Bella Coola’s 61st Fall Fair was yet another successful event for the whole community. The weather cooperated (much more than last year) and the rain held off for the whole day.
The Fair kicked off with the traditional horse parade. Young ones decorated their horses and bikes to begin the parade from North Grant Road to the fairgrounds. Edie Moody and family once again decorated a float in memory of their son and brother, John Moody, who passed away three years ago.
The Bella Coola Firefighters were busy all day long serving burgers and fries, and the smell of goodies filled the grounds. There were tons of activities for the kids to do, such as fishy ring toss, the popular train ride, and much more.
As usual, the Bella Coola Fall Fair Logger Sports were a big draw. There were several new competitors this year as the visiting forestry workers entered the games with gusto. The crowd thoroughly enjoyed the Logger Sports and all the antics of the competitors.
Once again, Bull of the Woods went to reigning champ Gary Edgar, while Abra Silver walked away with Lady of the Woods for the third time. The Scott Moody Memorial Most Sportsmanlike Logger Award went to Maria Savard and Brandon Brecht. This year, Scott’s son Jason Moody was on hand to present the award in his father’s honour.
Thanks to all the organizers and fair volunteers for putting on this celebrated community event. See you next year!