Churches of Salmon Arm Thrift Store volunteers Jan Godbout

Churches of Salmon Arm Thrift Store volunteers Jan Godbout

City gets set for fall fair

Celebration: The 117th annual event runs Sept. 5-7.

  • Aug. 28, 2014 8:00 a.m.

The fun will begin Friday, Sept. 5 when the Salmon Arm Fall Fair opens the gates of the fairgrounds at 9 a.m.

Attractions will include: the food court, Memory Lane, commercial booths, midway rides by Shooting Star Amusements, a Poultry in Motion display and the Shuswap Pioneers Collectors Club, in addition to music and dance performances and the popular Shuswap Idol contest.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of 4H clubs in B.C., and local clubs, including dairy, beef, horse, goat, poultry, sheep, gardening and photography, will be helping celebrate the event with extra special displays at the fair.

The parade, on Saturday, Sept. 6, will begin on 5th Street SW at 10:45 a.m. and wind its way through downtown.

Salmon Arm Fall Fair officials are asking members of the community to help the Salmon Arm Girl Guides gather non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army Food Bank at the parade.

Guides will be coming around with wagons to collect the donations.

All nonperishable food items will be appreciated; however, there is a need for proteins, like peanut butter.

If you happen to forget your food item, spectators are also welcome to help give back by making a cash donation.

Paws for a Cause

The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk to fight animal cruelty in the Shuswap will be held at Blackburn Park on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 9:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 10:45 a.m. as part of the fall fair parade. Proceeds from the Shuswap walk will benefit animals at the Shuswap SPCA.

Participants can enjoy a variety of entertainment and fun activities, including agility demonstrations with the opportunity for participant dogs to try it out themselves, top fundraising prizes, and the festivities of the parade.

“This is the largest single event to help fight animal cruelty in British Columbia,” says Krista Constantineau, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA. “We are overwhelmed by the amazing participation each year – it’s so great to see thousands of people come together across the province to help B.C.’s most vulnerable animals. Our supporters not only raise essential funds, the events are so much fun for two-legged and four-legged participants.”

To register or donate, and to get all the latest news and information, visit spca.bc.ca/walk.