Chilliwack – The 147th annual Fair was just held in August, but already the Board is hard at work planning for the 2020 event. A public event of this size and scope takes a whole year to plan and implement.
To be eligible to join the Board people must live in the area, be able to attend monthly meetings, sit on at least one committee, and should consider the good of the entire event ahead of one special interest area. The nomination committee will meet with interested people and can provide more information.Board members will be happy to ‘show you the ropes’ as you learn about our event.
The AGM os at the new Chilliwack Curling Rink on Saturday November 23. A buffet is served at 9:30AM with the meeting to follow at 10 AM.
If you are interested please contact the Fair office by calling 604-824-8191 or email@example.com. Information about the Fair can be found on our website at www.chilliwackfair.com
What do our directors do? They attend monthly board meetings of the Chilliwack Agricultural Society held on the 4th Thursday of each month and they each sit on one or more committees that report to the board. They make budgets, determine the focus of the event, plan new activities, meet with potential participants and are responsible for the whole event. This is a ‘working board’ so in the weeks leading up to the Fair many are also actively planting, building, and creating things for their particular area.
The goal of the Ag Society is to include all aspects of the Chilliwack community and to provide opportunities for everyone to participate. The Fair focuses on celebrating local entertainers, artists,heritage, and agriculture. As the community grows it is becoming more urban. The Fair feel they can bridge the gap between urban and rural by providing entertaining and educating opportunities for people to meet their agricultural neighbours.