Lakedell Country Fair sees attendance increase

New polocrosse tourney a hit a country fair

Above average seasonal temperatures and new events added to the schedule led to an increase in attendance at the 41st annual Lakedell Country Fair over last year, as well as guests choosing to stay longer than they typically have done in the past.

“I think it went over very well. The weather was fantastic,” said Amy Belec, events and promotions co-ordinator.

Belec says this year approximately 1,200 people attended the country fair, which is higher than last years attendance number but not a record for the event.

The 41st annual Lakedell Country Fair was held at the Lakedell Agricultural Complex on Sept. 2.

Belec says was also a higher number of participants competing in the events this year than in the past.

“The polocrosse tournament was awesome. It was definitely a fun, new thing,” said Belec.

The tournament was hosted by Black Gold Polocrosse, and Belec says, as it took place later in the afternoon on fair day, people were staying longer to watch the event.

The high turnout also provided a good market for the vendors who set up shop at the Lakedell Country Fair. “Our vendors were all very happy,” said Belec.

In honour of Canada 150 the Lakedell Country Fair hosted a specially themed carnival for the occasion.

“The kids carnival went awesome. We had a lot of people playing the games,” said Belec.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

Kittens rescued after allegedly being tossed from vehicle

Couple finds abandoned kittens new home through Facebook

Semi collides with Car on Highway 2 near Millet

Members of the Millet Fire Department respond to a call on Highway 2 south of Millet

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a call on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

Municipal Affairs creates work group to address requisition taxes

Economic climate: a breeding ground of tax collection challenges

FCSS Secret Santa starts up in Wetaskiwin

Campaign accepting donations until Dec. 7

Veterans who have considered suicide noted in national Remembrance Day service

Studies suggest veterans are more at risk than active service members

B.C. man sentenced to 4 years for harassing ex-wife through revenge website

Patrick Fox was found guilty by a jury in June of criminally harassing his ex-wife Desiree Capuano

Comedian Louis C.K. says allegations of sexual misconduct are true

C.K. is the latest high-profile man caught in a flood of accusations

Merritt Mountie charged with assault

Charges are in relation to an incident in May at the detachment, B.C. Prosecution Service said

Former Canadian international Adam Kleeberger to coach new rugby generation

Kleeberger retired from elite rugby in the summer of 2015

VIDEO: #280characters comes to Twitter

Social media site says it expects most users to stick to short tweets

VIDEO: Tax haven controversy deals another body blow to Trudeau’s middle-class brand

‘Paradise Papers’ revealed off-shore accounts for several Liberal associates

Cut down on court delays by supporting victims of crime: ombudsman

Canada’s top court recently imposed trial time limits

Most Read