Fair recognized for recycling program

The Salmon Arm Fall Fair won top honours at the recent BC Fairs Convention, which was held in Sun Peaks.

Going green: The Salmon Arm Fall Fair won first place for its environmental program.

Sometimes green is as good as gold.

The Salmon Arm Fall Fair won top honours at the recent BC Fairs Convention,  which was held in Sun Peaks.

“It’s something new,” says longtime Fall Fair volunteer Lori Graham of the Going Green award category and Salmon Arm’s win for its recycling and composting program. “We won! We were up against the IPE, Dawson Creek and one more on the Island.”

Graham’s presentation included photos of the various recycling opportunities offered throughout the grounds at this year’s fair, including composting and recycling barrels and her recycle wagon.

“My signage was probably the most important thing,” she says. “I was so glad to beat IPE. They win so much because they’re so big. They clean up all over the place.”

Graham started organizing her Go Green project back in June, long before she new it would become a category on the award slate.

“There was tough competition here, but I did my best and it paid off.”

Graham says this year’s program was just a start, and that her Go Green program will be bigger and better.

“I’m not quitting now, this is just the beginning.


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