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2013 BCAAFE SCHOLARSHIPS
The BC Association of Agricultural Fairs and Exhibitions offers a “4-H Scholarship” and a “Youth Scholarship” in the amount of $1,000.00! Applications must be received in the BCAAFE office on or before the closing deadline date of June 30th, 2013!
Click here to download 4-H Scholarship Application
Click here to download Youth Scholarship Application
Thank you and good luck to all applicants!
18231 60th Avenue
Surrey, BC, V3S 1V7
Agriculture Scholarship - To be awarded to a deserving PVSS or Gateway student who is planning to further their education at a recognized postsecondary institution in the field of Agriculture or in a discipline related to Agriculture. Selected by a committee of IPE members, in cooperation with the PVSS Scholarship and Bursary Committee.
Volunteer Scholarship The applicant must have a background as an IPE volunteer, or be the child or grandchild of an IPE volunteer. Open to any student who is entering or continuing in an academic, technical or vocational pursuit. Selection by a committee of IPE members.
General Manager - IPE
Announcing Our Winners!
2012 IPE Truck Raffle Winner: Rye Stoelting
2012 IPE Truck Raffle - BC Gaming Event License - #45266
Draw: September 2nd, 2012
1st Place - 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck
Rye Stoelting - Aylesford, NS
2nd place - $3,500 Travel Voucher
Kennedy Solomon - Port Coquitlam, BC
3rd place - Chainsaw Carving
Brian Jensen - Lumby, BC
Thank you to all the winners!
THANK YOU to EVERYONE FOR AN
AWESOME 113TH IPE!
Catholic Church, United Church, Seventh Day Adventists, Knights of Columbus, Living Faith Miracle Centre, A/S Figure Skating Club, PVSS Senior Girls Volleyball, Odd Fellows, Lions, Rotary, Kinsmen, Armstrong Legion, A/S Minor Hockey, Cadets, Okanagan Chapter – Huntington’s, A/S Curling Club, A/S Girl Guides, 4-H clubs, Highland Park School PAC, Armstrong Elementary, A/S Chamber of Commerce, North Okanagan Knights, A/S Fire Department, St. John’s Ambulance, Jack Jackson Evangelical Ministries, CAFE, IAFE, BC Fairs, West Coast Thunder Drill Team, TOTA, various ticket requests for non profits, and the A/S Parks and Recreation and the tens of thousands of guests who had the memorable experience at BC’s BEST Agricultural Fair! Thank you to our partners and sponsors. Please support those who support us!
The Interior Provincial Exhibition is a not for profit association and a registered charity.
"Catch the Buzz" with APPALOOSA
IPE Barn Dance!
Friday, August 31st & Saturday, September 1st
Dance Hall Tent!
Doors Open at 9:30pm
The Dancing ~ Till 1:00 AM
(Not including Gate Admission)
We are looking forward to celebrating the IPE & Stampede's 113th year saluting the Honey Division.
Catch the Buzz in Armstrong at the IPE!
Entry deadlines are quickly approaching. If you require a prize list or entry form, download one from the website or stop by the office to pick up your free hard copy.
Are you an aspiring performer?
“Astral - IPE Youth Talent Competition" applications are still being accepted.
Discover your place in the spotlight! Check out the Entertainment page for forms and submission information. Email email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to receiving your application!”
We look forward to the IPE Parade on Saturday, September 1st.
Entry forms are now available online and in the office.
Rodeo seating is by reservation only - $11 per seat. Phone the office with a credit card number and we will set aside the best available seats for pick-up or mail-out.
Catch the Buzz with SWEET HONEYS & HOT BRONCS!
3rd Annual IPE Rodeo Ladies' Night
Thursday, August 30th at the Dance Hall Tent!
Wine Tasting, Fashion Show Elegant Dinner, Entertainment, Rodeo Tour Finals,
Reserve Tickets NOW!
a Table of 10 for $640
Call IPE Office 250-546-9406
IPE Entry Deadline of Friday, July 20th for:
Div 1 Beef Cattle
Div 2 Dairy Cattle
Div 3 Dairy Goats
Div 7 Sheep
Div 8 Swine
Div 10 Baking and Canning
Div 11 Fancywork & Sewing
Div 14 Hobbies
Div 15 Honey
Div 16 Photography
Div 17 Field & Seed
Div 19 Wine, Liquers & Beer
Has been extended to Monday, July 23rd
Returning in 2012 - the IPE Kids Klub
Ride bracelet tickets and family passes are available at:
Safeway (Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm)
Askews (Armstrong, Salmon Arm, Sicamous)
Avalon Tent Rentals (Kelowna)
$29 Bracelet Presale!! $45 on grounds during the IPE.
