The Interior Provincial Exhibition was held on August 27 – 31st. of this year. The theme this year was to feature 4-H in British Columbia – its 100th. year of existence. The pigeon and poultry barn was decorated using that theme with logos of 4H in green and white. Banners were hung and flowers in pots complimented the main decorations.
We had nearly 500 entries in our barn this year. Entries included bantams, large fowl, waterfowl, turkeys, guineas and pigeons. New cages built by Herman Husykamp were used for the largest birds entered and were set up across from the rabbits in the middle of the building. Heather Hayes judged the poultry this year and Frank Seip judged the pigeons. A large number of volunteers helped during the fair making work less onerous for the core committee. Setup for the show took place on the Thursday before the fair and entries starting coming in on Tuesday, the day before the fair started. Judging took place on Wednesday and was completed about mid afternoon. Evelyn Hill, a relatively new club member, worked closely with Dudley mentoring her to take over as director for Division 6 next year.
Show results are as follows:
Champion bantam – Silver Sebright hen by Dudley DeLeenheer
Reserve Champion bantam – Old Dutch hen by Ted Puchelak
Champion Large Fowl – Chantecler K by Fran MacDonald
Reserve Champion Large Fowl – BBR Shamo K by Herman Husykamp
Champion Pigeon – Ted Puchelak
Reserve Pigeon – Alec Kovaks Jr.
Champion duck – White runner by Ian and Colleen Hodges
C hampion turkey – by Peter Clemen
Champion Guinea fowl – Louisa Nicholls
Super Grand Bird of the Show – White Runner duck by the Hodges
Reserve Super Grand Champion of the Show – White Chantecler Standard K by Fran MacDonald
Nearly 150,000 patrons crossed through the turnstyles during the Fair making the IPE the largest farm
Fair in Western Canada!