2013 Fall FeatherFest
The Vernon Pigeon and Poultry Club hosted their third Fall Featherfest on September 28th and 29th in Armstrong, B.C. on the fairgrounds. Four hundred and thirty entries were received from as far away as Saskatchewan and Vancouver Island. The show included bantams, large chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys – but not pigeons this year.
A local Scout group provided a well stocked concession outside the front of the show barn. Inside held the show, Champion Row, a silent auction of quality birds and a sale area.
The host hotel was the Armstrong Inn where a banquet for twenty-five exhibitors was held on Saturday night. Sunday morning at the show site before coup-out, an Awards Presentation was took place and over $500 of prize money was handed out. Dave Anderson from California was the judge and, from all reports, he did a fine job. Dave was ably assisted by his clerk, Mike Kelliher. Heather Hayes and Dudley DeLeenheer were co-chairpersons, Connie DeLeenheer was the show secretary, and George Zimmerman the show treasurer. The show committee was very happy with all the help provided by an energetic group of volunteers.