Fair proposes new projects

The June meeting of the Rock Creek Fair Association heard of plans for a memorial wall, TV ads for the Okanagan and more.

Rock Creek fair association director Scott Petrie shows off concept plans that were provided gratis by Harmony Homes for a new entry gate building. Fair president Lincoln Blaine said this project may become the major project for 2015.

New, unique opportunities may entice local residents to step up and volunteer at the Rock Creek and Boundary Fall Fair.

A memorial wall to honour past volunteers has been proposed for the Tea Garden. Each commemorative would include a photo and 200-word biography.

Fair records, handbooks and other archival material will be searched to generate a list of nominees. If anyone has such information stored in a box up in the attic, they are asked to contact Mary Lautard or a member of the fair board.

Phil Gunhouse is working on a new television ad for Okanagan TV stations and anyone with video footage of past fairs is asked to contact him.

Fair committee chair Ilana Fraser said they are looking for volunteers to take photos during fair weekend for the archives. The pictures would also be used for posters and social media.

Other highlights from the June 18 Rock Creek and Boundary District Fair Association meeting included the introduction of RCMP Corporal Judson Mayes, who has recently taken command of the Midway detachment.

Treasurer Lisa Sims reported that a meeting with the RCMP was scheduled for June 23 to discuss the financial review file. Corporal Mayes asked that the membership have confidence that the RCMP will move forward with the investigation.

In a phone interview with the Times on Tuesday, Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison confirmed that the Monday meeting had taken place and the file is still active. “We were hoping to look at getting a forensic audit, but I don’t think that’s in the cards at all. But there are certain things that we can continue to investigate,” he explained. “I anticipate that by September we will have a rather large report to forward to Crown Counsel, but again that is subject to the results of the investigation.”

The membership heard that a loan contract has been signed with the Art Gallery of Grand Prairie will see the Levine Flexhaug murals, which hang in the pavilion, displayed in Grand Prairie, St. Catherine’s and Regina following the 2014 fall fair. They will be returned before the 2015 fair.

Work continues on upgrades to the kitchen, pavilion plumbing and yard lighting. Director Ted Rexin distributed a year-to-date budget versus actual comparison and treasurer Lisa Sims reported that everything is on track to come in on or under budget.

Planning for fair weekend itself is progressing with the Marron Valley Drill team returning to do a demonstration on Sunday of fair weekend. The fair website is being updated with current information on sponsors, registration forms, entertainment and schedule.

New signs along Hwy 3 are up. “We had a real fine morning climbing up and down ladders and catching ourselves on barb wire, but they are up,” reported Phil Gunhouse.

Fraser reported the most recent constitution registered with the province is from 1974. “It is therefore very out-dated and obsolete.”

It was decided that more time was needed to deal with the issue and the board agreed to table further discussion until after the fair.

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.

 

Just Posted

Grand Forks daycare now part of universal childcare program

The spaces will now cost a maximum of $200 per month.

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

From the Hill: The successes and failures of the Elections Modernization Act

Richard Cannings writes about Bill C-76 in From the Hill.

Public invited to annual watershed meeting at Christina Lake

Learn more about invasive species and management planning at Christina Lake.

Boundary Peace Initiative hosts conference in Grand Forks

The conference featured Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs.

VIDEO: People with diabetes meet their alert dogs

A diabetic alert dog is trained to detect low blood sugar in people who have Type 1 diabetes

Hunter who saved B.C. man pinned inside smashed truck says ‘God was sending me to him’

Sayward man describes chance discovery of Duncan Moffat, 23, in northern Vancouver Island woods

Road-weary Canucks thumped 6-2 by Wild

Vancouver hosts the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday

Toronto private school didn’t report alleged sexual assault to police

Police say a sexual assault at an all-boys Catholic institution was not reported to them

China says butt out; Canada calls for release of “arbitrarily” detained Muslims

A Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman accused Canada’s envoy of going beyond their diplomatic roles

Dead Saskatoon tattoo artist’s skin removed and preserved

The skin was removed in honour of the well known artist’s work

B.C. Realtor suspended after helping intern forge note about sick grandma

Vancouver real estate agent Jaideep Singh Puri has to pay fine, take ethics course

Offensive Facebook post by Okanagan Conservative riding sparks outrage

Post taken down after Conservative MP in neighbouring riding condemns it and demands removal

Judge rules against ALC on rural B.C. subdivision

The ALC can’t change the definition of an acre, the judge ruled.

Most Read