August 30, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
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The last week in August and first weekend in September means major events for Smithers. Our town turns busier then ever and the community comes together. First was the Fall Fair Parade with fire trucks, horses, and floats. The community came together to view the creativity of our valley's residents. People from all over come to enjoy these end of summer/begining of fall events. Alpine Al and I were in the parade together, we had so much fun waving at the kids and I threw lots of candy to everyone watching the parade. I went to the BV Exhibition (Fall Fair) and saw so many new and familiar faces. This fair has something for everyone; with the rides all day long, live entertainment, concerts, rodeo, extreme bull riding, horse competition, great food, and much more! A person never gets bored at an event like this. This up coming weekend is the 100th annual Telkwa BBQ (Demolition Derby), this is very exciting as I am a backup driver for the demolition derby heats. There is so much happening again with this event, such as, demolition heats, softball tournament, kids games, rock concert, country concert, famous beef out of the pit and onto a bun, and beer gardens, just to name a few. Trooper is playing on Saturday night and Aaron Pritchett and George Canyon are playing on Sunday night. So as many of the Smithers/Telkwa residents are saying......I must go now, I have a derby car to work on.