Saanich Fair to be the best yet

‘Take a spin out to the fair’ is the theme of the 148th event.

CENTRAL SAANICH — The 148th annual Saanich Fair will be bigger and better with many new additions including the Kidz Zone.

Brian Wallace, manager of the fairgrounds said that this year with the continuous additions to the fair, he expects it to be the best one yet.

Seeing between 45,000 and 50,000 people over the weekend, this year’s theme is llamas and alpacas and is called ‘Take a spin out to the fair.’

The Kidz Zone, which is the main addition this year, will have a 50-x-100, 5,000 square foot tent. Inside, there will be a 116th scale miniature tractor display with the same scale farming implements alongside. Many of the tractors will be remote controlled. Wallace said children will have the opportunity to not only play with them, but learn about what each of the implements do.

There will also be a cowboy and cowgirl school, bean bag toss, miniature tractor peddling races and a 4-x-16-foot colouring wall, which will be farm-themed for the kids to colour.

Live entertainment will also be taking place on the Saturday and Sunday with big name country singer, Jesse Roper and Canadian rock legends Honeymoon Suite set to perform.

The 148th Saanich Fall Fair takes place Sept. 5 to 7. Visit saanichfair.ca for details.

Just Posted

New roadside testing device can’t identify drug impairment says Vancouver lawyer

Lawyer says similar devices vulnerable to court challenge, testing for drugs different to alcohol

Greater Victoria residents among the most credit-worthy Canadians

Yet debt levels continue to rise as Canadians owe $178 for every $100 earned

BC business offers ‘clean start’ for people with employment barriers

CleanStart BC is looks to expand its Victoria staff

Kelowna toddler suffers cracked skull after fall from balcony

Neighbour who found the two-year-old boy said he has a bump the size of a golf ball on his head

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Were you satisfied with the Game of Thrones series finale?

Millions gathered in front of their televisions Sunday night to watch the… Continue reading

Support growing for orphaned Okanagan child after father dies in highway crash

Family thanks emergency crews for assistance in traumatic incident

Baby boom seniors putting pressure on B.C. long-term care: report

B.C. leads Canada in growth of dementia, dependence on care

RCMP probe if teen was intentionally hit with ski pole by mystery skier on B.C. mountain

The incident happened on March 20 on Grouse Mountain. Police are urging witnesses to come forward

Pipeline protester chimes in on Justin Trudeau’s B.C. fundraising speech

The government purchased the Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project for $4.5 billion

UPDATED: B.C. man says he’ll take People’s Party lawsuit as far as he can

Federal judge shut down Satinder Dhillon’s ‘nonsensical’ motion to bar use of PPC name in byelection

Canada stripping citizenship from Chinese man over alleged marriage fraud

The move comes amid severely strained relations between Ottawa and Beijing

Most Read