August 25, 2016 - 9:30 AM
ARMSTRONG - Whether it’s a horse blanket from the food fair or the thrill of the rodeo, you can enjoy your favourite part of the Armstrong IPE starting next week.
Gates open Wednesday, Aug. 31 for the annual Interior Provincial Exhibition. The fair runs until Sept. 4.
The theme this year is Bushels of Fun for Everyone and with numerous exhibitions, live shows, and of course, rides, it shouldn’t be too hard to deliver on that.
In addition to providing bushels of fun, the fair is also giving back to charity.
The North Okanagan Neurological Association’s Child Development Centre has been named the charity of choice for 2016 by the IPE. That means the association will receive the proceeds from the “Best Seat in the House” Auction and from the 50/50 draw at the rodeo final Sunday night.
The association, which is fundraising for a new facility to support children and youth with special needs, will also have their Clubhouse float in the parade on Saturday, Sept. 3.
While the fair will of course feature old favourites, there are some changes this year including a new general manager, Yvonne Paulson. Paulson has been involved in the Calgary Stampede, the World Professional Chuck Wagon Association and the National Finals Rodeo and came on board earlier this year.
You can find a full schedule of events and admission information here.
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