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The Riceville Agricultural Society celebrates its sesquicentennial!
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Just as the entire country is celebrating Canada’s sesquicentennial, the residents of Riceville, withinThe NationMunicipality and East of Ottawa, also have big things to celebrate: the Riceville Agricultural Society (RAS) is celebrating its 150 th anniversary! Honoring Tradition and Heritage RAS will be hosting its annual Riceville Fair from August 25 th to 27 th , 2017. Activi- ties include adrenaline inducing ATV Stunt Shows, crowd pleasing ATV and Antique Tractor Pulls, new this year Redneck Rodeo Games, Turkey Supper and Sunday Brunch, Children’s Area, Live Music, Competitions, and Horse and Beef Shows! Antique lovers can also show off their truck in the annual Show and Shine or even compete in the 8 th annual Truck Pull! “I have never missed a Riceville Fair, de- clared the RAS president, Corina Shane. It was always an end-of-summer tradition, a place for neighbors, friends, and families to gather, to catch up, and say goodbye to summer. It is also a place that has taught me to give back to my community. My parents, who were both directors, have instilled in me the values of giving back to our small communities so they can continue to grow and have something they can be proud of.” New this year RAS is throwing a Backyard Party on September 9, which will feature a Backyard Grilling Competition and a lawnmower pull by Valley Pullers. On September 10, Boisés Est will also host their annual wood cutter’s event, RicevilleWood & Forests Exhibition,
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Fondée en 1867, la Riceville Agricultural Society célèbrera ses 150 ans au cours de la foire de Riceville, qui aura lieu du 25 au 27 août prochain. Au programme, les festivaliers pourront assister à des spectacles de cascades et de tires de VTT, au Redneck Rodeo , au marché de saveurs locales, aux spectacles de chevaux ou de bœufs, aux tires de camions, et bien plus encore. De la musique et des activités pour enfants feront aussi partie des activités de la fin de semaine. Sur la photo, on retrouve le char allégorique utilisé pour faire la promotion de la foire, lors de la parade de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste à Fournier. —photo fournie
on the Riceville Fairgrounds. “I am excited to be part of this growing association and to be able to give back to our community and friends with new excit- ing events, said Tobias Hovey, RAS’s vice- president. We are planning on celebrating KidsFest big success “I think it surpassed our expectation for numbers,” said Lisa Burroughs, Champlain Township parks and recreation director. “We had bought 500 hot dogs and we ran out.” Besides enjoying the free hot dogs, chil- dren spent the morning and afternoon at Mill Street Park bounding up and down in the inflatable bounce castles, getting their
150 years of hard work and fun with all those who come and support us year in and out. We are always looking for the new faces of those that have just discovered the hidden gem that Riceville Fair is.”
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faces painted, dressing up in costumes for photo shoots, checking out the critters at the Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo interpretive show, running around the splash pad, and play- ing with their friends on the outdoor gym equipment.
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If the results of the raid on the hot dog sup- ply are anything to go by, themid-summer KidsFest event in Vankleek Hill proved a total success.
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Tout lemonde gagne à la roue de fortune, gracieuseté du Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien, au cours duKidsFest à Vankleek Hill, mercredi dernier. —photo Gregg Chamberlain
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