Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
BC Gov't News
Gaming Grant Funds Fair
Chilliwack & District Ag Society awarded $33K
Released by the Gov't of BC/Voice file photo Chilliwack Fair, Heritage Park 2014
ighteen agricultural fairs in diverse communities throughout the province and the BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions shared $794,000 in community gaming grants this year, funded by the Government of British Columbia, said Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
"Agricultural fairs build a sense of community, encourage appreciation of area farms and food products, and help local businesses increase local sales. The B.C. government values the roles fairs play in connecting British Columbians with the people who grow our food, and helping families create memories that last a lifetime, and are proud to offer continued funding and support," said Norn Letnick, Minister of Agriculture.
Agricultural fairs showcase the economic, social and cultural importance of farming, ranching and agri-business in B.C. Jams, jellies, pies, plants, animals, 4-H activities, product exhibitions, lively music and a colourful carnival atmosphere combine to give these much-loved annual community events a unique identity.
• $33,000 – Chilliwack & District Agricultural Society (Aug. 8-10)
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