett Memorial Trophy (Best rose in Fair) Brian Steele
Best Floral Arrangement in Show – rosette Robyn Yeldon
McGill Trophy (Best Loaf of Bread) Jeannine Merinuk
– plus rosette
F.W. Mathews Trophy (Baking and Canning) Joanna Weeks
Best Pie In Fair – rosette Mirjam Moore
Canning Collection Prize – 1st place no entries
Williams Trophy – Needle Arts Pat Todd
Silver Thimble Award (Quilting) Susan Charles and Mirjam Moore
Best Quilt in Fair – rosette Sandra Sandvik
Vera Greene Memorial Trophy (Knitting and Crocheting) Pat Todd
Best Hand knitted Item $50.00 (Millie Leathers Memorial) Bliss Leathers
Repel Trophy (Recycled Art) no entries
Fred Flick Trophy (Crafts) Dorota Peacock, George Bathgate, June Hamer, Cheryl Funk
Randall Trophy (Fine Arts) Marta Izsak
Photolec Trophy (Photography) Annette Witteman
Best Photography in Fair – rosette Jodie Waldie
BC Tel Trophy (Most Points Overall – Adult) Mirjam Moore
Legion Cup (Most Points by a Mayne Island Resident) Mirjam Moore
Best Float in Fair Mayne Island Quilters’ Guild
BC Fairs Peoples’ Choice
BC Fairs – Mason Jar Sandra Sandvik
BC Fairs – Mug Rug Leslie Campbell
BC Fairs – Sepia Photo Collection Zoe Sayers