When you walk through the admission gates at the 10th annual Brackendale Fall Fair Saturday (Aug. 28), please give a thought to all the many volunteers and members of the Brackendale Farmers' Institute who have made this day possible. The gates open at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the admission is $3 for adults and $1 for seniors and students. I have it on good authority that a knight in shining armour will be patrolling the grounds!
The Zoomin' Zucchini Races were started by Merv Honey a few years back and he will be at the fair to check on the racers. Take your time to view all the exhibits and check out the 50 vendors and what they have to offer. The concession stands will once again be in the capable hands of the Squamish Emergency Program.
What is a Fall Fair without entertainment? A great line-up of talent is ready to keep you in the right mood from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. King's Council is first on stage featuring Shealagh King, Carolyn Grass and others. Also performing during the day are Gordon Durocher and Paul Coulter-Brown and guitarist Perry Beckham. At 3 p.m., Leslie Alexander will take to the stage. Leslie has played at the Fall Fair for many years and she will headline the Hootenanny at the Brackendale Art Gallery at 8 p.m. tomorrow night. Admission is $8 each at the door.
Be a part of the O-Zone opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Sunday (Aug. 29) at Camp Summit, which is located directly across from the eagle viewing destination in Brackendale on Government Road. The O-Zone campers and athletes will officially light the cauldron to begin the games. Special VIP guests include snowboarding champion Tara Teigen and local Squamish heroes Mike Carney and Pascale Godbois (former national team aerialist). Also at the O-Zone ceremonies will be recording artists Carol Grolman and Gord Durocher who will perform the national anthem. The on-site celebrations will include a presentation at noon by rhythmic gold medallist Lori Fung. Take along your Canadian flags and show your spirit. Refreshments will be available by donation through the generous participation of the Squamish Emergency Program volunteers. Wild salmon wraps will also be featured at the Squamish Nation Youth Ambassador food cart.
In last week's column, I mentioned the students who were the co-ordinators for the Summer Reading Club at the Squamish Public Library. One was not mentioned and I do apologize to Jesse Dosanjh. This is the second year Jesse has been involved with this program and many children know Jesse well and seek her out when they visit the library.
The Squamish Youth Theatre is planning to present the musical The Sound of Music later this year. The producers are Adriane Polo and Mike Hewitt and they have auditions coming up next week. Actors of all ages are invited to audition on Tuesday (Aug. 31) from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Sea to Sky Hotel. Please be prepared to commit for two months, three times a week. The musical director is Gordon Durocher. Performances are planned for the last week in November and the first week in December.
Get involved with the Knack to Knit at the Squamish Public Library on Sunday (Aug. 29) from 1 to 4 p.m. Please pre-register if you will need supplies.
Look in your mailbox in the coming week for your Fall 2004/Winter 2005 recreation programs guide. Everything from Yoga to aromatherapy and music lessons is offered at the Brennan Park Recreation Centre.
Please be advised that the Community Registration Day will be held at Brennan Park Recreation Centre on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 604-898-3604 for more information.
Don't we all love to brag about our grandchildren? Well why not enter your grandkids in the "Let me show you my grandchildren" feature? Bring their photos into The Chief office (38117 Second Ave.) by 12 noon on Friday, Sept. 3. All grandkids featured will be entered for a free sitting (value of $75) from Burneing Images Custom Photographics. There is a maximum of three children per ad space.