This year’s 39th annual Horsefly Fall Fair was well represented with competitors and a vast array of absolutely fantastic produce, art, floral arrangements, canning and baking entrees, photography, and livestock, but down considerably in attendance from the community.
Terry McLellan won the high aggregate award while Sharon Godfrey was the runner up, with many ribbons going to other entrants.
The Horsefly Citizen of the Year award was a tie, with husband and wife team of Lou and Jack Bigg being recognized for their work as volunteers with the Horsefly Fire Department’s First Response team and many other helping hand activities in our community.
Nora Mark was recognized for her contribution to the Horsefly Seniors Activity and Wellness Society.
The honorees received plaques from the Horsefly Community Hall presented by John Hollan.
In other news the Horsefly community is getting ready for two salmon celebrations.We were very pleased to receive a poster announcing that First Nations people are hosting a traditional powwow to honour the return of the sockeye on Sept. 6 and 7.
Horsefly is also preparing for its annual Rivers Day Salmon Festival on Sept. 27 and 28. Plans are well in hand for an excellent weekend.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is estimating the Horsefly run to be approximately 600,000 sockeye, so this may well be the best run in a while, so bring the kids and come and enjoy nature’s bounty.