VICTORIA – Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom praised the success of the Dawson Creek Fall Fair and Exhibition in the Legislature on Monday.
?It?s my privilege today to stand in this House and speak about an outstanding event in my riding of Peace River South. This event is the Dawson Creek Fall Fair and Exhibition. In 2007 we will mark the 85th birthday of this fair and exhibition, one that we?re all very proud of and one I encourage each and every member in this House and all British Columbians to make an effort to attend if it is at all possible.?
Lekstrom thanked the over 1,000 volunteers it took to put on this event, which was enjoyed by 25,000 people, an extraordinary number considering the 12,500 population of Dawson Creek.
? But as I said, this is about more than Dawson Creek. This is truly about the Peace Country coming together to host this.?
?This year they received the award of excellence as the number-one fair in British Columbia from the B.C. Association of Agricultural Fairs,? added Lekstrom. ?As well, they won the Committee of the Year Award from the World Professional Chuckwagon Association as the best committee and best organization that has put these together.? Lekstrom also gave special thanks to Connie Patterson for all of her hard work and dedication she gave towards organizing and hosting this special event.