$27 Family Pass Presale!! $30 at the IPE gate.
Canadian Cowboy Country Magazine Top Ten Fairs and Exhibitions
Top Ten Fairs and Exhibitions Here are our picks for our Top Ten List! When it came to our judging criteria, we considered: family-friendliness; the variety of events and activities; whether it’s a multi-day show; free events; big-ticket and musical entertainment; and, of course, the role played by livestock. Do you have a particular favourite fair or exhibition? Please log onto our blog at www.cowboycountrymagazine.com and tell us why!
Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede (IPE), Armstrong, B.C.
Aug. 29 – Sept. 2
In 1909, if you entered your four best pigs in the Armstrong Fall Exhibition you stood to win $7.50 for first place. Today, those porkers will net you 10 bucks. Blame tradition and exhibitor pride. Nobody’s in it for the money. The IPE’s been doling out down-home fun for more than 110 years. It’s one of the few surviving authentic agricultural fairs across Canada, with a long history of local dedication. When times were tough and attendance dwindled, organizers refused to let their fair die. It became “The Little Fair That Could”. Today the IPE is one of the largest agricultural fairs in Canada....
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IPE recognized at the BC Fairs Convention.
Vernon, BC – The Interior Provincial Exhibition sent numerous delegates to the British Columbia Association of Fairs and Exhibtions (BC Fairs) convention and awards night held from October 21-23rd. The IPE won an incredible 4 awards including:
Welcome to the 114th Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede!!
It is with great pleasure that I extend on behalf of the Board of Directors, a hearty welcome to come and experience the excitement of the 114th Interior Provincial Exhibition and Stampede.
Where else can you do and see so much in just five days? We invite you to “our Fair”, one of the largest agricultural exhibitions in Western Canada. Bring the whole family. Have some fun, meet some friends, and get back to your agricultural roots while enjoying some premier entertainment, great food, midway rides, livestock, poultry and horse shows. You will find something for every age at the IPE.
Do you know where the food you are eating comes from? How and where it is grown? Or how often cows get milked? Find out by checking out our many exhibits in the barns, our show halls and in our commercial areas. We are proud to be able to showcase agriculture and agricultural education at its best!!
We are pleased once again this year to be hosting the Wrangler Tour Pro Rodeo. So grab your boots and hat and get ready for five action-packed evening performances under the lights at one of Canada’s highest rated pro rodeos.
I wish to extend a huge thank you to our Board of Directors, our many volunteers, IPE staff, our Sponsors, and the communities of Armstrong and Spallumcheen. The IPE would not be the huge success it is without your continued support.
This year “Haystack” is saluting the Fruit division. So come on down and “ENJOY THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOUR AT THE IPE”!! See you there!!
Jeanne Noble Harter
General Manager's Message
On behalf of the hard working and dedicated team that make the I.P.E. the premier agricultural fair in BC, please join us for the celebration of "the Fruits of our Labour in 2013!"
With our emphasis on our Fruit Division, make sure you take the time to visit all our divisions at the fair. The fair will continue to embrace the Family fun atmosphere, showcase our agricultural roots and provide new and exciting activities and programs to meet the needs of our guests.
Come and enjoy the exciting Wrangle Tour Finals Rodeo action, the music talent on the Dodge Main Stage, the variety of vendors plus you don't want to miss the exciting attractions in the Kids World. The many agricultural shows and displays are situated throughout the grounds as wll as the fun of the West Coast Amusements Midway.
Special thank you to all our staff, sponsors, partners, exhibitors, entertainers, suppliers, retailers, vendors and volunteers that ensure the traditions continue and that new memories are made when the fair comes to town.
Have a wonderful experience at the 114th Interior Provincial Exhibiltion and Stampede and than you for being part of this grand tradition.
Once again, I hope to see many of you at the fair and hope we will provide a lifetime of memories as you experience one of the unique agricultural exhibitions in the province. Enjoy the fair!
General Manager - IPE